Well, my goodness. I have had over 500 hits on my blog over the past day or so from people looking for Patsy Cline singing “Where the Boys Are.”
Sorry folks. Patsy didn’t sing it. Connie Francis did.
It seems the other night on American Idol that Randy Jackson made a HUGE mistake while critiquing one of the gals after she sang “Where the Boys Are.” Randy said if she was going to scoop the notes like Patsy Cline did then she needed to nail the notes when she got here. The only problem is – Pasty never sang the song. I should know! I’m a huge Pasty Cline fan. My karaoke collection says so.
The song “Where the Boys Are” is from the 1960 movie of the same title and it was sung wonderfully by the lovely Connie Francis. There was never a need for anyone to cover this song because Connie sang it in such a distinctive way that no one could improve on the original. I think the gal from American Idol found that out the hard way.
So welcome to all the fans of Patsy, Connie and “Where the Boys Are” who have stumbled upon my blog.
And, Randy, you’re right about one thing; nobody can sing them like Patsy!