Dominique By The Singing Nun


The last number one song of 1963 was symbolic of the pre-Beatles era 1960-1963. It was simple, sung by Sister Luc-Gabrielle, and sounds terribly dated today.

The Singing Nun as she was called was an unlikely candidate for a recording career, never mind a hit single. She would sing at retreats at the Fishermont Monastery and signed a contract with Philips Records. She recorded 12 tracks and “Dominique” was released as a single. It topped the BILLBOARS HOT 100 for four weeks beginning December 7, 1963. She even sang the song on the Ed Sullivan Show in January of 1964.

She proved to be a one-hit wonder as she never had another chart hit.. She left her order but could never revive her music career. She took her own life in 1985 leaving behind this one shining momentĀ in her short career.


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