BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #392: “DECEMBER 1963 [OH, WHAT A NIGHT]- THE FOUR SEASONS – MARCH 13,1976

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Billboard #1 Hits: #392: “December 1963 [Oh, What A Night}- The Four Seasons. March 13, 1976. #1 for 3 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: “December 1963 [Oh, What A Night}- The Four Seasons
  • Record Company- Warner Bros/ Curb
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by Bob Gaudio and Judy Parker
  • Time: 3:36
  • B-side:”Slip Away”
  • Album- Who Loves You
  • Grade: B-
  • Peaked at #1 3 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #1 in UK Singles Chart, Canada and South Africa.

There are few hits by The Four Seasons that I can stomach. If one ever came on the radio I immediately turn the dial but this one is one of the few I will let play- maybe it’s because Frankie Valli isn’t singing the lead. The song was originally set in 1933 and concerned the repeal of Prohibition but the lyrics were changed at the urging of Frankie Valli and Judy Parker- the lyricist on the song to become a nostalgic remembrance of a young man’s first affair with a woman.

One response to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #392: “DECEMBER 1963 [OH, WHAT A NIGHT]- THE FOUR SEASONS – MARCH 13,1976

  1. I like it still, but it does seem to be one of those songs which radio has inexplicably picked to be one of the icons of the decade… I mean, I hear it almost daily still. It wasn’t THAT great and there were a lot of other ’74 hits which you never hear that could merit a play or two.

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