Roses Are Red (My Love)

Bobby Vinton

About Roses Are Red (My Love)

"Roses Are Red (My Love)" is a popular song composed by Al Byron and Paul Evans. It was recorded by Bobby Vinton and was his first hit.


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Bobby Vinton

Bobby Vinton (born April 16, 1935) is an American pop music singer of Polish ethnic background. In pop music circles, he became known as "The Polish Prince". His most popular song, "Blue Velvet", was a cover of the The Clovers' 1950s song that served as inspiration for a film of the same name, as well as one of the most popular covers of the song, when it peaked at number-one on the now renamed Billboard Pop Singles Chart. more »

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Song Composition
"Roses Are Red (My Love)" was written by Al Byron and Paul Evans. This romantic tune is considered a classic in the genre of pop music.
The song was recorded by Bobby Vinton, a popular American pop music singer who is also known as "The Polish Prince". His successful career spanned several decades, from the early 1960s until the late 1980s.
Launch Date
"Roses Are Red (My Love)" was released as a single in 1962, and later included in the album of the same name.
Chart Performance
The song enjoyed immense popularity and topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States for four weeks in the middle of 1962. This was Vinton's first Number 1 hit, which laid a strong foundation for his career.
Grammy Nominations
The success of "Roses Are Red (My Love)" also earned Vinton two Grammy nominations: one for Best Vocal Performance, Single Record or Track, Male, and another for Best Sound Track Album or Recording or Original Cast. However, he didn't win in either category.
Album Performance
The album "Roses Are Red" followed suit with its title track's success, hitting number 5 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Record Sales
Due to its immense popularity, "Roses Are Red (My Love)" sold over one million copies globally and was certified gold by the RIAA.
Song Theme
The song depicts a simple love story presented via a poem the singer's mother told him, where the phrases "Roses are red, my love. Violets are blue. Sugar is sweet, my love. But not as sweet as you" are used.
Covers and Versions
The song has been covered by many famous artists including Jim Reeves and even Bobby Vinton re-recorded the song in a new album in 1969.
Pop Culture
"Roses are red..." became a popular phrase in western culture, often used in various modifications in literature, poetry, and pop culture, known for its iconic and easy rhyme scheme.

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