Song of the Day: Bobby Vinton, “Roses Are Red”

The other pride of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania (Perry Como was the original), Bobby Vinton was a crooner from the late ’50’s and early ’60’s, an interesting period in music history which slides in between the early rock & roll era and the British Invasion. Bobby found this song in a pile of rejected songs at Epic Records, and decided to do it anyway. It turned out to be his first #1 single, rising to #1 on both the Hot 100 and the Adult Contemporary chart, #5 on the R&B chart, #15 in the UK, and was a Top 10 hit in New Zealand (#1), the Netherlands (#3), and Belgium (#5) in early 1962.

12 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Bobby Vinton, “Roses Are Red”

  1. Bobby Vinton played excessively in our house – a favorite of Ma and Pa. This particular song was in the top three, for sure. I can still hear my Mom singing it, no joke. Thanks for the memory; my Mom memories are painful since dementia settled in and she had to be moved to a nursing home. 😦

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    1. Sorry about your Mom, and I hope this brought back some good memories of her. Dementia is a tough disease, more for the family than the victim…

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  2. Haven’t heard “The Polish Prince” in years. I used to have a cassette of his Christmas songs.

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