Almost Country: Frank Mills 1972 Pop Hit ‘Love Me Love Me Love’
The year was 1972 and I was still a young pup going to High School in Edgerton, Minnesota. While I already loved Merle Haggard and Buck Owens, I was one of those young guys that also loved the Beatles (recently broken up!), the Stones, Three Dog Night and whoever else was around back ‘in those days’.
It was in late 1971 and early 1972 that the song featured above hit the Pop charts, a guy named Frank Mills and a catchy little tune called ‘Love Me Love Me Love’.
And I did love it! Now, why does a guy (or gal) love a certain song? I guess for me I’ve always been partial to the ‘story’ songs, which is why I absolutely love all our great Classic Country Music here at KXRB.
And ‘Love Me Love Me Love’ would qualify. In fact, I’d make the argument that song is a whole lot more Country than much of the new ‘Country’ that’s out today.
But wait, there’s one more thing….as it turns out, Frank Mills would be largely forgotten for his ‘Love Me Love Me Love’ 1972 hit. Instead, he would be remembered by millions across the world for a 1979 million selling instrumental, a little ditty you may recall.
It’s called ‘Music Box Dancer’.
Frank Mills is 71 years old and continues to record and perform.