The Book Of Love – Monotones

April 12, 2022

Today’s song of the day is the American rock and roll and doo-wop song “The Book of Love” by The Monotones.

Fun Facts:

  • The song was inspired by a Pepsodent toothpaste commercial. Charles Patrick, the lead vocalist of The Monotones, heard the ad’s catchy jingle and used it as the starting point for the song’s lyrics and tempo.
  • Released in 1958, “The Book of Love” reached number 3 on the R&B chart and number 5 on the pop chart in the United States. Outside of the country, it peaked at number 5 in Australia.
  • While rehearsing the song one day, a child in the neighborhood accidentally kicked a ball against the garage. The group thought the “boom” sound from the ball worked well with the song, so they decided to incorporate it. The “boom” in the final recording of the track is a result of this serendipitous occurrence.
  • “The Book of Love” was the opening theme song for the game show The Newlywed Game in the late 1980s.
  • The hit has been featured in numerous films, including coming-of-age drama American Graffiti (1973), supernatural horror Christine (1983), and French drama Le Nouveau monde (1995).
  • In 2010, “The Book of Love” also made an appearance on the video game Mafia II.

Lyrics:

(Lyrics.com)

I wonder, wonder who, who-oo-ooh, who

(Who wrote the book of love)

Tell me, tell me, tell me

Oh, who wrote the Book Of Love

I’ve got to know the answer

Was it someone from above

(I wonder, wonder who, mmbadoo-ooh, who)

(Who wrote the Book Of Love)

I love you darlin’

Baby, you know I do

But I’ve got to see this book of love

Find out why it’s true

(I wonder, wonder who, mmbadoo-ooh, who)

(Who wrote the Book Of Love)

(Chapter one says to love her)

(You love her with all your heart)

(Chapter two you tell her you’re)

(Never, never, never, never, never gonna part)

(In chapter three remember the meaning of romance)

(In chapter four you break up)

(But you give her just one more chance)

(Oh, I wonder, wonder who, mmbadoo-ooh, Who)

(Who wrote the book of love)

Baby, baby, baby

I love you, yes I do

Well it says so in this book of love

Ours is the one that’s true

(Oh, I wonder, wonder who, mmbadoo-ooh, who)

(Who wrote the book of love)

(Chapter one says to love her)

(You love her with all your heart)

(Chapter two you tell her you’re)

(Never, never, never, never, never gonna part)

(In chapter three remember the meaning of romance)

(In chapter four you break up)

(But you give her just one more chance)

(Oh, I wonder, wonder who, mmbadoo-ooh, Who)

(Who wrote the book of love)

Baby, baby, baby

I love you, yes I do

Well it says so in this book of love

Ours is the one that’s true

(Oh, I wonder, wonder who, mmbadoo-ooh, who)

(Who wrote the book of love)

I wonder who (yeah)

Who wrote the Book Of Love

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