Our official song selection for Valentines Day, 2021, is Jerry Goffin/Carole King’s* classic “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” by The Shirelles, which spent two weeks at #1 in 1961, a week filled with teen passion–Billboard’s “Top 10” for Feb. 14th, 1961, included:
Shop Around/The Miracles
Calendar Girl/Neil Sedaka
Angel Baby/Rosie and The Originals
My Empty Arms/Jackie Wilson
Valentine’s Day is celebrated world-wide with flowers, candy and romance, but its Roman origins are brutal and carnal: apparently the men got drunk, sacrificed goats and dogs, then whipped women with the hides–and it went downhill from there…a far cry from…
Is this a lasting treasure
Or just a moment’s pleasure?
Can I believe the magic of your sighs?
Will you still love me tomorrow?
*On Wednesday, Carole King was nominated for induction into the the Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame; the final announcement will be in May.