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Helen Shapiro

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Biography

Helen Shapiro is remembered today by younger pop culture buffs as the slightly awkward actress/singer in Richard Lester's 1962 debut feature film, It's Trad, Dad. From 1961 until 1963, however, Shapiro was England's teenage pop music queen, at one point selling 40,000 copies daily of her biggest single, "Walking Back to Happiness," during a 19-week chart run. A deceptively young 14 when she was discovered, Shapiro had a rich, expressive voice properly sounding like the property of someone twice as old, and she matured into a seasoned professional very quickly.

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Top Songs

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  1.  
    Lyrics
    Funny, but it's true
    What loneliness can do
    Since I've been away
    I have loved you more each day
    Walking back to happiness, woopah oh yeah yeah
    Walkin' Back to Happiness  -  106,312 plays
  2.  
    Lyrics
    Woah, woah, woah, oh yeah, yeah, yeah
    Woah, woah, woah, oh yeah, yeah, yeah
    All though I love you so
    Oh you don't know
    You don't know just how I feel
    You Don't Know  -  36,380 plays
  3.  
    Lyrics
    Funny, but it's true
    What loneliness can do
    Since I've been away
    I have loved you more each day
    Walking back to happiness, woopah oh yeah yeah
    Walking Back to Happiness  -  36,054 plays
  4.  
    Lyrics
    Well just because I'm in my teens
    And I still go to school
    Don't think that I dream childish dreams
    I'm nobody's fool
    Don't mother me that makes me wild
    Don't Treat Me Like a Child  -  21,918 plays
  5.  
    Lyrics
    Oh I cried last night
    How I cried last night
    For I knew warning you've given me last night
    Now it's over yes its over
    And all my tears are all too late
    Little Miss Lonely  -  20,593 plays
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