14: A Lover’s Concerto – The Toys


Entered Charts3 November 1965
Entry Point27
Highest Chart2
Weeks In:18

I don’t think that we could sensibly countdown a top 30 of the 1960s without acknowledging the important role played by the so-called “girl groups” that dominated the charts in the early to mid 1960s.

This song had its genesis in the early 1700s as the Minuet in G Major, attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach. The minuet was adapted in the middle of the 20th century before being further adapted into this pop song in the mid-1960s.

There’s something simple and uncomplicated about the song and – if you check out the performance by The Toys on YouTube – the choreography. It has a bright and happy sound – one of those songs like our number 28 song (Happy Together) can do nothing except lift your spirits.

Given its classical heritage, we expect the music to be pretty good but given the addition of some great vocals and a Motown feel, we have to be on a winner!