Originally issued in The Netherlands in 1960 on MGM F5-101, this was a local print of a French 10“/25 cm album, plainly entitled „Connie Francis“ on MGM F5-101, but retitled and supplied with a different sleeve.
„Valentino“, recorded in 1960, was confined to an album release in the US, but was a hit in many European countries, such as Belgium, England, Germany, Italy and The Netherlands. It also exists as a single-tracked version.
„Mama“, recorded in 1959, is one of Connie’s million sellers and was popular all over the world. In Connie’s own words, it is a song „I never grow tired of singing“. The song originates from the 1940‘s and was first made pupular by Beniamino Gigli.
„Robot Man“ from 1960, was another European hit and was particularly big in England, where it reached the #2 position.
„Do You Love Me Like You Kiss Me“ originates from Connie’s most successful US album, „Connie Francis Sings Italian Favorites“ MGM E/SE 3791, recorded in 1959.
„Plenty Good Lovin‘ (written by one Connie Francis and recorded in 1959) and „Fallin‘“, from 1958, were successes in the US charts and those of many other countries.
„I’ll Get By“ originates from Connie’s first US album, „Who’s Sorry Now“, recorded in 1958, and was released as a single in England, where it charted at # 19.
„Jealous Of You“ from 1960, was Connie’s first #1 in Italy which was sung in the native language; in the US, it was the flipside to Connie’s 1960 million seller „Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool“ and charted independently of the #1- A-Side, at #19 in Billboard.
„Stupid Cupid“, recorded in 1958, was the first composition of two aspiring young songwriters by the names of Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield and is one of Connie’s best remembered Rock ´n Roll songs ever. It only reached #14 in Billboard, but went to the #1 spot in England, where it remained for six weeks. „Stupid Cupid“ was also a big hit in many other countries.
„Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool“ (1960) was a #1 hit and million seller for Connie in the US and a worldwide hit.It was the first of her hits she had translated into other languages, German in this instance and the result, „Die Liebe ist ein seltsames Spiel“ was a big hit in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and The Netherlands.