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Teenage Crush, Vol. 5
1. Push Push - Austin Taylor
2. Footsteps - Steve Lawrence
3. I Will - Vic Dana
4. Why Do I Love You So - Johnny Tillotson
5. Lullaby of Love - Frank Gari
6. Ginnie Bell - Paul Dino
7. Young Lovers - Paul & Paula
8. Don't Wanna Think About Paula - Dickey Lee
9. Suddenly - Nicky DeMatteo
10. Donna the Prima Donna - Dion DiMucci
11. Crazy Eyes For You - Bobby Hamilton
12. Comin' Down With Love - Mel Gadson
13. Young and in Love - Dick & Deedee
14. Joanie - Frankie Calen
15. House, A Car and a Wedding Ring, A - Dale Hawkins
16. Summer's Comin' - Kirby St Romain
17. Sittin' in the Balcony - Johnny Dee
18. Tennessee Waltz - Jerry Fuller
19. Biology - Danny Valentino
20. Run, Run, Run - Ronny Douglas
21. Tell Him No - Dean & Marc
22. Search, The - Dean Reed
23. Just Ask Your Heart - Frankie Avalon
24. Look For a Star - Deane Hawley
25. I'm Happy - Four Dates
26. Summer Souvenirs - Karl Hammel Jr.
27. Forget Me Not - Kalin Twins
28. Love or Money - The Blackwells
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CDCHD-1145
Trevor Churchill (Compilation); Rob Finnis (Compilation)
Ace is a pretty hip reissue label, but the Teenage Crush must be one of the least hip reissue series going. No series can get up to five volumes, however, without getting at least some form of consumer support, so these extensive compilations of the fluffiest sort of rock music from the late 1950s and early '60s must be filling a need for somebody. And, hard as it might be to believe when listening to this fifth volume, all of these 28 tracks found some sort of national audience in their day, each one of them charting (albeit mostly lower than the Top 40). It's not all teen idol pap, but much of it is, to be blunt, and though there was a lot of great rock music made during this time, you'd certainly suspect otherwise if this was your intro to the era. There are actually a few fine performers here, most notably Dion (whose "Donna the Prima Donna" is a bona fide ear-burner in this company) and Dale Hawkins (whose "A House, A Car and a Wedding Ring," alas, is not). Also pretty respectable is Johnny Dee's (aka John D. Loudermilk's) original version of "Sittin' in the Balcony," though it's not as good as Eddie Cochran's higher-charting cover; there's Dean & Marc's quite decent Everly Brothers imitation "Tell Him No," though the original by Travis & Bob charted much higher; and a poppier Everly Brothers soundalike in "Love or Money" by the Blackwells. But most of the rest is pretty forgettable, innocuous whitebread pop/rock of the mildest shade, most of the songs failing to find a later home on oldies radio playlists, though a few (most notably Steve Lawrence's "Footsteps," Frankie Avalon's "Just Ask Your Heart," and Paul & Paula's "Young Lovers," both Top Ten singles) were pretty big hits. For serious pop scholars, a few interesting oddities are on board, particularly "The Search" by Dean Reed, the sole single to sneak into the Top 100 by a singer noted for having subsequently become a star in South America and Communist countries (though the song itself is eminently disposable). But on the whole, the CD could only be enthusiastically recommended to those collectors looking to collect every single from the era that made the national charts, regardless of quality. ~ Richie Unterberger
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