'who loves you'

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I'm posting this because it's been languishing in the archives for a while. I also realize that the Four Seasons group isn't everyone's cup of tea. It's not my favorite cup of tea, but they did have some good songs, and among the best is this one. (I also like "Walk Like a Man" and "My Eyes Adored You," the latter marred by the execrable line, "Walkin' home every day over Barnegat Bridge and Bay.")

"Who Loves You", released in 1975, wasn't written by Frankie Valli but by Judy Parker and Valli's longtime songwriter Bob Gaudio (writer of, among other songs for the group, "Sherry", "Big Girls Don't Cry", "Walk Like a Man", "Dawn (Go Away)",  "Rag Doll", "Bye Bye Baby", and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You"). This video is labeled "official music video", and may be lip-synched, but still shows the recording group. Yes, the clothes are atrocious Seventies quasi-disco garb, but so what? This is still way above the vast pile of pap that presently passes for pop.

What I like about this song is the unusual intro, with the cymbals giving way to the group's patented vocal harmony. There's also a much longer musical break than usual for the group. AND. . . . it's got a good beat and you can dance to it. Seriously, this is the kind of song that makes you want to get up and dance immediately, like the Jackson Five's "I Want You Back."

You might want to put in the comments below the songs that always make you get on your feet. I'd like to hear what people have to say.

There's a mangled version of this song in the movie "Jersey Boys" (2014), directed by Clint Eastwood (!). It's a strange movie, with good bits ruined by the actors narrating to the camera.

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I didn't know about it. "Who Loves You", released in 1975, wasn't written by Frankie Valli but by Judy Parker and Valli's longtime songwriter Bob Gaudio (writer of, among other songs for the group, "Sherry", "Big Girls Don't Cry", "Walk Like a Man", "Dawn (Go Away)", "Rag Doll", "Bye Bye Baby", and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You"). This video is labeled "official music video", and may be lip-synched, but still shows the recording group. Yes, the clothes are atrocious Seventies quasi-disco garb, but so what? This is still way above the vast pile of pap that presently passes for pop. Thanks a lot dear for nice explanation. Now I want to see this.May be it will be amaizing!!!

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thank you

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