“Love Came to Me” was written by Dion DiMucci and John Falbo. Dion, as he was better known, also performed the song in 1962, along with the Del-Satins, I believe. I have a difficult time keeping his backing bands straight. Most of the songs I write about in this series are usually slower, but this one has some fun pep to it. I think it may also be about the only positive song Dion sang. It seems that poor guy was always getting jilted or just plain not chosen. This song though, speaks to finally finding love (“this time for real,” he sings) and the indelible feeling that brings, “now, love makes me, makes me feel so good, just like I, I dreamed it would.”
Each time I hear this song, I can’t help but smile and sing. It makes me want to get up and dance and put my full skirts to good use with some twirling around. Those background “shad doy-ya-do, doy doy doy-dos” are infectious and fun, and represent some of the typical sounds in those catchy pop songs of the 1950s. Plain and simple, it’s just a great song. It’s sweet and hopeful, like a ray of sunshine for dreams or longings one may have kept to him- or herself but have now become reality. Now it’s time to let the whole world know! Seriously, this song just makes me happy, how can it not?
If you’re walking by and hear this song floating out of the windows, you can be guaranteed I am being a dancing fool all around my house, skirts a swingin’.