Lonely Teenager

Review  By Megan Harris

Feel Good Music! This is a fun collection of songs that gets you singing along! This is a talented group of artists, and you can feel the positive vibes coming through the music.

 

“One and Forever Love” Play List

Mr. Moon (Take it Away)
Sway
One and Forever Love
Love Came to Me
Black Magic Woman
Lonely Teenager (Now Playing)
Volare
Love You So
My Pledge of Love
That’s When Your Heartache Begins
Queen of the Hop

The Story Behind the Song  “Lonely Teenager”

Although not as largely popular as Runaround Sue, The Wanderer, Ruby Baby and A Teenager In Love, Dion’s Lonely Teenager nevertheless help cement the singer’s claim to fame. The song reflects that of a teenage runaway’s yearning of going back home. Even though the subject matter of the song is replete with teenage angst and may well be sad and sympathetic, the song is of typical doo-wop music — one where the music’s delightful beat can leave the listener dance and groove to it.

Considered as Dion’s first solo single (after he and The Belmonts parted ways in October 1960), Lonely Teenager was written by Salvatore Pippa, Silvio Faraci and Alfred DiPaola; and was arranged by American musician, record producer and arranger Robert “Bob” Mersey. Featured on the 1961 album entitled Alone with Dion, the song reached the 12th spot and spent 16 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 year 1960 as well as the 47th spot in the UK Singles Chart 1960.

In this album, Nick Dukas incorporates Tanya Lewis’ superb backup vocals to create a delightful, charming and feel-good version that’s so nice to listen to and the two voices blend beautifully.

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