Tell Laura I Love Her” is the tragic story of a teenage boy named Tommy who is desperately in love with a girl named Laura. Although they are only teenagers, he wants to marry her, so he enters a stock car race, hoping to win, and use the prize money to buy Laura a wedding ring. The second verse tells how the boy’s car overturned and burst into flames—though no-one knows how it happened. The lyrics of “Tell Laura I Love Her” originally concerned a rodeo, not an automobile race, as composer Jeff Barry was an aficionado of cowboy culture. Decca Records in England decided not to release Ray Peterson’s 1960 recording on the grounds that it was “too tasteless and vulgar” and destroyed about twenty thousand copies that had already been pressed. In 1962, Smash Records released an album, The Tale of Patches by Dickey Lee, that included Lee’s version of “Tell Laura I Love Her”. Another version of the song was recorded by J.
John Leyton attended a singing audition with producer Joe Meek and subsequently recorded the song, which was released on the Top Rank label. At that time, however, Top Rank was undergoing a takeover by EMI, which had already released Ricky Valance’s version of the same song. During the very early 1960s, Broadway Record Label released a version of this song, titled, “Tell Laura That I Love Her,” on an EP – 45 rpm that featured “Vocals and Orchestra by Popular Artists,” none of which are listed anywhere on the record label. Over a decade later, it became one of 50s revival group Sha Na Na’s most popular and beloved numbers, both in concert and on record, with lead vocals by group tenor Johnny Contardo. It appears on their 1971 self-titled album. New Zealand group Creation had a major hit with a version of the song in New Zealand and Australia in 1973. In the USA the following year, Johnny T. Schocker sang their version “Sag’ Laura, ich liebe sie”.
Mexican artist César Costa recorded a version in Spanish titled “La historia de Tommy”. Also there is a version of Chilean singer Ray Palaviccino titled “Dile a Laura que la quiero”. In the year 1974, Finnish artist Hector released his version of the song, titled “Sua kauheesti kaipaan” in his album Hectorock I. An answer song, “Tell Tommy I Miss Him,” was released by Marilyn Michaels in 1960. It was originally released by RCA Victor Records on a single as catalog number 47-7771 and is included on the 2007 compilation album The Answer To Everything – Girl Answer Songs Of The ’60’S . Official Singles Chart UK Top 100 – 5 April 2014″. BBC Wales – Music – Ricky Valance”. Ray Peterson – Tell Laura I Love Her”. Tell Laura I Love Her by Ray Peterson – Songfacts”. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03.
Had Its Premier Production on July 1 – 4 July 2009 at the Guildhall Theatre , Derby . Single by Jennifer Lopezfrom the album J. Love Don’t Cost a Thing” is a song recorded by American singer Jennifer Lopez for her second studio album J. Love Don’t Cost a Thing” was met with worldwide commercial success and is considered “classic Lopez”. It peaked within the top ten in the United States and foreign markets including Australia, France, Germany and Ireland, as well as peaking at number one in Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, among other countries. Lopez began developing her own career in music, later being signed to Work Records by Tommy Mottola. In July 2000, Lawson came up with an idea for a song he thought would be ideal for Lopez.
He recalled: “I wrote and recorded a track which eventually turned out to be ‘Love Don’t Cost a Thing’. I called Damon up, and I played the track and sang the melody to him over the phone. We ended up collaborating on the song, with both of us writing parts of the melody and the lyric. I came up with the title, and he came up with the key line, ‘Even if you were broke,’ in the chorus. It has been reported by multiple sources that the lyrical message of “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” was based around her two-year relationship with rapper Sean Combs, who allegedly “showered” her with expensive jewelry. Marc Weingarten noted the song to be a “standard fare, booty thump funk, with a snapping snare and a female chorus of yes gals” but praised its “bold message”, “‘Love Don’t Cost a Thing,’ is a sharp rebuke to all of those male hip hoppers who kvetch about their women going for the bling bling”. A writer from the website Crosswalk noted it to be a “fun dance song” and said, “This song, with its addictive beat and familiar vocal riffs, has a bunch of young girls singing ‘even if you were broke, my love don’t cost a thing. For the week ending December 9, 2000, “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” made its debut at number 46 on the US Billboard Hot 100, winning the “Hot Shot Debut” of the week award. Apart from its domestic success, “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” topped numerous charts overseas, including Canada, where it became her second number one following “If You Had My Love”. In Australia, “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” debuted and peaked on the ARIA Singles Chart at number four on January 28, 2001.
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