Two People in the World by Little Anthony and The Imperials

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Two People in the World by Little Anthony and The Imperials

Two People in the World by Little Anthony and The Imperials

The selection for this week’s Flip-Side Monday is “Two People in the World.” It was released in 1958 as the B-Side to “Tears on My Pillow.” The latter song went to #2 on the R&B Chart and #4 on the U.S. Pop Chart in 1959 and became a million seller. This helped “Two People in the World” become successful as well.

The original End Record single credits the group as The Imperials. Subsequent pressings feature lead Jerome “Little Anthony” Gourdine and  credits “Little Anthony  and The Imperials.” D.J. Alan Freed helped to promote the group on the air and gave Gourdine that nickname because of his youthful-sounding falsetto vocals. The nickname became an identifier. The group members for this record were Jerome Anthony “Little Anthony” Gourdine, Clarence Collins, Tracy Lord, Ernest Wright, Jr., and Glouster “Nate” Rogers.

Little Anthony and The Imperials, from New York, have enjoyed success and longevity as a group. They have a wide range of material in many genres (e.g., doo wop, R&B, soul) and great performances. Other popular songs from the group include “Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop,” “I’m on the Outside (Looking In),” “Goin’ Out of My Head,” “Hurt So Bad,” “Take Me Back,” and “Better Use My Head.”

Here are the lyrics to “Two People in the World”:

There’s just two kinds of people in the world
Why can’t we fall in love?
Just two kinds of people in the world
They are a boy and girl

Boy meets girl and love begins
Oh, what a feeling you get from within
Oh, I should know for I’m in love
I’m the boy, you’re the girl, all the stars up above

Just two kinds of people in the world
Why can’t we fall in love?
Just two kinds of people in the world
They are a boy and girl

Boy meets girl and love begins
Oh, what a feeling you get from within
Oh, I should know for I’m in love
I’m the boy, you’re the girl, all the stars up above

Just two kinds of people in the world
Why can’t we fall in love?

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1 Comment

  1. Alan Sirchio says:

    Great song another by the imperials was traveling stranger never gets any air time

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