Girls! Girls! Girls!- “Runaround Sue”- Dion. “Runaround Sue” was a #1 hit for Dion in 1961 after he had split with the Belmonts. Dion is still out there releasing albums and performing- he was one of the greatest artists in the period between the decline of the great 50’s rockers – and the arrival of The Beatles- the late 50’s to 1963. A few years after “Runaround Sue” -Dion married a Sue- who over the years likes to claim the song is about her- Dion denies that the song is about her.
According to Dion, he started to put the song together at an informal party for a friend’s birthday, where he started improvising lyrics and encouraged his friends to add doo-wop background harmonies to a clapping rhythm. He then took the idea to his friend, budding songwriter Ernie Maresca, and they developed the tune and lyrics together.