Top Song 50 Years Ago; #5

The fifth song to hit the top of the charts in 1962 was “Don’t Break the Heart That Loves You” by Connie Frances. This song has a two part harmony with Connie singing with herself. It is a plea from a heartbroken lover trying to understand why her lover is going out of his way to treat her unkindly. It was the number one song on the Cash Box chart for just the one week of March 25 – 31, 1962. It only got to the number 2 spot on the Billboard chart for that week.

Connie Francis (born Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero) has had a troubled life. She has been married 4 times. In 1974 she was raped and nearly suffocated to death by her assailant. In 1977 she underwent nasal surgery and lost her voice for a while. In the 1980s she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a mental problem which took 4 years to get under control. Connie has written 2 autobiographies; For Every Young Heart (1963) and Who’s Sorry Now? (1984).

Amazon has many albums for sale by Connie Frances including songs and albums that can be downloaded.