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Gary Lewis & The Playboys

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Biography

Gary Lewis and the Playboys were a pop/rock group fronted by musician Gary Lewis, son of comedian Jerry Lewis, which earned its most success as a 'swinging sixties' band. Releasing four gold albums as well as many hits, songs "Build Me Up Buttercup" and "This Diamond Ring" in particular continue to receive significant airplay. The group initially auditioned for a job at Disneyland, supposedly without telling Disneyland employees about Lewis' celebrity father.

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Top Songs

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  1.  
    Lyrics
    Who wants to buy this diamond ring?
    She took it off her finger, now it doesn't mean a thing
    This diamond ring doesn't shine for me anymore
    And this diamond ring doesn't mean what it meant before
    So if you've got someone whose love is true
    This Diamond Ring  -  109,494 plays
  2. Build Me Up Buttercup  -  75,718 plays
  3. Count Me In  -  39,695 plays
  4.  
    Lyrics
    Every time I see her she don't even look my way,
    Maybe she will notice me, but then what would I say?
    I would say what's on my mind,
    But the words are hard to find,
    But I'm gonna try to tell her anyway.
    She's Just My Style  -  39,980 plays
  5.  
    Lyrics
    Everybody Loves A Clown
    Gary Lewis and the Playboys
    Written by Gary Lewis, Snuff Garrett, and Leon Russell
    Peak chart position # 4 in 1965
    Everybody loves a clown, so why don't you?
    Everybody Loves a Clown  -  33,912 plays
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