My friend sent me a link to this video. Oh man, it's... well, it's just the perfect thing. I don't really have any info on it, so there ain't much I can say. Just take in the majesty of it.
I think it's fantastic in so many ways, but after seeing it, I had to know more about the music. The song is by Paul Anka, a 50's teen idol/70's-onward lounge fixture that I ought to know more about than I do (in fact, I frequently confuse him for Frankie Avalon, which I think is probably fair). What do I know? I know he rarely transcended his wop pop/faux-rat-pack idiom in the wonderful ways Gene Pitney or Bobby Darin did, and rarely if ever at the same level. I also know he did this phenomenal track. (And yeah, I know he's Canadian-Lebanese, but he still does it Italian-style. Ask the Italians, they love him- he did as many Italian-language singles as Connie Francis.)
And now I know this: during an early-ish stab at British Invasion-provoked relevance (something all the kids dallied with at some point, as in the much later Frankie Valli and the Four Season's The Genuine Imitation Life Gazette, or a good deal of Bobby Darin's mid-60's output), he recorded this breathtaking single, "Every Night (Without You)". It may not be his best track, but it's easily one of his coolest. Get it in your life.
Here's another radical stomper, if you're still hungry: UH HUH