Many people remember Frankie Avalon, as the teenage heart throb of the late 1950s and 1960s, who appeared frequently in teenage idol films with Annette Funicello, Avalon’s career extended into many film genres with and without his smooth, resonating, rhythmic sound and classy style.
“Venus” became Avalon’s first number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it spent five weeks atop the survey. The song also reached number ten on the R&B chart. The song’s lyrics detail a man’s plea to Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty, to send him a girl to love and one who will love him as well.
In Avalon’s career, he had 31 charted U.S. Billboard singles from 1958 to late 1962, including “Just Ask Your Heart” (U.S. #7), “I’ll Wait for You” (U.S. #15), “Bobby Sox to Stockings” (U.S. #8), and “A Boy Without a Girl” (U.S. #10). He was less popular in the U.K., but did still manage four chart hits with “Why”, “Ginger Bread“, “Venus” and “Don’t Throw Away All Those Teardrops”.Most of his hits were written and/or produced by Bob Marcucci, head of Chancellor Records.
Venus was the most successful and best-known recording of the track was done by Frankie Avalon and released in 1959, where it reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 (see 1959 in music). Billboard ranked it as the No. 4 song for 1959. Venus was written by Ed Marshall and Peter DeAngelis. Source