While the song Sherry wasn’t written by Franki Valli it was immortalized by him and the 4 Seasons back in 1962. Personally I thought that this was written back in the 50’s but that’s what happens when you do a little research and find out the truth of things. It only took 15 minutes to write this song apparently and the original title was going to be Jackie Baby after the first lady of the time, Jackie Kennedy. After that however the title changed a couple of times, going from Jackie Baby to Terri Baby and then finally to Sherry Baby. Once the song was released it became a big hit and propelled the band to stardom as it lasted on the top of the charts for around five weeks.
It’s been used a lot since, and even remixed a few times.
5. Jersey Boys
The movie is for the most part about the ups and downs the group had in getting famous and then staying that way as problems tended to pressure them to keep singing in an effort to erase a lingering debt that one of them had that could have derailed their entire career. Following that it also shows just how much they change over the years and how they still pine for the days when it was just the four of them singing under a street lamp.
4. The Help
A lot of us don’t know and possibly wouldn’t want to know what happened in the days before colored folk were seen as anything other than domestic helpers. One young woman however decided to stand up and help them tell their story in a way that finally brought iniquities between the races to bear by letting the world see just what was happening in one town in Mississippi.
3. The 4 Seasons
Fame didn’t bring Franki Valli and the 4 Seasons everything but it did bring them a lot of success, but also a lot of trouble if you can believe the biopic that was made of their career. Valli lamented not being a good enough father to his daughter while the others made mistakes and errors in judgment throughout the years that was offset by their triumphs.
2. Adrian Baker
This is a very different version of the song and in some ways sounds like a very liquid acid trip that might allow someone seriously tripping on something rather hard just fade away into the beat. It doesn’t really sound like a dance song so much as it sounds like a strange, wailing attempt at something that was supposed to sound different and complimentary to the original track.
1. Robert John
This definitely sounds like the disco days in which people would be grooving on the dance floor, perhaps drunk or caught up in some other kind of stupor as the lights twinkled all around them and their fellow dancers gyrated to the music. The idea that it could be anything other than a slow, methodical dance that accompanied this version is unlikely.
To each to their own on this one, but I think I prefer the original version.