Top 5 Donny Osmond Songs From the 1970s
From the moment I first laid eyes on Donny Osmond, it was puppy love! I have such sweet memories of Donny. He was my first love (at that time, my only love). Up until that point, I didn't know what love was. I was just 13 years old and, to me, boys were just boys and girls were just girls.
I remember the very first time I saw Donny on TV. That moment felt so romantic. I can still imagine it. I was sitting at the dinner table, roast beef, boiled potatoes, and carrots were on the plate in front of me. Those carrots were so orange and red. They stand out in my mind.
Why? Because, I choked on the darn things! Donny was on, and when I turned around to watch him sing, something strange happened to my body and mind. I felt like my stomach was dropping to my boots, my head felt hot and, in my mire (so to speak), I swallowed a carrot and it went down the wrong way!
My mum jumped up and bashed me on the back. I remember flapping my hands at her to "Get out of the darn way!" If I was going to suffocate, then at least let me see my love! Ah, memories! Of course, from that moment on, he has influenced my choice of men. They were always dark haired and slim. So, in tribute to my first love, I present to you my favorite songs sung by Donny Osmond. Thank you, Donny!
Donny Osmond Songs From the 1970s
- "Young Love"—1973
- "Puppy Love"—1972
- "Too Young"—1972
- "When I Fall in Love"—1973
- "The Twelfth of Never"—1973
In 1973, Donny revived this 1956 hit. Originally written by Ric Carter and Carole Joyner, it was such a hit that it was covered many times over, by such singers as Sonny James and Tab Hunter, just to name a few. That said, the 1973 version is the absolute best.
Young love (young love), first love (first love)
Filled with true devotion
Young love (young love), our love (our love)
We share with deep emotion— Donny Osmond, "Young Love"
Knowing my past, it's obvious why I'd choose this song. Let's face it, what I felt for Donny Osmond at that time was pretty much the definition of puppy love. I suppose you could say I had an enormous crush!
The song was first written by Paul Anka in 1960. He wrote the song for his love, Annette Funicello, who he was dating at that time. The love may not have lasted, but the song has endured.
Someone, help me, help me, help me please
Is the answer up above
How can I, oh how can I tell them
This is not a puppy love— Donny Osmond, "Puppy Love"
Considering my teenage crush on Donny, this is another very appropriate song. I loved this one, as it seemed at the time as though it were written for me and Donny! Ah, youth, so young and innocent, but magical none the less.
Too Young was the fourth studio album by Donny Osmond. It was released in 1972. Both "Too Young "and "Why" reached the top 20 on the Billboard charts. The album was certified gold at the RIAA in 1973.
And yet we're not too young to know
This love will last though years may go
And then some day they may recall
We were not too young at all— Donny Osmond, "Too Young"
"A Time for Us"—1973
A Time For Us is the sixth studio album by Donny Osmond. It reached the top 100 on the Billboard charts and was certified gold in January 1974.
The song "A Time for Us" was also the love theme of the film Romeo and Juliet (1968), which starred Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting. If you want to watch any film adaptation of a Shakespeare play, then this is the one to watch. It is a fabulous film!
A time for us someday there'll be
When chains are torn by courage born of a love that's free
A time when dreams so long denied can flourish
As we unveil the love we now must hide— Donny Osmond, "A Time for Us"
"When I Fall in Love"—1973
"When I Fall in Love" was written by Victor Young, who wrote the music, and Edward Hayman, who came up with the wonderful lyrics (back in April of 1952). In fact, it was first sung in the movie One Minute to Zero, which starred Robert Mitchum and Ann Blythe. It's one of my favorite Donny songs ever!
When I fall in love it will be forever
Or I'll never fall in love
In a restless world like this is
Love is ended before it's begun.— Donny Osmond, "When I Fall in Love"
"The Twelfth of Never"—1973
"The Twelfth of Never" was written and performed by Johnny Mathis. It was released for the first time in 1957. Cliff Richard also recorded the record. The most popular and well-known version was, of course, recorded and sung by Donny Osmond in 1973.
This is my favorite of all Donny Osmond's records. The first time I heard it, I fell in love with the song. After all these years, it still brings a tear to my eye to remember those days when I fell in love for the first time.
You ask me how much I need you
Must I explain
I need you oh my darling
Like roses need rain.— Donny Osmond, "The Twelfth of Never"
Donny's Career Since Then...
So, what has Donny been doing since performing all of these famous songs? Well, for many years, Donny and his sister Marie have been performing together as a duo. He also starred as Joseph in the famous film adaptation of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, where he sung lead on the song "Coat of Many Colours." And, to top off an already incredible career, he won Dancing with the Stars back in 2009.
He has also been known to host a few game shows in his time, such as Pyramid and The Great American Dream Vote. Along with radio shows and musical theater, Donny is as successful today as he was back then as a teen. One of the reasons that Donny is still in the public eye is because he has learned to adapt and change. His music is different, more mellow, and he has embraced work in films and TV. On top of that, he is still as handsome as ever. Maybe not in that boyish cute kind of way, but in a warm way, having that beautiful and friendly smile.
Donny still has millions of fans all over the world (that includes me). I may be an adult now, with many years on the clock, but I still remember that first flush of love when I looked across the room at the TV and thought, "Wow who is that boy?" It was that moment of heart-melting romance that lead me to met and marry a dark haired man.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2016 Nell Rose