Sincerely was the first and the biggest hit for the McGuire Sisters—showing off their trademark close harmony. It was a cover of the original 1955 release by the rhythm and blues group, the Moonglows. Ironically, the Moonglow’s recording of Sincerely was very similar to the 1951 Dominoes’ tune That’s What You’re Doing To Me. Harvey Fuqua, who started the Moonglows (with lead singer Bobby Lester) wrote Sincerely with his mentor, the legendary Alan Freed, who is best-known as the radio disc-jockey who coined the term ‘rock ‘n roll.’ Like the prototypical sister group, the Andrews Sisters, the McGuire sisters had a string of hits: Sugartime, Muskrat Ramble, Something’s Gotta Give, and May You Always.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"Oh you know how I love you, I’ll do anything for you, please say you’ll be mine"