Song of the Day #4,902: ‘Freddy, My Love’ – Cindy Bullens

‘Freddy, My Love’ is one of the few songs from the stage musical Grease that did not make it into the 1978 movie.

On stage, the tune is sung by Marty Maraschino during the girls’ slumber party, after she shares that she’s dating a Marine. While it’s a fun and catchy song, I agree with the cut. The slumber party scene works beautifully as is, highlighted by Rizzo’s ‘Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee’ and Sandy’s ‘Hopelessly Devoted To You,’ which was newly written for the film.

Though ‘Freddy, My Love’ didn’t make in into the movie, a version was recorded by Cindy Bullens for the film’s best-selling soundtrack. You can also see it performed by the marvelous Keke Palmer in the 2016 Grease LIVE! TV broadcast.

Freddy, my love
I miss you more than words can say
Freddy, my love
Please keep in touch while you’re away

Hearing from you can make the day so much better
Getting a souvenir or maybe a letter
I really flipped over the gray cashmere sweater
Freddy, my love, Freddy, my love, Freddy, my love, Freddy, my love

Freddy, you know your absence makes me feel so blue
That’s okay though, your presents make me think of you
My mom will have a heart attack when she catches
Those pedal pushers with the black leather patches
Oh, how I wish I had a jacket that matches
Freddy, my love, Freddy, my love, Freddy, my love, Freddy, my love

Don’t keep your letters from me, I thrill to every line
Your spelling’s kinda crummy, but honey, so is mine
I treasure every gifty, the ring is really nifty
You say it cost you fifty, so you’re thrifty
I don’t mind, whoa-oh-oh-oh

Freddy, you see, you’ll hold me in your arms someday (Freddy, my love)
And I will be wearing your lacy lingerie (Freddy, I’m yours)
Thinking about it, my heart’s pounding already (Ooh)
Knowing when you come home, we’re bound to go steady (Ooh)
And throw your service pay around like confetti

Freddy, my love, Freddy, my love, Freddy, my love, Freddy, my love
Ooh Freddy, Freddy, my love, Freddy, my love, Freddy, my love
Ooh Freddy, Freddy, my love, Freddy, my love, Freddy, my love
My Freddy, Freddy, my love, Freddy, my love, Freddy, my love
Ooh Freddy, Freddy, my love, Freddy, my love, Freddy, my love

One thought on “Song of the Day #4,902: ‘Freddy, My Love’ – Cindy Bullens

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I agree the film works without this song.

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