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Connie Francis - Don't Break The Heart That Loves You

Connie Francis

Don't Break The Heart That Loves You

MGM Records

Release Date: January 4th, 1962

Words by: Jason A. Wendleton
April 21st, 1962

The third and final #1 U.S. single Connie Francis had, 'don't break the heart that loves you' is the most interesting sonically. The song opens with a backing quartet of male vocalists before Francis enters the song. It's all very theatrical and makes sense considering that Francis was also a hot Hollywood commodity when this song was recorded.

What stands out most about 'don't break the heart that loves you' is the awesome two-part vocal harmony as layered by Francis herself. This neat use of studio trickery not only ups the emotional ante by doubling her delicate yearning, but also shades Francis' vocal with a hypnotic, almost angelic quality. It's a nice flourish that not only heightens the tune, but also serves to underscore the emerging talent amongst record producers during the early 1960's.

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