She's A Fool

Album: Lesley Gore Sings of Mixed-Up Hearts (1963)
Charted: 5
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Songfacts®:

  • This was the first single from Gore's second album. During the popularity of her first two singles ("It's My Party" and "Judy's Turn to Cry") and her debut album (I'll Cry if I Want To, which consisted of songs completely devoted to [you guessed it!] crying), Gore was in danger of being typecast with songs that had the same stories and themes. To prevent this, her producers decided to give her material that was more mature and sophisticated and appealing to teenagers and adults alike. This was probably the best time for songs like this as well, as Gore would become of age a year after this song's release. >>
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    Jerro - New Alexandria, PA

Comments: 4

  • AnonymousAccording to what I found they're saying shag a doo la after she's a fool.
  • Timmers from Branford CtWhat are the words the men are singing between the words, "shes a fool?". Sounds like bossanova.
  • Moanin' Lisa from Chillicothe Mo.When I was a teen in the Sexy Sixties, I was a big Lesley Gore fan. Of course, times were different then & rock and roll was young, but so diverse too. Gore was The Teen Queen. I think the great Quincy Jones was the producer on all her records so that really made a great impact on the charts. Lesley was in most all the music magazines of the time & had a huge fan base. Now this song was one of her best. Great beat, great lyrics, great singing, & great production. My boyfriend in high school at the time had such a "crush" on Lesley Gore that I got outright jealous of her at first. But I learned it was just a "fan crush." Ahh, memories, huh?
  • T. Porter from Raymond, NhLeslie Gore was without question, a very real part of the 1960s. She had an incredible voice and she was absolutly beautiful. Her songs made one want to see her when she sang. The songs she sang that took notice really took notice. She is a living legend by most standards. Today, her songs bring back a time for the generation that grew up with her songs, fond memories of when they were in school and dating. That unmistakable voice can still bring back feelings of youth and love and the passion of being young. My wish is that she had, at least once, teamed up and did a dueo with Elvis. Together, they would have really rocked. Leslie, if you ever read this, Thank you. You were the girl every guy wanted to find and many dreamed of.
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