From the angelic choirís opening notes, Venus was the first #1 hit for Frankie Avalon. The song about a man who prays to the goddess, Venus, to send him a woman who is basically her human equivalent was originally offered to Al Martino who turned down the song. Frankie Avalonís Bobby Sox to Stockings was also a top-ten hit in 1959.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"Goddess of love that you areó surely the things I ask canít be too great a task"