Random Video: Leader of the Pack

Putting the ‘random’ in my random video posts, I just had to share this song.  Maybe it’s all this talk about Kerouac.  Maybe it’s because I’ve just started watching Mad Men.  Maybe I just like oldies.*  I’m betting it’s the last one.

Anyway, I heard this song a fair amount in my childhood (we listened to a lot of oldies), and I still love its beautiful melody and harmonies and its over-the-top theatrics.  Pop music being pop music.

What’s not to love?

Plus, this video.  Egad.

*I realize that “On The Road,” Mad Men and the Shangri-Las all represent distinctly different years.  And I don’t care.