A gold album Melodies of Love followed as well as more Top 40 pop hits ("Beer Barrel Polka" and "Dick And Jane" in 1975) a successful half-hour variety show The Bobby Vinton Show (which aired from 1975 to 1978) which used "My Melody of Love" as its theme song; ABC Records subsequently released an album of songs performed on the show. Undeterred Vinton spent $50000 of his own money on a self-written song sung partially in Polish: "My Melody of Love". Twenty-three years later David Lynch named his movie Blue Velvet after the song.
His most popular song "Blue Velvet" was a cover of the The Clovers' 1950s song that served as inspiration for a film of the same name as well as one of the most popular covers of the song when it peaked at No. 1 on the now renamed Billboard Pop Singles Chart. Bobby Vinton (born April 16 1935) is an American pop music singer of Polish ethnic background.