Antoni Sendra directed and animated this gorgeous video for Dean Martin's "Everybody Loves Somebody." Martin recorded the song in 1964 and it shot to the top of the billboard chart, replacing the The Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night."
Although still a major recording artist, Dean Martin had not had a Top 40 hit since 1958. With the British Invasion ruling the U.S. charts, few had hopes that an Italian crooner who had been singing mainly standards for almost 20 years would sway many teenagers. Martin resented rock n' roll, and his attitude created conflict at home with his 12-year-old son Dean Paul Martin, who like many young people at the time worshipped pop groups like The Beatles. He told his son, "I'm gonna' knock your pallies off the charts," and on August 15, 1964 he did just that: "Everybody Loves Somebody" knocked The Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night" off the #1 slot on Billboard, going straight up to the top of both the Billboard Hot 100 and the "Pop-Standard Singles" chart] the latter for eight weeks.
By the way, here's 13-year-old Dean Paul "Dino" Martin with his band Dino, Desi & Billy on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1965, lip-syncing "I'm A Fool." It was recorded by The Wrecking Crew.
I like it more than "Everybody Loves Somebody."
[via The Browser]