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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

Total plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
  1. Walkin' Back to Happiness  -  95,664 plays
  2. You Don't Know  -  33,445 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
    Said goodbye to loneliness, woopah, oh, yeah, yeah
    I never knew I'd miss you now I know what I must do
    Walking Back to Happiness  -  32,391 plays
  4.  
    Lyrics
    Well just because Im in my teens
    And I still go to school
    Dont think that I dream childish dreams
    Im nobodys fool
    Dont mother me that makes me wild
    Don't Treat Me Like a Child  -  19,533 plays
  5. Little Miss Lonely  -  18,780 plays
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