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Where The Boys Are Lyrics By Connie Francis Songs Album: Where the Boys Are Soundtrack Year: 1960 Where the boys are Someone waits for me, A smiling face,

Connie Francis - Where The Boys Are
Connie Francis - Where The Boys Are

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Album: Where the Boys Are Soundtrack
Released: 1960

Where The Boys Are Lyrics

Where The Boys Are
Someone waits for me,
A smiling face, a warm embrace,
Two arms to hold me tenderly.
Where the boys are
My true love will be,
He's walking down some street in town
And I know he's looking there for me.

In the crowd of a million people
I'll find my valentine,
Then I'll climb to the highest steeple
And tell the world he's mine.

'Til he holds me
I wait impatiently.
Where the boys are,
Where the boys are,
Where the boys are,
Someone waits for me.

'Til he holds me
I wait impatiently.
Where the boys are,
Where the boys are,
Where the boys are,
Someone waits for me.
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Where The Boys Are
  • Written by Howie Greenfield and Neil Sedaka, this was the title song from the movie of the same name starring George Hamilton.
  • Thanks to Rich Podolsky's book Don Kirshner: The Man with the Golden Ear , the full story of this song can now be told:

    Producer/director Joe Pasternak came to this film from an acclaimed career, starting with an Oscar nomination for "Best Picture" for his 1936 Three Smart Girls, also a musical comedy with Deanna Durbin. But he didn't want to accept female lead Connie Francis' recommendation of Howie Greenfield and Neil Sedaka. He had a song-writing team from Brooklyn. Pasternak grumbled when Francis assured him that Sedaka and Greenfield were the ones who had written hits for her previously, so he gave them a week to produce results.

    When Greenfield was told of the project, he was less than thrilled. In his phone call with Connie Francis, he said, "What kind of stupid title is that? Who can write a song with a title like 'Where The Boys Are'?"

    In 1960, there was neither the Internet, nor FAX machines, nor Federal Express, so when Greenfield and Sedaka wrote the song, they had a friend who was an airline stewardess deliver it to Francis in Fort Lauderdale. They actually cut two demo versions of songs, and let Pasternak pick the one he liked better.

    Producers Al Nevins and Don Kirshner, of Aldon Music, had Greenfield and Sedaka under contract to them at the time of "Where The Boys Are." Since this was the first time a song of theirs had made it into a film, Kirshner thought that they deserved a screen credit, too. So, against Nevins' better council (not wanting to jinx the gig), Kirshner boldly picked up the phone and spoke with producer Pasternak. This is why the credits at the end of the film, listing the songs, read "Words by Howard Greenfield, Music by Neil Sedaka, Courtesy Nevins-Kirshner."
  • To this day, many of our spring-break-in-Fort-Lauderdale tropes are seeded in this film. Hollywood released a series of "beach party" films following this, including Beach Party (1963), Pajama Party (1964), Beach Blanket Bingo and How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965). Where The Boys Are was released in the winter, inspiring many snow-bound college students to vacation in sunny Florida as soon as the weather warmed.

    For you film geeks, some trivia: The film is actually based on a novel, by Glendon Swarthout. Pasternak wisely decided to only make the story about the first half of the novel, since the second half has the priciples decide to smuggle guns to Cuba and into the hands of Fidel Castro! This would have had bad political overtones, since Castro did indeed win his revolution by the time the film came out and US-Cuba relations immediately soured.

    One more: Francis never attended the premiere of the film, stating that she just didn't like how she was cast. Even by 2001, when she attended the Provincetown International Film Festival where a new print of the film was being shown, she cracked, "I've got some nerve being at a film festival!"
  • Francis didn't like the version that Pasternak chose for the film. "I thought the first version said a lot more in the lyrics. It was a totally different song, lyrically and musically," she told DISCoveries Magazine. Unfortunately, there's no chance of a rare recording being dug up because Francis never recorded that version.

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