FourSeasons-Sherry&11Others#2 – The Four Seasons – “Sherry” – (1962)

This #1 hit was written by Bob Gaudio in about 15 minutes. And it’s one of the all time great vocals. You can learn everything you need to know about how awesome Frankie Valli’s voice was just by listening to this. It was The Four Season’s first national single and, to me, remains their signature song.

51QlIRrWf3L#17 – The Four Seasons – “Rag Doll” – (1964)

Not many things are better than songs by the Four Seasons. This #1 hit is one of their best and it would be their last #1 hit until their comeback in 1975. The pacing and tempo of the song is very similar (I think) to “Walk Like a Man.” 

The Four Seasons – “December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night) (Ben Liebrand Remix)” – (1993)

Yeah, I don’t have a link to purchase this song because it is really hard to find. If you’re creative, you can get it from the link to the YouTube video above. “December 1963” was a big hit for the Four Seasons when it was originally released in 1975, hitting #1 on the Hot 100 in March of 1976. In 1988 it was remixed by Dutch DJ Ben Liebrand and remixed again in 1993. This 1993 remix was a huge radio smash, reaching #14 on the Hot 100 and extending the songs all-time weeks on the Hot 100 to 27 weeks, a then record. This remix is the version you most often hear on Adult Contemporary radio stations today. So yeah, decade confusion all over the place here. The remix has some added beats in the background but there are some people who, without hearing them back to back, couldn’t tell you which one was the original.