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Someone Else's Boy

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Released  1961
Recorded  January 31, 1961
Length  2:42
Format  7" single
Genre  Rock and roll
A-side  "Breakin' In a Brand New Broken heart"

"Someone Else's Boy" is a song written by Hal Gordon and Athena Hosey. It was recorded by Connie Francis on January 31, 1961, in New York.

The song was the flipside of Francis' hit single "Breakin' in a Brand New Broken Heart", which peaked at number seven on the U.S. pop chart. Although "Someone Else's Boy" was overlooked in the U.S. and didn't chart, it became one of Francis' greatest international successes. It is the only song in her repertoire she recorded in eight languages: English, German (as Schöner fremder Mann), French (as Celui que je veux), Italian (as Ti conquistero), Spanish (as El novio de otra, a. k. a. Mi tonto amor), Portuguese (as Um amor so meu), Dutch (as Jij bent niet van mij) and in Japanese (as 夢のデイト - Yume no Deito). At least five of these versions hit number one in their respective countries. In Germany, it became her best selling German-language recording to this date. The Dutch version, however, remained unreleased until 1988.

"Someone Else's Boy" was Francis' first collaboration with songwriter, arranger and band leader Cliff Parman (who wrote - among others - Nat King Cole's "Pretend"). The international success of "Someone Else's Boy" prompted Francis to work with Parman on several singles and three albums throughout 1961.

A cover in Swedish, "Han är inte min" was recorded in October 1961 by Anna-Lena Löfgren.

References

Someone Else's Boy Wikipedia


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