It’s My Party and I’ll Cry if I Want To

Written in 1962 with music by Seymour Gottlieb and lyrics by Herb Weiner, ‘It’s My Party’ gave record producer Quincy Jones his first major hit, sung by Leslie Gore. For me, this is musically similar to ‘I Only Wanna be With You‘ with the backing vocals echoing the lead line’s lyrics but the painful story and minor harmonies gives this song a darker feel. Again, great fun to sing, especially when you’re one of the harmony parts.