Hey, Venus
Oh, Venus
Venus, if you will
Please send a little girl for me to thrill
A girl who wants my kisses and my arms
A girl with all the charms of you

Venus, make her fair
A lovely girl with sunlight in her hair
And take the brightest stars up in the skies
And place them in her eyes for me

Venus, goddess of love that you are
Surely the things I ask
Can't be too great a task

Venus, if you do
I promise that I always will be true
I'll give her all the love I have to give
As long as we both shall live

Venus, goddess of love that you are
Surely the things I ask
Can't be too great a task

Venus if you do
I promise that I always will be true
I'll give her all the love I have to give
As long as we both shall live

Hey, Venus
Oh, Venus
Make my wish come true


Bobby Daren (C)1959

 Frankie Avalon was the first and most successful of the teen idols from Philadelphia.

Frankie Avalon's early singles were arranged by DeAnglis and with studio musicians. The sound he created was bouncy, with a happy message, but was not intended to have a lasting impact.

Marcucci and DeAngelis next had Avalon record "Venus" a song written by Ed Marshall. This song was completely different from the songs he had recorded in the past. The combo was replaced by an orchestra, female vocals, bells and chimes over a soft cha-lypso beat. Gone were the guitars and saxophones. Avalon sang with a full voice, giving up the nasal sound, but the audience it was aimed at remained the same.

Over a two year period, Avalon had seven songs in the Top Ten. "Venus" was Avalon's biggest hit selling more then a million copies in the spring of 1959. Three more million sellers in a row, "Bobby Sox To Stockings," "Just Ask Your Heart," and "Why" followed.

 




   
 

 





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