BEFORE IT WAS A HIT SONG…
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.
Shaggy's breakthrough came via the single "Oh Carolina". This debut single was issued in 1993. The disc topped the British chart and went Top 5 in some European nations and in New Zealand. The Jamaican-born artist's recording was a remake.
In 1958, the original version was released in 1958 by the Jamaican trio The Folkes Brothers (sometimes spelt Folks). Shaggy's cover proved to be significantly more successful.
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: