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Studio album by Shelley Fabares
Released June 1962
Recorded 1962
Genre Pop
Label Colpix
Producer Stu Phillips
Shelley Fabares chronology
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Singles from Shelley!
  1. "Johnny Angel"
    Released: February 1962

Shelley! is the self-titled debut 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-426 and SCP-426. The album was produced and arranged by Stu Phillips and was recorded at United Western Recorders in Hollywood, California. Shelley! peaked on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart at #106 in July 1962. The album also spawned the number one hit single, "Johnny Angel" in April 1962 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.[1] Shelley! features a guest appearance by Paul Petersen on the track "Very Unlikely".[2] The backup vocals were performed by the girl group The Blossoms.[3]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AMG (?)[4]

Shelley! was released in June 1962. One month after its release the album charted at #106 on the Billboard 200 Chart.[5] The first single taken from Shelley! was "Johnny Angel", and it was performed by Fabares on The Donna Reed Show during the show's fourth season.[6] The song was released shortly before her Shelley! album and became a #1 US Hot 100 hit for two weeks on the pop chart.[7] "Johnny Angel" sold over a million copies and was awarded a gold disc.[8] "Johnny Angel" also charted at #41 on the UK Singles Chart[9] and peaked at #1 in Canada. Fabares lip-synched her hit single on American Bandstand during a June 19, 1962 television appearance to promote her debut album.[10]

Track listing[edit]

Side 1

No. Title Length
1. "Love Letters" 2:13
2. "Picnic" 2:10
3. "Johnny Angel" 2:21
4. "True Love" 2:33
5. "Boy of My Own" 2:07
6. "Where's It Gonna Get Me" 2:11

Side 2

No. Title Length
7. "It's Been A Long, Long Time" 2:01
8. "Funny Face" 2:13
9. "I'm Growing Up" 2:13
10. "Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo" 2:17
11. "Very Unlikely (with guest Paul Petersen)" 2:41


Chart 1962 Peak position
Billboard 200 106[11]


The Shelley! album was released on Compact Disc in its entirety for the first time as part of a 2 LPs on 1-CD set released by Collectables in September 2000. This included the original liner notes from the 1962 album.


  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. ^ Adams, Greg (2000-09-12). "Allmusic". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-10-13. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1996). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits (6th ed.). New York: Watson-Guptill Publications. p. 212. ISBN 0-8230-7632-6. 
  4. ^ AMG review
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1996). Top Pop Albums 1955-1996 (4 ed.). Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation. p. 254. ISBN 0-89820-117-9. 
  6. ^ Brooks, Tim (1999). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present (7th ed.). New York: Ballantine Books. p. 275. ISBN 0-345-42923-0. 
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2003). Top Pop Singles 1955-2002 (10th ed.). Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 234. ISBN 0-89820-155-1. 
  8. ^ Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 145. ISBN 0-214-20512-6. 
  9. ^ "Shelley Fabares - Johnny Angel". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2011-10-13. 
  10. ^ Shore, Michael (1985). The History of American Bandstand (1st ed.). New York: Ballantine Books. pp. 101, 131. ISBN 0-345-31722-X. 
  11. ^ "Shelley Fabares". AllMusic. 1944-01-19. Retrieved 2011-10-13.