Schöner fremder Mann

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"Schöner fremder Mann"
Single by Connie Francis
B-side "Funiculì, Funiculà"
Released 1961
Format 7" single
Recorded March 15, 1961 at
Austrophon Studio, Vienna
Genre Rock and roll, Schlager music
Length 2:42
Label MGM Records 61 042
Writer(s) Athina Hosey, Hal Gordon, Jean Nicolas
Producer(s) Gerhard Mendelsohn
Connie Francis
German singles chronology
"Wenn ich träume"/
"Niemand"
(1961)
"Schöner fremder Mann"/
"Funiculì, Funniculà"
(1961)
"Einmal komm' ich wieder"/
"Immer und überall"

(1961)

Schöner fremder Mann is the fourth German single recorded by U. S. entertainer Connie Francis.

The song is the German cover version of Francis' U. S. recording Someone Else's Boy. Although the original version didn't chart, it became one of Francis' biggest international successes, and it is the only song in her repertoire she recorded in eight languages:

  • English
  • German
  • French (as Celui que je veux)
  • Italian (as Ti conquisterò)
  • Spanish (as El novio de otra, a. k. a. Mi tonto amor)
  • Portuguese (as Um amor so meu)
  • Dutch (as Jij bent niet van mij)
  • Japanese (as 夢のデイト - Yume no Deito).

Schöner fremder Mann became Francis' biggest hit to date in Germany, peaking at # 1.[1]

The B-side of the single was Funiculì, Funiculà, an Italian recording from her U. S. album More Italian Favorites.

Schöner fremder Mann was Francis' last single in Germany to feature a foreign language song on the B-side. All subsequent singles would feature German-language recordings on both sides.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jan Feddersen: Connie Francis, supplement to 5 CD Boxed Set Lass mir die bunten Träume, Bear Family Records BCD 15 786 AH, Hambergen (Germany) 1994