THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
250-Frankie Lymon &The Teenagers-Why Do Fools Falls In Love.
1956-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 3.14.The founder of Motown records Berry Gordy based much of the sound of this band on the development of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5.
Frankie Lymon was only 13 years old when this song made him the youngest person up until that time to have a UK Number 1 single,he was surpassed in 1972 by Little Jimmy Osmond with Long Haired Lover From Liverpool.
Like many youngsters thrust into the limelight at such a young age he had a troubled life,he became addicted to Heroin at the age of 15 and died of an overdose aged 25 in 1968.
In 1981 Diana Ross covered the song for her first release since leaving Tamla Motown Records taking the song to Number 4 in the UK and earning in excess of another 1 Million in royalties worldwide.This led to many years of legal disputes in the courts between the family of Frankie Lymon and the other names credited or making a challenge as authors of this ‘Doo-Wop-Rock ‘N’ Roll’ classic.
‘Why do birds sing so gay and lovers await the break of day.’
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