Saturday, July 29, 2006

Number 996 - Lesley Gore


Number 996

Lesley Gore

"It's My Party"

(1963)
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................Genre: Pop...............

Would you believe she's linked to projects such as Batman (TV series) and Fame the movie, Gore even appeared on Batman as one of Catwomans minions!
Her sexuality is probably more famous than her music (Gore came out in 2005), which just goes to show that in America you can be more famous for what you are rather than what you do.
The song itself has a catchy pop hook and still is very popular today.
It's My Party" is a song popularized by singer Lesley Gore in 1963. This song hit #1 on both the Pop and Rhythm and Blues charts. It was written by authors Gold/Gottlieb/Gluck Jr./Wiener. The song lyrically portrays the emotional downfall and public humiliation of a teenage girl who, at a party she is throwing, is humiliated when her boyfriend Johnny abruptly leaves her and takes up with her high school rival Judy, to whom he gives a ring to show his love for her.
The song's chorus ("It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to, You would cry too, if it happened to you") quickly became a part of American pop cultural language, as a phrase used to describe being utterly humiliated and miserable during an event that is supposed to be a happy occasion.
The song was
covered by Bryan Ferry on his 1973 album These Foolish Things.
A
1981 cover by Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin was a UK number one hit single. There is also a Swedish language version, known as "Leva livet". "Leva livet" has been recorded by artists as Lill-Babs (1963), Magnus Uggla (1979) and Lotta Engberg (1997). ~ [Source: Wikipedia]
For Dave Stewart see Mellow Mix Vol 1 #134
For Bryan Ferry see #569
Need more information on the song "It's My Party"? Here are some SongFacts for you to ponder over! Click here > Fact Stuff

Official Website for Lesley Gore @ This addy & for other Information/Biography click this link > Here ~ crowbarred [because power is knowledge]
Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at (Nope they hated it) and the Album ranked at Number (Nope, doesn't even know its out yet)
This song has a Definitive 1000 rating of 42.3 out of 108


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey loathe your choice here,...its a song that you just cant wipe from the ears...teeny bopper song...

tragic burn pile....lol

1:55 pm  
Blogger crowbarred said...

yea but this is 1963, yanno to them back then it would have been just as cool as Avril or Pink to them

12:51 am  

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