The year was 1962, and ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’ had just reached the top of the charts. The Four Seasons wrote the song inspired by a line in the 1955 western film Tennessee’s Partner. The lyrics embody the idea that strength comes from composure in adversity.
In the years following the song’s release, other groups followed in The Four Seasons’ footsteps by creating similar-sounding music. But this tune stood out as a shining example of the group’s talents. The deep bass vocals of Nick Massi were awe-inspiring, and his contribution to the group’s early success cannot be overstated.
I’m immediately transported back in time when I listen to this song. It’s a reminder of a simpler era when a gallon of milk cost 49 cents, and a dozen eggs could be had for 53 cents. Of course, John F. Kennedy was in the White House, and the world was different. But the timeless quality of this song ensures that it still resonates with listeners today, even those who were not around when it was first released.
In the YouTube comments, many people appreciate the tune. Some, like Nardia Valdez, are grateful for the opportunity to experience music from a different era. Others, like Angela Lopez De Ramirez, leave cryptic messages that are difficult to interpret. But regardless of the nature of the comments, it’s clear that this song has a special place in the hearts of many.
The performance itself is a testament to The Four Seasons’ talent. The group delivers a flawless song rendition, with Frankie Valli’s soaring vocals taking center stage. As the song climaxes, the audience erupts in applause, and it’s clear that the performance has moved them.
I encourage you to watch this video and share it with your loved ones. It’s a beautiful reminder of a time when music was more straightforward and yet somehow more profound. You’ll find yourself tapping your feet and humming along to the catchy tune, and before you know it, you’ll be transported back in time to 1962.