The Four Seasons

About Sherry

Not to be confused with Oh Sherrie by Steve Perry."Sherry" is a song written by Bob Gaudio and recorded by The Four Seasons.


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Sherry, Sherry baby
Sherry, Sherry baby

Sherry baby (Sherry baby, Sherry baby)
Sherry, can you come out tonight? (come come, come out tonight)
Sherry baby (Sherry baby)
Sherry, can you come out tonight?

(Why don't you come out?) (come out) to my twist party
(Come out) where the bright moon shines
(Come out) we'll dance the night away
I'm gonna make you mine

Sherry baby (Sherry baby, Sherry baby)
Sherry, can you come out tonight?
(Come come, come out tonight)
(Come come, come out tonight)

You better ask your mama (Sherry baby)
Tell her everything is all right

(Why don't you come out?) (come out) with your red dress on
(Come out) Hmm, you look so fine
(Come out) Move it nice and easy
Girl, you'll make me lose my mind

Sherry baby (Sherry baby, Sherry baby)
Sherry, can you come out tonight?
(Come come, come out tonight)
(Come come, come out tonight)
Sherry, Sherry baby

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The Four Seasons

The Four Seasons are an American rock and pop band who became internationally successful in the mid-1960s. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame has stated that the group was the most popular rock band before The Beatles. Since 1970, they have been known off and on as Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, or simply The Four Seasons. more »

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Written by: BOB GAUDIO

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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15 facts about this song

Year of Release
"Sherry" was released on August 1962 by Vee-Jay Records.
Chart Dominance
The song quickly climbed up the charts and reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 where it remained for a whopping five weeks.
First Major Single
This was The Four Seasons' first nationally released single and their first #1 hit.
Song Duration
The song, a popular doo-wop classic, has a total (approximate) duration of only 2 minutes and 35 seconds.
Song Engagement
"Sherry" was so well-received that it sold over a million copies, achieving a gold certification from the RIAA.
Song Concept and Influence
"Sherry" was written by Bob Gaudio, one of the band's four members, supposedly in just 15 minutes.
Grammy Hall of Fame
The powerhouse track was later enlisted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008, bearing testimony to its timeless appeal.
Live Shows
The Four Seasons performed "Sherry" on American Bandstand on their first appearance, which helped the song and the group gain popularity.
Play Feature
"Sherry" is also featured in the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys, which is based on the Four Seasons' story.
The Falsetto
Frankie Valli's soaring falsetto in "Sherry" became one of the Four Seasons' biggest trademarks and is still liberally imitated in popular media.
Lyrics Element
The song famously features a call and response type of lyric, where a lead vocal line is "answered" by a choral line.
Recording Facts
Despite the song's success the group, at the time it came together, wasn't financially well-off and the demo for "Sherry" was recorded in a demo studio for a mere $80.
Alternate Song Titles
The song was originally called "Jackie Baby", but it was later changed to "Terri Baby" before finally becoming "Sherry".
The song is classified in the 'Doo-wop' and 'Rock and roll' genres.
Inspired Other Works
"Sherry" has inspired videos, choreographies and cover versions by countless artists over the decades.

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