First Hit #1: November 17, 1962
I hate the Four Seasons. I actually didn’t realize it until now, even though their songs have popped up repeatedly over the years in various different formats – this one was in a shampoo commercial for children’s shampoo. But, listening to their songs in quick succession has lead me to realize that their wacky voices are grating and impressively annoying, and what merits their songs might have are obscured by the piercing shouts.
Big Girls Don’t Cry is an unexpectedly dark song, which might otherwise make it interesting, but it’s going to take more than that to redeem this track. It’s all about a guy who leaves his girlfriend, who decides to remain strong and not cry. This was perhaps made easier by the fact that he sang in the world’s most grating falsetto. Then it turns out she did cry, although she’s berated in that section for no obvious reason.
In essence, the singer sounds like a jerk and the song is generally awful. I hate the Four Seasons.