THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
279-Perez Prado-Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White.
1955-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 0.03.Perez Prado may have written Mambo No 5,but this was definitely Mambo’s Number 1 song.
Mambo music developed as a genre in Cuba in the mid to late 1930’s and took off in the United States in the 1940’s.The main protagonist for the development and popularity of Mambo was Perez Prado(December 11,1916-September 14th,1989,) he was known as ‘The King Of Mambo.’The most successful song he wrote was Mambo No 5 which gave Lou Bega a UK Number 1 in 1999 and did the same for the animated character Bob The Builder in 2001.
Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White was written in 1950 by the Spanish composer Louis Gugliemi. French lyrics for the song were written by Jacques Larue and English ones by Mack David,brother of Hal.
Prado recorded his version for use in the 1955 film ‘Underwater!’ starring Jane Russell,the song spent 10 weeks at Number 1 on Billboard.In the UK the song spent two weeks at the top with the competing version from British trumpeter Eddie Calvert achieving four weeks.
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