1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
April Love recorded by Pat Boone introduced October 28, 1957
Music by Sammy Fain, Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
From the film ‘April Love’ directed by Henry Levin
The title song from his popular film ‘April Love’ co-starring Shirley Jones was nominated for an Academy Award—energetic and talented Lionel Newman was the music director on the film. The lilting, April-love-is-for-the-very-young song was Pat Boone’s fifth top-rated song in the mid fifties. With his white buck shoes and clean-cut image, smooth baritone Pat Boone scored two more number one hits in 1957: Love Letters in the Sand and Don’t Forbid Me.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"April love is for the very young, every star’s a wishing star that shines for you"