Day 106: Somethin’ Stupid

Song: “Somethin’ Stupid” by Nancy & Frank Sinatra
Reached #1: April 15, 1967 (her second, 4 weeks)

Always saying something stupid? That’s my story…

Getting past the mild creepiness of a father and daughter singing a love song (the song has picked up the nickname “The Incest Song” over the years for a reason)… do you think Nancy Sinatra ever wanted a singing career?   Or was she trying to please her notoriously unpleasable father?

On the one hand, the fact that she continues to sing (and act) long after her father’s death indicates that she might actually want to do it… on the other hand, it could be the only way she knows how to make a living now.  She does a show on satellite radio about her father and his career… I suppose she’s OK with it, right?

This song remains the only father/daughter #1 in the history of the Billboard charts.   If there’s another one, let’s hope it’s not quite as creepy… oops, went there again.  Sorry.

Much like her father, there’s not a lot known about her life outside the recording studio – if there was (and is) one thing the Sinatras are good at, it’s keeping their privacy.    So I guess that’s about all there is to say.

Tomorrow, a hit by a TV star turned singer – and his name isn’t Hasslehoff.

Other songs that reached #1 on April 15:
– “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” by Roberta Flack (her first, 6 weeks)
1989 – “She Drives Me Crazy” by Fine Young Cannibals (her first, 1 week)
1995 – “This Is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan (his first, 7 weeks)


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