STEVE LAWRENCE CHARTED HIS FIRST SOLO HIT IN JANUARY OF 1957 WITH HIS VERSION OF HARRY BELAFONTE’S #5 POP HIT…”THE BANANA BOAT SONG”.  THEY BOTH CHARTED ON THE BILLBOARD POP CHART ON THE SAME DAY…JANUARY 12, 1957.  STEVE’S VERSION ON CORAL RECORDS REACHED #18.  HIS SECOND CHARTED HIT ON CORAL WENT RIGHT INTO THE TOP TEN…STOPPING AT #5 AND REMAINING ON THE POP CHART FOR 20 WEEKS.soda shop 2  THE SONG WAS ALSO A HUGE HIT FOR ANOTHER ARTIST IN 1957…THE OTHER VERSION WENT TO #1.

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CAN YOU NAME THE SONG?  AND IF YOU ARE REALLY GOOD, NAME THE OTHER ARTIST…

THE ANSWER IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST…

 

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

 

 

 

 

 

ANSWER: “PARTY DOLL”….THE OTHER ARTIST IS…BUDDY KNOX

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