1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
No, Not Much recorded by the Four Lads introduced January 21, 1956
Written by Al Stillman & Robert Allen
Orchestra conducted by Ray Ellis
There is a disarming sarcasm in this I-Don’t-Want-My-Arms-Around-You-NO-NOT-MUCH classic fifties hit. The bright, catchy, easy-to-sing-along-with song was typical Four Lads. The melodic group had another 1956 hit with Standing on the Corner from the Broadway musical ‘Most Happy Fella.’ Stylish, quartet harmony was also heard in recordings from the Four Aces, the Four Preps, the Four Coins, the Crew-Cuts, and the Ames Brothers.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"I don’t want my arms around you—no not much, I don’t bless the day I found you—no not much"