20: (Just Like ) Romeo & Juliet – The Reflections

NeilTop 30 - Songs Of The 1960s

Entered Charts: 3 June 1964
Entry Point: 33
Highest Chart: 14
Weeks In: 10
 

I can’t even tell you why I like this song more than others.

It’s just a great example of those songs that were seemingly churned out by the American music factories in the early to mid 1960’s. Maybe it is the fact that it ties the 50’s and 60’s together really well. Maybe it is the fact that it was amongst the last songs to come out of the States before the influence of the British Invasion took place. Maybe it is the naivety of the music and lyrics.

Who knows?

And if you are thinking that there was a more recent version of the song – you’re right. Mental As Anything had a top 20 hit with the same song in 1980.