The Things We Did Last Summer (album)

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The Things We Did Last Summer
Studio album by Shelley Fabares
Released September 1962
Recorded 1962
Genre Pop
Label Colpix
Producer Stu Phillips
Shelley Fabares chronology
Shelley!
(1962)
The Things We Did Last Summer
(1962)
Teenage Triangle
(1963)
Singles from The Things We Did Last Summer
  1. "Johnny Loves Me"
    Released: May 1962
  2. "The Things We Did Last Summer"
    Released: August 1962

The Things We Did Last Summer is the second studio pop album by singer and actress Shelley Fabares released in 1962 on Colpix Records. It was available in both mono and stereo, catalogue numbers CP-431 and SCP-431. The album was produced and arranged by Stu Phillips who had produced her previous record. It peaked on the Billboard 200 Chart at #121 in October 1962. The album features her Top 40 hit single "Johnny Loves Me".[1] It also includes the second hit single from the album, "The Things We Did Last Summer".[2]

Reception[edit]

The Things We Did Last Summer was released in September 1962. One month after its release the album charted at #121 on the Billboard 200 Chart.[3] The first single taken from The Things We Did Last Summer was "Johnny Loves Me". The song was released a few months ahead of the album and was the follow-up single to her previous hit "Johnny Angel" from her debut album Shelley!. "Johnny Loves Me" charted on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart at #21 in July 1962.[4] The second single taken from the album was "The Things We Did Last Summer" which peaked at #46 on the Billboard Hot 100. [5]

Track listing[edit]

Side 1

No. Title Length
1. "The Things We Did Last Summer"   2:27
2. "Vacation"   2:20
3. "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do"   2:05
4. "Roses Are Red"   2:42
5. "Johnny Loves Me"   2:21
6. "Sealed with a Kiss"   2:39

Side 2

No. Title Length
7. "The Loco-Motion"   2:10
8. "It Keeps Right On A Hurtin'"   2:50
9. "Johnny Get Angry"   2:24
10. "See You In September"   2:11
11. "I'm Growing Up"   2:14
12. "Palisades Park"   1:55

Charts[edit]

Chart 1962 Peak position
Billboard 200 121[6]

Re-release[edit]

The Things We Did Last Summer was released on Compact Disc in its entirety for the first time as part of a 2 LPs on 1 CD set that also featured her debut solo album Shelley!. It was released by Collectables in September 2000 and included the original liner notes from the original 1962 recording.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bronson, Fred (2003). The Billboard Book of Number 1 Hits: The Inside Story Behind Every Number One Single on Billboard's Hot 100 from 1955 to the Present (5 ed.). Billboard Books. p. 107. ISBN 0-8230-7677-6. 
  2. ^ "Shelley Fabares". AllMusic. 1944-01-19. Retrieved 2011-10-13. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1996). Top Pop Albums 1955-1996 (4 ed.). Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation. p. 254. ISBN 0-89820-117-9. 
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1996). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits (6th ed.). New York: Watson-Guptill Publications. p. 212. ISBN 0-8230-7632-6. 
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2003). Top Pop Singles 1955-2002 (10th ed.). Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 234. ISBN 0-89820-155-1. 
  6. ^ "Shelley Fabares". AllMusic. 1944-01-19. Retrieved 2011-10-13.