“Stupid Cupid”/”Carolina Moon” by Connie Francis

“Stupid Cupid”/”Carolina Moon” (1958) by Connie Francis [45cat]
“Stupid Cupid” is a song written by Howard Greenfield and Neil Sedaka which became a hit for Connie Francis in 1958. Sedaka recorded his own version in 1959.

After almost three years of failure, Francis finally had a hit in the spring of 1958 with a rock ballad version of the standard “Who’s Sorry Now?” Unfortunately, her next pair of singles were less successful. Eventually Howard Greenfield and Neil Sedaka visited her home to pitch their songs. Francis asked if they had something faster and more bouncy, so Sedaka played “Stupid Cupid”, an uptempo number intended for the Shepherd Sisters. After hearing only a few lines Francis recalls: “I started jumping up and down and I said, ‘That’s it! You guys got my next record!'”

A version of “Carolina Moon” became a double A-side with “Stupid Cupid” when released in the UK where, from chart date October 2, 1958, it was No 1 for six weeks.

Find out more at Wikipedia*, and Official Charts*.

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