Frankie Valli Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

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Frankie Valli Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

Frankie Valli Can't Take My Eyes Off of You

Pop Rock

The song was written by the usual songwriting team suspects for Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio. It became a big hit for Frankie Valli in 1967, going to  #1 on U.S. Cash Box Top 100 as well as #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and Canadian Top Singles Chart.  Bob Crewe produced the record ; Phil Ramone was the engineer; and Artie Schroeck was the arranger.

Valli said that he believes “It’s a very, very tough song to do badly. When the song is that strong to start off with, that’s the kind of song you look for.” Gaudio, looking at it from the writer’s perspective, felt it was challenging to write and feels it uses a wide vocal range for the singer. Gaudio also thinks it’s a mixture of rock, pop, and middle of the road. Both viewpoints probably help to explain why so many singers from different genres and styles have chosen to cover the song.

The number of versions is legion and  rivals many for the most-covered song of all time. The long list includes The Lettermen, Andy Williams, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Easybeats, The Supremes, Manic Street Preachers, Brook Benton, Bobby Darin, Julio Iglesias, Shirley Bassey, Gloria Gaynor, Pet Shop Boys, Lauryn Hill, Sheena Easton, Barry Manilow, Clay Aiken, and so many more from around the world.

Frankie Valli was born Francesco Stephen Castelluccio ion May 3, 1934, in Newark, New Jersey. And what a star and American icon he has been, from 1953 until the present.  He continues to tour and perform.

Here are the lyrics to “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” by Frankie Valli:

You’re just too good to be true
Can’t take my eyes off of you
You’d be like heaven to touch
I wanna hold you so much
At long last love has arrived
And I thank God I’m alive
You’re just too good to be true
Can’t take my eyes off of you

Pardon the way that I stare
There’s nothing else to compare
The sight of you leaves me weak
There are no words left to speak
But if you feel like I feel
Please let me know that is real
You’re just too good to be true
Can’t take my eyes off of you

I love you baby
And if it’s quite all right
I need you baby
To warm the lonely night
I love you baby
Trust in me when I say

Oh pretty baby
Don’t bring me down I pray
Oh pretty baby
Now that I’ve found you stay
And let me love you, baby
Let me love you

You’re just too good to be true
Can’t take my eyes off of you
You’d be like heaven to touch
I wanna hold you so much
At long last love has arrived
And I thank God I’m alive
You’re just too good to be true
Can’t take my eyes off of you

I love you baby
And if it’s quite all right
I need you baby
To warm the lonely night
I love you baby
Trust in me when I say

Oh pretty baby
Don’t bring me down I pray
Oh pretty baby
Now that I’ve found you stay
Oh pretty baby
Trust in me when I say

I need you baby
Well, will you come my way
Oh pretty baby
Now that I’ve found you stay
And let me love you baby
Let me love you…

For other songs by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: “Rag Doll,” “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” and “Walk Like a Man.”

Check Out The Groove Pad for More 1960s Music

The Pass the Paisley Groove Pad is a resting stop, a place to chill out and listen to the featured song on the stereo. If the mood strikes you, click on the juke box to access and listen to the 50+ free online songs there. The TV has several channels, with selections updated twice a week. Every now and then, Pass the Paisley hosts an all-request of 1960s and 1970s songs for a Be-In at the juke box in the Groove Pad. Keep on truckin’. Hope you enjoyed “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Valli.

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