Why (Frankie Avalon song)

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"Why"
Single by Frankie Avalon
B-side "Swingin' on a Rainbow"
Released November 9, 1959
Genre Pop
Length 2:30
Label Chancellor Records 1045
Writer(s) Peter De Angelis, Bob Marcucci
Frankie Avalon singles chronology
"Just Ask Your Heart"/"Two Fools"
(1959)
"Why"
(1959)
"Don't Throw Away All Those Teardrops"
(1960)

"Why" is a hit song recorded by Frankie Avalon in 1959 that went to No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for the week of December 28, 1959, making it the last No. 1 single of the 1950s. The single also became the first No. 1 single of the 1960s on the Cashbox magazine charts. The song was written by Avalon's manager and record producer Robert "Bob" Marcucci and Peter De Angelis. It was Avalon's second and final No. 1 hit.[1]

Anthony Newley covered the song shortly after Avalon, and his version went to No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart in February 1960.[2] Donny Osmond recorded the song in 1972, and it peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 38. 
  2. ^ Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 47-8. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 

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