The DeFranco Family / Tony DeFranco

Heartbeat, It's a Lovebeat

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The DeFranco Family really had only one big hit which, of course, was "Heartbeat -- It's a Lovebeat," but they also reached the charts two additional times with the Top 20 "Save the Last Dance for Me" and the Top 40 "Abra-Ca-Dabra." That's still a meager base for an extensive collection like K-Tel's 22-track DeFranco Family: Featuring Tony DeFranco, which is certainly more than what most listeners will want to hear. And there aren't any hidden gems here -- just novelties like "Love Is Bigger Than Baseball" and oldie covers like "Save the Last Dance for Me." That means that most listeners will be satisfied with "Heartbeat -- It's a Love Beat" on a various-artists collection, but for the fanatics who love that sound, or have a weakness for early '70s AM pop, this has a bright, sugary sound that is sonically appealing; even if the songs don't deliver, the pop freaks might find it pleasing on the surface.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:14 SpotifyAmazon
2 3:14 SpotifyAmazon
3 3:32 SpotifyAmazon
4 3:41 SpotifyAmazon
5
2:27 SpotifyAmazon
6 3:12 SpotifyAmazon
7 2:35 SpotifyAmazon
8 3:03 SpotifyAmazon
9 3:21 SpotifyAmazon
10 3:57 SpotifyAmazon
11 2:48
12 3:20
13 2:47
14 3:26
15 4:12
16 3:17
17 3:15
18 3:46
19 2:39
20 3:15
21 4:03
22
3:04
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