Thursday, December 15, 2016

BEFORE IT WAS A HIT XLVIII: The Clapping Song. Continues next week.
These songs are well known but you may not know about the earlier attempts to score a hit record with prior versions of the same song.
The Clapping Song
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Various artists have recorded remakes of "The Clapping Song". The Belle Stars scored a major hit with a 1982 cover version which peaked at #11 and 4 in the U.K. and Australia respectively. Pia Zadora brought the song back to the U.S. chart the following year, reaching #36.
The earliest release of "The Clapping Song" was a recording by Shirley Ellis in 1965. Her version climbed to #8 in America and #6 in Britain. It was re-issued in 1978.
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Each new song will be added to the spotify playlist named: ‘Before It Was A Hit Song’.  You can check out the previous earlier / original versions of the hit songs you know and love.
The playlist and other Caffe` Latte` selections can be found at:

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