There are SO many songs out there that go with this week’s theme from Helen, Take/Taken that I really had a hard time deciding. Finally I went with one that gives me chills every time I hear it.
Frankie Valli – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
We’ve seen the movie/play “The Jersey Boys” several times and actually got a chance to see Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons in person when they played at Sonoma State the year our daughter was a freshman. The music was great but we were disappointed that no pictures were allowed and that no standing was allowed! How can you listen to good music like that and not stand? We’ve never been to another show at the college music center because of that. Of course the original “Seasons” are no longer there but the group he has together now still sound great. I want to see him again when he comes to the Mountain Winery because I’ll be able to get some better pictures and get up and dance!
He still looks really good for his age too (which of course you can’t tell from my pictures – LOL). Here’s the video:
I seem to remember from the play that Frankie wanted to sing with an orchestra behind him and when he went out on his own Robert Gaudio and Bob Crewe wrote this song for him. It is one of his biggest hits. As I said, gives me chills every time I hear it, especially when the orchestra comes in strong. If you haven’t seen Jersey Boys, I highly recommend that too. I never knew Joe Pesci had a hand in their story.
Please be sure to visit some of the other Song Lyric Sunday participants. Can’t believe all the different directions these prompts take us! Happy Sunday!