Book Of Love

Album: Who Wrote The Book Of Love? (1958)
Charted: 5
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  • This was inspired by a Pepsodent toothpaste commercial.
  • The banged drum in the first line of each verse (while that line was sung accapella) was not planned - in one of the first takes, a batted baseball struck the outer wall of the studio. When the take was played back, the group decided to keep the sound in the song. >>
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    Brad Wind - Miami, FL, for above 2
  • This was the only hit for the group, who were from Newark, New Jersey.
  • Don McLean's song "American Pie" contains what is probably a reference to this in the lyric "Did you write the book of love?"
  • Sha-Na-Na sang this at Woodstock in 1969.
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Comments: 4

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 8th 1964, the Raindrops' covered version of "The Book of Love" entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #95; it would remain on the chart for seven weeks, peaking at #62...
    And almost exactly six years earlier, save one day, on March 9th, 1958 the original version by the Monotones entered the Top 100 at #80; and on April 6th it reached #5 for one week...
    In 1961 a group named Nino & the Ebb Tides released "Juke Box Saturday Night"; it peaked at #57 and the song featured "The Book of Love" and "Get A Job"...
    Between April 1963 and September 1964 the Raindrops had five Top 100 records; there biggest hit was "The Kind of Boy You Can't Forget", it peaked at #17 {for 1 week} on September 22nd, 1963...
    Sadly, Raindrop member Ellie Greenwich passed away on August 26th, 2009 at the age of 68...
    May she R.I.P.
  • Meredith from Wauwatosa, WiAlso covered by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons who did a wonderful job! I like this song a lot!!!!!
  • Howard from St. Louis Park, Mn"Book of Love" was also used as the theme for "The Newlywed Game" when Paul Rodriguez replaced Bob Eubanks as host in 1988.
  • Ted from Loveland, CoPeaked Billboard position #5 in 1958
    Reportedly inspired by a Pepsodent commercial
    "You'll wonder where the yellow went
    when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent"
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