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

Emotions/Brenda Lee

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.