So. On May 16, I was being tortured at the House of Pain that is the Friday New York Times crossword puzzle (Friday, of late, being the most difficult puzzle of the week) when I chanced upon this clue on 38 Across.
1959 hit with the lyric "One day I feel so happy, next day I feel so sad"
And I was immediately gobsmacked -- I mean, I knew what it was, but for the life of me I couldn't nail it exactly.
So, after hours and hours of pondering, on Saturday I finally had one of those AHA moments, and I realized that it was this.
And then, of course, it dawned on me that -- no, of course not, it wasn't.
For one thing, the Velvets song was from 1969. For another thing, Lou sings "Sometimes I feel so happy, sometimes I feel so sad." Not "One day" etc.
So anyway, finally, I had no recourse but to cheat over at the crossword solving site of the incomparable REX PARKER...
...and realized the mystery song was the thoroughly obscure 0NOT) "A Teenager in Love." By the totally unknown (heh) Dion and the Belmonts.
Here's the bottom line -- I'm a huge Dion fan, and how many fricking times over the years have I heard "Teenager in Love"?