Follow the Boys (1963) is a comedy filmstarring Connie Francis, Paula Prentiss, and Janis Paige, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Directed by Richard Thorpe and shot on location on the French and Italian Riviera, Follow the Boys was MGM's second film vehicle for top recording artist Francis following Where the Boys Are (1960). While Francis' role in the earlier film had been somewhat secondary, she had a distinctly central role in Follow the Boysplaying Bonnie Pulaski, a newlywed traveling the Riviera.
I Can't Reach Your Heart closes the soundtrack album recorded in 1962 at Abbey Road and also on set during the shooting.
Agnetha has met Connie on a trip to the US during the 70s and often cites her as her inspiration. She would apparently mime to her songs as a child and many performance mannerisms can be seen in both women as a result.
Additionally, Agnetha used Connies' duplicate harmony vocals many times in her writing and recording. Many of her tracks actually sound as if the lead is by two or sometimes three different singers but are actually her switching her vocal tone and range.
Jazz crooner Ken Slavin recorded the song in 1988 and has done performances of several Connie tributes in his shows.
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