"Break It to Me Gently" is a pop song written by blues musician Joe Seneca with lyrics by Diane Lampert. Both Brenda Lee and Juice Newton met with considerable success with their versions of the song.
Brenda Lee recorded "Break It to Me Gently" on August 31, 1961 with Owen Bradley producing the session at his Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville: after another track from the same session: "Fool #1", had become a Top Ten hit "Break It To Me Gently" was released as a single at the end of 1961 and reached #4 on the Hot 100 in Billboard in January 1962
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"Puppy Love" is a popular song written by Paul Anka in 1960 for Annette Funicello, whom he was dating at the time. Anka's version reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #33 on the UK Singles Chart.
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"The All American Boy" Robert Joseph "Bobby" Bare, Sr. (born April 7, 1935) is an American country music singer and songwriter, best known for the songs "Detroit City" and "500 Miles Away from Home". He is the father of Bobby Bare, Jr., also a musician.
Just before he was drafted into the Army, he wrote a song called "The All American Boy" The Record reached No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100.
"Surfin' U.S.A." is a song with lyrics by Brian Wilson set to music of "Sweet Little Sixteen", written by Chuck Berry. It was first recorded by Wilson's band the Beach Boys and released as a single on March 4, 1963, then appearing as the title track to their album Surfin' U.S.A. Also produced by Wilson, the single peaked at number two in the chart of the Music Vendor trade paper (within a year renamed Record World) and at number three on the Billboard and Cash Box charts
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