Friday, June 14, 2024

Walk Like a Man! Frankie Valli is Number 1 on Amazon, with “Jersey Boys” Close Behind


Want to know the difference between people who buy CDs on Amazon and who download them from iTunes? It’s easy. The number 1 album on Amazon this morning is “The Very Best of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.” And right behind, at number 4, is the soundtrack to “Jersey Boys.”

Over at iTunes, Frankie’s hits are number 15– which isn’t bad at all. And “Jersey Boys” is number 48.

Amazon is older and wiser. iTunes, well, they’re those young whippersnappers.

Either way, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons may not be a draw at the movie box office– “Jersey Boys” made a very meager $13.5 million this weekend and finished in 4th place. But the music lives on. Frankie, who reportedly doesn’t care for the movie very much, must be getting a kick out of this. He should thank Clint Eastwood for putting him back on top of the charts!


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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