Dion & The Belmonts I Wonder Why 1958


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Jay Igaboo
I love the shot at 1:16 of the little Chinese chick grooving along, happy as, with not a care in the world, then she notices the camera on her gives a shy smile and looks away. It was different, less vulgar age. I wonder how life treated her and all the the other young people in this clip?
Nick Tester
I wish music nowadays could be more like this
Oscar Robinson
Man, I was 9 years-old when I first heard this on the radio. They don't make 'em like this anymore.
person Peterson
usually people who listen to this are usually older golks, but im not old, this is from 1954 and im crom 2003, id rather listen to this then ariana grande or justin bieber .
Jack Schitz
If I had a time machine, I'd go back there and buy a new 1958 Plymouth Fury (a red one with the 350 V8 and dual carbs) then I'd find a decent girl, play this song and drive away forever.
Brian Powers
Thanks Dad for introducing the 50's music to me, he is 79 yrs old now and I bless him for the music he grew up with and passed it to me and my for brothers....:)
Kev EighteenSixFive
My Lord....dear Lord.  Look closely at this video.  Look at the audience. Look at the group (in this case, the famous Belmonts).  But regardless, the kids. Girls wearing dresses, little necklaces with simple charms on them, maybe a hair ribbon.  Guys wearing slacks, sports coats with dress shirts, and (gasp) a tie....just standard fare when going to a public venue for any kind of event.  No tattoos up the neck or faces riddled with piercings.  No...NO, what is considered "acceptable" these days is NOT "just a different generation"....something is wrong...something is Very wrong. I weep for this country.
larkatmic
WOW! This is when the majority of us finished high school, or dropped out, got a job, got married , had kids, and all at an early age. When music, clothing, cars, and design were at its best. We were a modest, not too smart lot back then. We sure had a lot of growing up to do, and for the better. One thing we were really good at back then, that I miss today, was keeping up appearances! The clothes people wear, and tattoos I see today are just awful.
charlesthomas cybulski
I AM 69 YEARS OLD AND STILL LOVE THIS
sjtom57
Wow, I'm a teenager again, if only for a few minutes.
Thomas De Lello
Dick Clark's Tuesday night TV show advertising "Flavor-IFIC" chewing gum... I remember it well. ( I'm old... as durt...! ) Whop... Whop... WhopWhopWhop...! ( I'm one too...)
moweddell
I remember this song - it got me into trouble !!!! Between my 7th. to 8th grade, about '57-'58, from elementary school to junior high I spent much of the summer,every Friday night, learnig how to dance on the front porch of a neighbor's home. The girl across the street taught me us how to dance. It was fun.... I was really prepared at the first "sock hop' in junior high. It was called a sock hop because we had to take off our shoes before entering the gym. I was dancing the newest step when a teacher, Mr. Pitts, grabbed me on the shoulder and said: "BOY - YOUR OTTA HERE !!!!!' He kicked me out of the gym, accusing me of doing the "Dirty Bop". That is when you move your feet and body at the same time - it was later called the "Twist" and became popular. Well, I received a lot of attention and over a dozen class mates followed me out of the gym wanting to learn this new dance. Looking back, it was an age of innocence and simplicity, which may never return.
Mary Rawson
I love the way the men look smart, and looked like men.  My friends and I wouldn't go out with a chap unless he wore a suit!!! those days have long gone.
supremefantastic
Best doo wop song ever. After this one we have songs like Book of Love, Remember Then, At the hop.
Joakim H
Anyone have a time machine left over somewhere?
Johnnralph
Rip : Carlo Mastrangelo (5 October 1938 – April 4 2016)
p weaver
This music is so good it gives me chills
Jared Fekete
I make it a point to watch this video every six months. It makes me feel good and reminds me that there was a time when people were fun loving and innocent. Too bad we can't re- capture those memories/feelings. Our children will never know what they missed.
Wayne
This music is both wonderful and timeless. To this day it can be enjoyed by everyone, whether you're 10 years old or 90 years old.
John Smith
Anyone noticed that there aren't many fat teens in the audience?....I loved those days....men were men and women were women...
1775usmarine
My 05 Impala will randomly start playing this. I think my car is possessed.
Jo Daddy
I love it when the camera pan to the audience...I like to see how they look like and style back then...
raleighsquare
I think Dion DiMucci most have owned the world in 1958.
brad Kennett
The Best of times.. Remember the Saturday night Drive in, how about the Record Hop? Never forget the back seat of my 57 Chevy
Malaquias Alfaro
I don't know what I like about Dion so much but he just has that swagger and confidence that's really captivating.
UncleMike43
The epitome of 1958 cool !!
Gerry Nightingale
This is the very definition of "Doo-Wop" harmonies!  (unfortunately, I'm old enough to remember when this was 'new' even though I was kid listening to it on "WCHB" and "WKNR" in Detroit..."I Wonder Why" was a monster hit that got airplay for a year!) Of all the "Bobbys" and "Richies" of the Fifties..."Dion" and "Darrin" were two that had successful careers post-Beatles in the Sixties, usually charting in the "Top Ten" when others could not even get a booking, never mind a 'Hit'. ******' The funny thing? This song still holds up after more than 55 years!
R.E. Lopez
If Kennedy would have lived and dismantled the Federal Reserve we would be living in such great times. Love this song!
TheSacredWaffle
I wish this was still popular today
Grant Freeman
Having been born in 1990 it is hard to listen to this music with people my age. What a beautiful time this must have been. America seemed so right then and was expressed in the music. Thank you
Hal Bennett
Maybe my favorite thing he ever did.  I like the harmony above the base, the way the thing moves along and never lets up.  Aren't those what we used to call "white bucks"?
Robert Phillifent
One of the best white  doo wop groups of the 1950s. I think they are much under rated!
Nickygino 1964
Rest in Peace Carlo Mastrangelo and Fred Milano, both loved and will be sorely missed. Thank you for all the great music and memories. The best from the Bronx, NYC. Then, now and always. God must have some singing group up there!....................
Count Lovula
A class act...clapping little girl in the audience, very cute!
Tango Bango
Dion is one of the greats from this era of Do Wop! He has been so underrated it's criminal. But, he's kicked the drugs & is still out there singing at 77 I believe!
Thomas LaMar
I miss the fifties, it was the best.
peter .farias
1958....."I Wonder Why" Dont' know why I love you like I do Don't know why I do Don't know why I love you Don't know why I care I just want your love to share I wonder why I love you like I do Is it because I think you love me too I wonder why I love you like I do Like I do I told my friends That we would never part They often said That you would break my heart I wonder why they think that we will part We will part When you're with me I'm sure you're always true When I'm away I wonder what you do I wonder why I'm sure you're always true Always true Don't know why I do
Susie196921
Them good old Bronx, NY boys! Was in their old neighborhood of Belmont Ave. just the other day and always think about them when there!
jeffsor47
This is the epitome of Doo Wop harmonizing......Pure Classic.
MrWubbles
Everybody focuses (with good reason) on how much better music was back then, but lets not forget them dance moves :D
Jack Herron
I love this music. That's why I have XM radio.
Billy Angus
While N'Sync, The Backstreet Boys, and New Kids On The Block were all wearing diapers, we had the original boy bands that made rock-n-roll the REAL rock-n-roll that made the girls go wild, such as The Del-Vikings and of course Dion & The Belmonts.
RougeCrimson
So is every girl in the audience chewing gum or whatever or is it just me
robert schwam
MAY CARLO MASTRANGELO OF "THE BELMONTS" REST IN PEACE. HE PASSED AWAY ON APRIL 4, 2016. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this very sad time. Carlo Mastrangelo (October 5, 1938 - April 4, 2016) was an American doo-wop and progressive rock singer. Born and raised in the Bronx. He was an original member of The Belmonts (with or without Dion DiMucci), a popular singing group of the late 1950s and early 1960s. He also led the progressive rock/jazz ensemble, "Pulse", during the 1970s
TopazDupree
R.I.P. Carlo Mastrangelo (October 5, 1938 - April 4, 2016) ~ He sang the great opening to this song. R.I.P. Fred Milano, second tenor (August 22, 1939 – January 1, 2012).
Ziezah
I'm 16 and I listen to anything from the 40s-70s and I think it's a trait more millennials like me should have. I don't think enough people appreciate this, and I idolize dion not just as a musician but as a person as well. I can say with full confidence that culture and music back then is as real as it gets! If they ever develop time machines... All I can say is know where I'm going.
Colum Rogers
Doo Wop night it is then!
Dennis Fontana
I was  raised on Belmont Ave. in da' Bronx NY when they were right down the block.....what great times.....Theodore Roosevelt High Skool...stickball.... and Rock 'n Roll....you still rock Dion 55 years later.....
Douglas Fulmer
He was 19 when he recorded this. It blows my mind.
Steven Ford
Cool.This is what i call music.
TheRacerbrown
Doowop at it's best!!
amani mango
A Bronx tale brought me here
bruce werner
Some serious music from back in my day---love these guys and their songs.
Robert Last
For those us who remember the early rock&roll days what an era never to be repeated.
Robert Last
The golden era of Rock'n'roll. Can never,ever be repeated.
9921386
At least to me no song defines that era better than this one.
Ace Greaser
Dion is still alive !
donald frierson
Even though Do-Wop is an African American creation, the role of Italian Americans in the development of this genre cannot be overlooked.
asmrYum
I feel like I'm there when I watch this and it even made my heart race !
Dion Emin
i love having the same name as a music legend
Fred Ward
poor guy "singing"  bass   DA DA DA DA DADADADA DUN DUND  DUN DADADADA over  and over and over...
SuperDino2222
Those Italians were good doing doo wop, great times.
Checkered Flag Tire Balance Beads
Way before my time but....Love this old music..
Michael White
It's so entertaining to read all of the crap generated by people who weren't even alive in 1955. It's true...hindsight really does come out of people's rear ends.
Ronald Herrera
Da da da da ra da ra da .... Dont' know why I love you like I do, don't know why I do. Don't know why I love you, don't know why I care I just want your love to share I wonder why, I love you like I do ..... Is it because I think you love me too, I wonder why, I love you like I do, like I do ....... I told my friends that we would never part .... They often said that you would break my heart I wonder why they think that we will part ... we will part When you're with me, I'm sure you're always true When I'm away, I wonder what you do I wonder why I'm sure you're always true ... always true .. I wonder why, I love you like I do ..... Is it because I think you love me too, I wonder why, I love you like I do, like I do .......   Da da da da da  ...
Earl Dwire
At the end when theyre all walking backwards, Angelo (on the right) looks like he's the only one who is really into it. This was one of their first gigs. What a great group, imo.
Orginized Mind Family
I listen to this loud in my car like Christine 2017-2018
Robert Reynolds
I want to dress like that again, In 1964 I was in a R&R Band we wore red V neck sweaters and tight black Levis with Beatle Boots, played this music. What time is was.
Joe
Fire up the '58 Plymouth, turn the radio on, and cruise!
Maurice H Bank
One of the all time groups and doo-wop songs!
Montgomery Denzer
Too Cool for School
Todd Larson
This may be my favorite '50s song of all time. The Belmonts really nailed it with the vocal layering and nuances. No one will ever sing like this again. Rest in peace, Carlo and Fred.
sudeman48
I remember the spearmint gum it was FLAVOR IFIC!
Patrick Kay
what kind of miserable un American jerk would unlike this..
JohnJohn83UK
ahh christine, My dream car. Sod the lambo's etc I'd take a 57 plymouth fury over any car.
eziggy46able
Very few were better than Dion and the Belmonts!
Paola Marie Fuchs Stitelmann
Love this era -
Ryan West
RIP Carlo Mastrangelo 1937-2016 RIP Fred Milano 1939-2012
Isaiah Estrada
I find this more appealing than that Beyonce shit tbh
lazzer408
That girl at :55 should have drank another Coke before the show.
Nate Peace
Style, talent and class........Brilliant!! This music was out before my mum and dad were even born (only by a couple years though) and yet its still amazing. Great music never dies!!
Lucia Braithwaite
The best !!!
Andy C
Far superior harmonies than the Beach Boys.
Marla Hlavac
I LUV DION AND THE Belmonts They where only a few streets from my home in the Bronx ..... i'm still only a few stops away from Little Italy of the bus ...
richard none
the audience sucks but Dion and Belmont's are great Richard in the tropics
Robert Reynolds
Classic Rock & Roll, It does not get any better than this
Joe Yosso
As good as it gets. I grew up with this music. Thanks for posting it.
TheShizue777
1958! I'm afraid to blink. I'm 63. I guess it did go by like a flash. I am so glad I was there.
Keith Albachten
What a great video. Dion and the Belmonts were outstanding. They created the term we now know as "doo wop"
Dennis Fontana
as do Freddy, Carlo, and Angelo.....with Dion...they were all The Belmonts ... thanks guys for great memories...and all on Laurie Records...
TJ
Right from the beginning I loved the Dion. I got to see him in 1961 in an amusement park in Mass.
GT6SuzukaTimeTrials
0:24 that slide out tho lol
Robert Colontonio
that sure as hell looks like a young shirley mclaine at 0.55.
Mike L
Envy people who grew up in the 50's   When life was very good!
David Legler
How did this great song only reach #22?
YellowstoneBound1948
Easily my favorite clip on youtube.  Thank you!  (I remember watching them perform this on Dick Clark's Saturday night show from NYC.)
candrew14
0:58 - the Italian part.
Jojo Rock'allNations
wow. italian boys hey,, goo doo wop.
Robby Bonter
If this isn't the best doo wop performance of the best doo wop song, I will eat my 10-gallon hat.
thomas ridner
love the shots of the young women in the crowd--a huge moment for each of them; and if  you don't love Dion and the Belmonts, get off my sand dune......