Lesley Gore Sings of Mixed-Up Hearts

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Lesley Gore Sings of Mixed-Up Hearts
Lesley Gore Sings of Mixed-Up Hearts cover.jpg
Studio album by Lesley Gore
Released November 1963
Recorded 1963
Genre Pop
Length 31:25
Label Mercury
Producer Quincy Jones
Lesley Gore chronology
I'll Cry If I Want To
(1963)I'll Cry If I Want To1963
Lesley Gore Sings of Mixed-Up Hearts
(1963)
Boys, Boys, Boys
(1964)Boys, Boys, Boys1964
Singles from Lesley Gore Sings of Mixed-Up Hearts
  1. "She's a Fool"
    Released: 1963
  2. "You Don't Own Me"
    Released: 1963
  3. "Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows"
    Released: 1965

Lesley Gore Sings of Mixed-Up Hearts, also known as Sings of Mixed-Up Hearts, is an album by Lesley Gore. It was released in 1963 as the follow-up to her debut album I'll Cry If I Want To.

Allmusic critic Richie Unterberger considers Lesley Gore Sings of Mixed-Up Hearts to be better than I'll Cry If I Want To and an "above average" though not excellent 1963 pop/rock album.[1] Unterberger cites as a reason for being preferable to I'll Cry If I Want To that Lesley Gore Sings of Mixed-Up Hearts avoids the self-pity theme of the debut album.[1] Unterberger also praises the album's three big hits, "She's a Fool", "You Don't Own Me" and "Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows".[1] "She's a Fool" and "You Don't Own Me" both reached the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1963.[2] "Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows", released as a single two years later, reached #13.[1][2] Unterberger also praised the songs "If That's the Way You Want It" and "Run, Bobby, Run" for being "good moody girl group ditties" which benefited from Quincy Jones's production, but he rated the pop ballads "Fools Rush In" and "Young and Foolish" as being "pedestrian".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "She's a Fool" (Ben Raleigh, Mark Barkan) – 2:08
  2. "The Old Crowd" (Carole King, Gerry Goffin) – 2:27
  3. "Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)" (Johnny Mercer, Rube Bloom) – 2:20
  4. "Young Lover" (Paul Anka) – 2:23
  5. "My Foolish Heart" (Ned Washington, Victor Young) – 3:19
  6. "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows" (Howard Liebling, Marvin Hamlisch) – 1:37
  7. "You Don't Own Me" (David White, John Medora) – 2:26
  8. "Run, Bobby, Run" (Ben Raleigh, Mark Barkan) – 3:11
  9. "Young and Foolish" (Albert Hague, Arnold Horwitt) – 2:45
  10. "I Struck a Match" – 3:16
  11. "If That's the Way You Want It" (Brian Potter, Dennis Lambert) – 2:26
  12. "Time to Go" (Ben Raleigh, Mark Barkan) – 3:07

Charts[edit]

Album
Year Chart Position
1963 US Billboard 200 125
Singles
Year Single Chart Position
1963 "She's a Fool" US Billboard Hot 100 5
US R&B Singles 26
"You Don't Own Me" US Billboard Hot 100 2
1965 "Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows" 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Unterberger, R. "Sings of Mixed-Up Hearts". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  2. ^ a b "Lesley Gore Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-09-14.