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Where The Boys Are by Connie Francis

"Where the Boys Are" by Connie Francis

Traditional Pop Music

One of the great golden oldies is “Where the Boys Are,” which features the expressive voice of Connie Francis. It was the title song for the film of the same name. Four college co-eds go off to Florida for spring break and learn about the birds and the bees in the 1960 film Where the Boys Are. The times were changing as American entered the 1960s, and so were the attitudes of the teenagers.  Connie Francis starred  in the film along with Paula Prentiss, Dolores Hart, Yvette Mimieux, George Hamilton, Jim Hutton, Frank Gorshin, and Barbara Nichols. Francis’ rendition of “Where the Boys Are,” written by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield, was not only featured in the film, but it also became one of her signature numbers. The song reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961. S

he is a lady who sings so beautifully – straight from the heart. Connie Francis (Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero, b. 1938) is one of America’s top-charting female vocalists.  Born near Newark, New Jersey, Francis began performing at the age of four as both a singer and an accordion player. She eventually changed her stage name and left the accordion behind. (Baltimore Net Radio features her music on  “A Visit with Connie Francis,” please check their program schedule.)

Here are the lyrics to “Where the Boys Are” by Connie Francis:

“Where the boys are, someone waits for me
A smilin’ face, a warm embrace, two arms to hold me tenderly
Where the boys are, my true love will be
He’s walkin’ down some street in town and I know he’s lookin’ there for me

In the crowd of a million people
I’ll find my valentine
And then I’ll climb to the highest steeple
And tell the world he’s mine

Till he holds me I wait impatiently
Where the boys are, where the boys are
Where the boys are, someone waits for me

Till he holds me I wait impatiently
Where the boys are, where the boys are
Where the boys are, someone waits for me”

If you would like to read about “Fallin’,” another song by Connie Francis, please click here, or golden oldies “Lipstick on Your Collar” and “Frankie,” click here.

If you want to purchase a DVD of Where the Boys Are, please consider this: Where The Boys Are

For More Golden Oldies Music

The Daily Doo Wop Rec Room has daily featured doo wop, rock and roll, R&B, or rockabilly songs that were hits during the first era of rock and roll (that is, from about 1952 until the British invasion in 1964). After a song is featured, it then goes into the juke box. You are welcome to listen to any of the 40+ selections there. Every weekend, there is a Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night, and the juke box is full of song requests from the 1950s and 1960s.

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9 Comments

  1. Joyce says:

    Love this music

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  4. Doug says:

    thanks for share! what a wonderful voice she had! Love that 1950s music — sixties music, too.

  5. catherine says:

    thank you. Music from my era. She did have an amazing voice. Love doo wop music, rock and roll, and great vocal harmonies, too.

  6. thank you for share! I’ve watched this film a dozen times. She’s a beautiful lady with a beautiful voice. I love the fifties and sixties music.

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