THE BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
To compliment my recently completed ‘1000 BEST SONGS LIST,’ here is another that just missed the cut.
1030-Little Eva-The Loco-Motion.
1962-Number 2 single,when re-released in 1972, it reached Number 11.
Best Bit-At 1.29. ‘Macarena’,eat your heart out. ‘Cha Cha Slide’,move over. ‘Cotten Eye Joe’,your still wet behind the ears, this is the Daddy of all the party songs with dance moves.
Little Eva Narcissus Boyd was born June 29th,1943, in Belhaven,North Carolina,U.S.,she died from cervical cancer on April 10th,2003 at the age of 59 in Kinston,North Carolina,U.S. She first met Carole King, and Gerry Goffin, this songs co-writers (see also best songs 98 and 1021,) when applying for the job of nanny to their daughter Louise in 1960. Goffin and King had offered the song to Dee Dee Sharp, who was one of the big stars of the day,but she turned it down,Eva Boyd recorded the studio demo, which impressed the producer Don Kirshner so much, that the song was offered to her.As Little Eva she would go on to chart with four singles on the Billboard, and UK charts, between 1962-1963.
The Loco-Motion has been a hit in three separate decades in America,Little Eva took her version to Number 1 in 1962, the Rock group Grand Funk Railroad also hit Number 1 with the song in 1974,and in 1988, Kylie Minogue reached Number 3,her highest ever placing on the Billboard chart.
‘There’s never been a dance that’s so easy to do,it even makes you happy when you’re feeling blue.’
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