“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.
“Summer Nights” is a popular song from the musical Grease. Its best-known version was recorded by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John for the big-screen adaptation of the musical, and released as a single that same year.
The single reached #1 in the UK on chart date September 30, 1978, for seven weeks.
Matt Goss (born September 29, 1968) is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He is the lead singer of 1980s pop group Bros, which also features his twin brother Luke as drummer (and originally Craig Logan as bass player).
Luke Goss (born September 29, 1968) is an English actor and former drummer in late 1980s band Bros. He has appeared in numerous films including Blade II (2002) as Jared Nomak, One Night with the King (2006) as King Xerxes, Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) as Prince Nuada, Tekken (2010) as Steve Fox and Interview with a Hitman (2012) as Viktor.
20th Century Highlights (Bros)
“I Owe You Nothing” (1987), UK #1
“When Will I Be Famous” (1987), UK #2
“Drop The Boy” (1988), UK #2
Push (1988), UK #2
“I Quit” (1988), UK #4
“Cat Among the Pigeons”/”Silent Night” (1988), UK #2