Connie Francis Greatest Hits

 
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Color Photo of Connie Francis

Connie Francis Early Career

The Connie Francis Greatest Hits is a review of Connie Francis as an artist in the late 50’s and into the sixties. She was born Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero on December 12, 1938, in Newark, New Jersey. She appeared on the Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts and was advised by Godfrey to change her name to Connie Francis. While growing up Connie sang and played the accordion. She changed her name and dropped the accordion.

In the late fifties, she sang backup vocals for three films “Rock, Rock, Rock” in 1956, “Jamboree” in 1957, and “The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw” in 1958. Her big break came in 1958, when MGM records informed Connie that after her last solo single her contract would be dropped. Her last recording for MGM happened to be “Who’s Sorry Now”, which went on to be her first top ten hit as it peaked at the #4 position on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. Because of this song’s success, her contract was renewed.

Connie Francis Everybody's Somebody's Fool

Connie Francis Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool

Her first number one hit on the Hot 100 was “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool” debuted on May 9, 1960, and was on the charts for 18 weeks and stayed at number 1 for two weeks. Her song of longevity is “Who’s Sorry Now” with 22 weeks.

Connie went on to record a total of 56 singles that made the Hot 100 charts, and many songs have been recorded in 15 languages and made chart history in the United Kingdom and Germany. She had a total of 3 #1’s, 16 top 10’s, 22 top 20, and 35 top 40 hits. She also had 2 top 10 albums. Billboard ranks her as the #8 artist from 1960-1969, #27 from 1955-1959, and #26 artist of all-time from 1955-2010.

45 RPM Record Everybody's Somebody's Fool

45 RPM Record Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool

List of Connie’s Top Ten Songs

The following is a complete listing of all Connie Francis’s top 10 hits in chronological order with title, peak date, peak position #, weeks at #1, #2, #3 peak position in () and #1 songs in bold.

  1. Who’s Sorry Now – March 24, 1958 #4
  2. My Happiness – January 19, 1959 #2 (2)
  3. Lipstick On Your Collar – June 29, 1959 #5
  4. Frankie – July 6, 1959 #9
  5. Among My Souvenirs – December 28, 1959 #7
  6. Mama – April 11, 1960 #8
  7. Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool – June 27, 1960 #1 (2)
  8. My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own – September 26, 1960 #1 (2)
  9. Many Tears Ago – December 26, 1960 #7
  10. Where The Boys Are – March 20, 1961 #4
  11. Breakin’ In A Brand New Broken Heart – May 29, 1961 #7
  12. Together – August 7, 1961 #6
  13. When The Boy Is In Your Arms – January 13, 1962 #10
  14. Don’t Break The Heart That Loves You – March 31, 1962 #1 (1)
  15. Second Hand Love – June 9, 1962 #7
  16. Vacation – September 1, 1962 #9

Adult Contemporary Top-Ten Hits

  1. Together – August 7, 1961 #1 (1)
  2. When The Boy I Arms – November 27, 1961 #2 (2)
  3. Baby’s First Christmas – December 11, 1961 #7
  4. Don’t Break The Heart That Loves You – March 24, 1962 #1 (4)
  5. Second Hand Love – May 19, 1962 #3 (1)
  6. I Was Such A Fool – October 20, 12 #8
  7. Follow The Boys – March 9, 1963 #7
  8. Your Other Love – October 19, 1963 #10
  9. Blue Winter – February 29, 1964 #8
  10.  Anything (But Be Mine) – May 23, 1964 #9
  11. Whose Heart Are you Breaking Tonight – January 23, 1965 #7
  12. Roundabout- August 28, 1965 #10
  13. Jealous Heart – November 20, 1965 #10

Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool Original Recording

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If you are a big fan of Connie Francis, I highly recommend her album that contains her #1 hits and many of her top ten’s with the album The Very Best of Connie Francis: Connie’s 21 Biggest Hits!The Very Best of Connie Francis: Connie's 21 Biggest Hits!. The album contains 21 of her biggest hits.

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