Connie Francis

Connie Francis

 

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Connie Francis (born Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero, December 12, 1938) is an American pop singer and top-charting female vocalist of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Although her chart success waned in the second half of the 1960s, Francis remained a top concert draw. Despite several severe interruptions in her career, she is still active as a recording and performing artist.

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Highlights10

I'm Gonna Be Warm This Winter
 
"I'm Gonna Be Warm This Winter" is a 1962 single by Connie Francis, released in that December to peak at #18 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Cash Box Top 100.
Everybody's Somebody's Fool
 
"Everybody's Somebody's Fool" is a song written by Jack Keller and Howard Greenfield that was a No. 1 hit for Connie Francis in 1960.
Connie Francis Sings Award Winning Motion Picture Hits
 
Connie Francis sings Award Winning Motion Picture Hits is a studio album recorded by American pop singer Connie Francis.
Vacation
 
"Vacation" is a 1962 single by Connie Francis which was her final Top Ten hit in both the US and the UK.

Photos - Connie Francis66

Popular Albums48

Popular Songs11

Song Appearances & References38

Films1

Minor Film Appearances & References10

TV Shows6

Collaborators & Influencers54

Other Music-Related Relationships8

Other Film-Related Relationships3

Personal & Professional Relationships1

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships1

Awards & Nominations1

Events1

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Spotify - Albums & Singles224

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles25

Star-studded lineup confirmed for N.J. Hall of Fame ceremony
  –  April 3, 2017
singer Connie Francis, TV personality Kelly Ripa, actor Ray Liotta, musician Wyclef Jean, basketball Hall of Famer Carol Blazejowski, heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner, and NFL star Rosey Grier. Soccer star Carli Lloyd will not be able to attend, but she will ...
Nicki Minaj Breaks Aretha Franklin Chart Record
  –  April 3, 2017
Franklin had held the mark for the most Hot 100 visits among women for almost 40 years, from June, 1977, when she passed Connie Francis, according to Billboard. This week, Nicki's songs "No Frauds", "Regret in Your Tears", and "Changed It" debuted in the ...
Kingston musician Wright supports another cause
  –  March 31, 2017
Musical tributes will take the Grand Theatre stage this weekend. Saturday, “Legends on Tour” offers tributes to Roy Orbison, Connie Francis, Tom Jones and Elvis Presley. Tickets are $44 plus handling fees and taxes and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. On ...
Connie Francis talks lifetime of tragedies, love of singing
  –  March 31, 2017
Singer and actress Connie Francis has seen a lot of tragedy in her time. From a rape in 1974 in a motel room, to nasal surgery three years later that left her temporarily without a voice, to 17 involuntary commitments to mental institutions in five states ...
Life on the Corner: The North End Rat Pack
  –  March 30, 2017
Liberace, Sammy Davis Jr., Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis, Rosemary Clooney, Connie Francis and other headliners played at Blinstrub’s for one or two weeks at a time, two shows a night. Stanley Blinstrub was able to attract top talent because he paid them ...
Pop Star Connie Francis on Surviving Rape and Losing the Love of Her Life: ‘After All These Years, I Still Love to Sing’
  –  March 30, 2017
Her breezy pop hits and beach party movies made Connie Francis one of the biggest stars of the ’50s and early ’60s, but her life has been far from sunny. After a successful singing career with mega-hits like “Who’s Sorry Now,” “Lipstick on ...
JAMAICA: The Wright View | Foreign expertise has failed us
  –  March 29, 2017
One was an Englishwoman (of Jamaican parentage), who holds a Level 2 coaching certificate from the United Kingdom, who in world netball terms are "sometimes fourth, most times third", the other, our own Connie Francis, with a Level 3 coaching certificate ...
I Went on a Game Show to Furnish My House—and Won!
  –  March 29, 2017
I got to meet one of my favorite singers, Connie Francis, backstage after her Vegas show. We paid taxes on the retail value of my winnings by selling duplicate prizes and items we couldn’t use, such as a knitting machine and two motorcycles. April Fool ...
The Goldtones
  –  March 28, 2017
“She performs songs from some of the girl groups of the era like The Crystals and Connie Francis and things like that.” Speaking of which, the band includes Les Paul Roak (keys, vocalist and musical director); Debbie Church, (lead female vocalist ...
Las Vegas Musician Vincent Falcone Dies at 78
  –  March 28, 2017
Falcone’s career was wide-ranging. He worked alongside many of the biggest entertainers of our time: Jack Jones, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Andy Williams, The McGuire Sisters, Robert Goulet, Connie Francis, Diahann Carroll, Jerry Lewis – --many ...
Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, Benjamin Booker Deliver Danger Mouse-Produced Covers
  –  March 27, 2017
Olsen directly channels Connie Francis in her cover of “Who’s Sorry Now.” Her voice oozes over the notes in one big emotional melt down. Instrumentation and even the engineering of the song will transport you to a 1950s soda shop. Van Etten’s cover ...
Mixing it up: Palm Beach International Film Festival opens Wednesday
  –  March 27, 2017
a filmmakers panel and a lifetime achievement award to singer/actress Connie Francis. At the Keiser campus off Military Trail, the opening-night film at 6 p.m. is Foster Shock, a documentary that takes a critical look at the state’s foster care system ...
Italian Millennial Singing Sensation Jenna Esposito
  –  March 24, 2017
She is best known for her tribute to Connie Francis, which has been a smash hit among critics and audiences, alike. Connie herself has praised Jenna’s work, raving, “I’ve known and loved Jenna for years and love the way she sings. I’m ever so ...
Nicki Minaj Passes Aretha Franklin For Most Hits By A Female Artist
  –  March 23, 2017
Franklin had held the mark for the most Hot 100 visits among women all to herself for nearly 40 years: from June 18, 1977 (when Break It to Me Gently debuted as her 54th appearance, lifting her ahead of the prior record-holder among women, Connie Francis ...
JUST IN: Jamaican-based Briton is new Sunshine Girls coach
  –  March 23, 2017
Allison-McCracken has been appointed for an initial six month probationary period. She was on a shortlist of two applicants, one being local-based Jamaican Connie-Francis. They were both asked to participate in a 4-6 week trial period to assist Netball ...
Nicki Minaj Instagram: 'No Frauds' Rapper Celebrates Breaking Hot 100 Record With Racy Twerking Video
  –  March 21, 2017
Franklin had 73 Hot 100 hits, followed by Taylor Swift with 70, Rihanna with 58, Madonna with 57, Dionne Warwick with 56, Beyoncé with 54, Connie Francis with 53, Mariah Carey with 48, Brenda Lee with 48, Miley Cyrus with 43, Barbra Streisand with 41 ...
Nicki Minaj Beats Aretha Franklin’s 4-Decade Hot 100 Record for Female Artist
  –  March 21, 2017
The Queen of Soul held the record for nearly 40 years with 73 chart-making songs. Franklin first beat singer Connie Francis for the record in the summer of 1977 when she dropped her 54th Hot 100 song, “Break It to Me Gently.” From there she continued ...
Nicki Minaj undisputed
  –  March 21, 2017
Franklin had held the mark for the most Hot 100 visits among women for nearly 40 years, from June,1977, when she passed Connie Francis, according to Billboard. Minaj is now six Hot 100 hits ahead of Taylor Swift, who is 12 ahead of Rihanna and 13 ahead of ...
The Best Songs You Missed Last Week: Feist, Tinashe, More
  –  March 21, 2017
Last week, we found out that Olsen is the latest singer-songwriter to be a part of the album, covering Connie Francis’ 1958 tune in her old-time country vocals. Cold War Kids ft. Bishop Briggs In a collaboration we didn’t expect, indie-rock band Cold ...
Nicki Minaj takes over record for most Billboard Hot 100 hits of any female artist
  –  March 21, 2017
Franklin has held the record since June 18, 1977, when she overtook Connie Francis. Minaj originally matched Franklin for the record March 11, 2017, with the debut of “Make Love” with Gucci Mane. Minaj now ranks in ninth place for all acts for the ...
Nicki Minaj Passes Aretha Franklin for Most Billboard Hot 100 Hits of Any Female Artist
  –  March 21, 2017
Connie Francis) through March 11, 2017. Minaj matched Franklin at 73 charted titles apiece on the March 18 tally, when "Make Love," with Gucci Mane, debuted. All three of Minaj's latest songs were released on March 10, and debut in the top 15 of the ...
Why Does An Ad For An Amazon Show Make So Many People Mad?
  –  March 21, 2017
Thus, we have the incredible Angel Olsen (whose voice often draws comparisons with that of Patsy Cline) doing “Who’s Sorry Now,” first made famous by Connie Francis in 1958. We also have Sharon Von Etten, who, like Olsen, has a voice of implausible ...
Nicki Minaj BEAT Aretha’s RECORD…Aretha Probably Won’t Like How She Celebrated
  –  March 21, 2017
Connie Francis) through March 11, 2017. Minaj matched Franklin at 73 charted titles apiece on the March 18 tally, when “Make Love,” with Gucci Mane, debuted. As if that weren’t already enough for Aretha to digest, what came next put the icing on the ...
Nicki Minaj Smashes Aretha Franklin’s Record To Rule The Charts
  –  March 20, 2017
Franklin had held the mark for the most Hot 100 visits among women for nearly 40 years, from June, 1977, when she passed Connie Francis, according to Billboard. Minaj is now six Hot 100 hits ahead of Taylor Swift, who is 12 ahead of Rihanna and 13 ahead of ...
Nicki Minaj Is Now The Female Artist With The Most Hot 100 Hits
  –  March 20, 2017
It’s an incredible feat, especially once you consider that Aretha personally held the record for almost 40 years going all the way back to June 18, 1977 when she took the crown from Connie Francis with her song “Break It To Me Gently.” At the time ...

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