It is now time for the second episode in our second musical retrospective. After eliminating the number-ones from 1957’s year-end top 40, we have 28 songs to review, including a few examples of what was already a dying trend at the time of competing artists trying to “cover” the market by recording their own versions of a contemporary song (hence the origin of the term.)
Tough choice between the Del-Vikings, the fat man and the Everly Brothers. I’m going with Come Go With Me for its heavy R&B chops and harmonies, with a heavy nod to The Everly’s harmonies; they were amazing and they heavily influenced singers to come.
I can dismiss this list and say that it is not worth it and before my time.
But I experiment and step out my comfort zone and give things a chance. So that is what I will do, give each one a listen and vote.
This. I’m still mad at the world that we only had one chance to vote for him in the ‘#1 singles’ polls…and I just couldn’t bring myself to vote for My Ding-A-Ling (and thankfully, neither could anyone else).