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July 29, 2013

Brian Hyland - Sealed with a Kiss (1962)

Born November 12, 1943, in Queens, New York, Brian Hyland’s first musical group, The Delfis, was started when it was fourteen. Although the band was never signed, Hyland managed to get signed as a solo artist for Kapp Records in the late ‘50s. He first came into the national spotlight by reaching number one on the charts with the 1960 novelty song “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini.” Hyland next signed with ABC Records and had continuing success as a teen idol with the song heard below and numerous other charting pop songs. By the time of the British Invasion, Hyland has begun incorporating a country sound into his songs. Continuing to head in this direction ultimately cost Hyland any continued success, as his popularity dissipated over the course of the ‘60s. He was able to reach the charts a handful more of times, but never charted higher than number twenty. His last charting songs, “Gypsy Woman” and “Lonely Teardrops,” both cover songs, were released in 1971 and produced by fellow early-‘60s star, Del Shannon.

This song, written by Peter Udell and Gary Geld, was first recorded in 1960 by The Four Voices, but never charted. It was recorded by Brian Hyland in 1962 and reached number three in both the United States and the United Kingdom. The song would later be covered, to varying degrees of success, by Gary Lewis and the Playboys (1968), Bobby Vinton (1972), and Jason Donovan (1989), among many others.

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Brian Hyland - Sealed with a Kiss (1962)

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Lyrics:

Though we got to say goodbye for the summer
Darling, I promise you this
I’ll send you all my love every day in a letter
Sealed with a kiss

Yes, it’s gonna be a cold, lonely summer
But I’ll fill the emptiness
I’ll send you all my dreams every day in a letter
Sealed with a kiss

I’ll see you in the sunlight
I’ll hear your voice everywhere
I’ll run to tenderly hold you
But darling, you won’t be there

I don’t want to say goodbye for the summer
Knowing the love we’ll miss
Oh, let us make a pledge to meet in September
And seal it with a kiss

Yes, it’s gonna be a cold, lonely summer
But I’ll fill the emptiness
I’ll send you all my love every day in a letter
Sealed with a kiss
Sealed with a kiss
Sealed with a kiss

1 comment:

  1. Love this, it's in my all-time Top Ten.
    1962 was a great year for music.

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