About the song
If you are a fan of classic pop songs, you might be familiar with the song “Sealed With A Kiss” by Brian Hyland. This song was released in 1962 and became a top 3 hit in both the US and the UK. But did you know that this song has an interesting history behind it?
The song was written and composed by Peter Udell and Gary Geld, who wrote over 100 songs together. One of their first songs was “Sealed With A Kiss”, which they wrote in 1960. The original recording of the song was by a group called The Four Voices, but it did not become a hit.
Two years later, Brian Hyland, who had a previous number one hit with “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini”, decided to cover the song. He said that he liked the song because it was based on a Bach finger exercise for the piano. He recorded the song with a team of musicians that included Mundell Lowe, Al Caiola, Gary Geld, George Duvivier, Blackie Shackner, Gary Chester, Sticks Evans and Al Rogers.
The result was a beautiful and romantic ballad that captured the hearts of many listeners. The song is about two lovers who have to part ways for the summer, but promise to stay faithful and write letters to each other “sealed with a kiss”. The song has a nostalgic and melancholic mood that reflects the longing and hope of the narrator.
The song was re-released in 1975 and charted again in the UK at number 7. It was also covered by many other artists, such as Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Bobby Vinton and Jason Donovan, who had an international number one hit with the song in 1989.
“Sealed With A Kiss” is a timeless song that has been loved by generations of music fans. It is a testament to the power of music and love to transcend time and distance.