Song Lyric Sunday: Frankie Avalon, “Venus”

This week, Jim got the prompt from Di: "Space, Planets, Aliens." I’m going to do something a little sneaky, seeing as how Venus is both the name of a planet and the name of the Roman goddess of love, and I’m going to use the latter meaning.

"Venus" was written by Ed Marshall and was released as a single by Frankie Avalon in February 1959. It was his first #1 hit, spending five weeks atop the Hot 100.

The lyrics, from Lyrics.com:

Hey, Venus, oh, Venus
Venus, if you will
Please send a little girl for me to thrill
A girl who wants my kisses and my arms
A girl with all the charms of you

Venus, make her fair
A lovely girl with sunlight in her hair
And take the brightest stars up in the skies
And place them in her eyes for me

Venus, goddess of love that you are
Surely the things I ask
Can’t be too great a task

Venus, if you do
I promise that I always will be true
I’ll give her all the love I have to give
As long as we both shall live

Venus, goddess of love that you are
Surely the things I ask
Can’t be too great a task

Venus, if you do
I promise that I always will be true
I’ll give her all the love I have to give
As long as we both shall live

Hey, Venus, oh, Venus
Make my wish come true

And that’s Song Lyric Sunday for February 6, 2022.

22 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday: Frankie Avalon, “Venus”

  1. I’m not a big Avolon fan but he was one of the big ones of the 50s and early sixties.

    I commented on Bozo John…loved the write up. Are you going to post it on your site?

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  2. What a cutie. I have been listening to a lot of 50s and 60s music lately as it is bringing back memories of growing up at home with my folks. I know I had Frankie’s picture on my bedroom wall!

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    1. I guess he would have been big in the ’60’s, especilly with all the “beach ” movies he was in with Annette Funicello. I was always impressed with how well he treated her when she was suffering from MS.

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