First hit #1: October 17, 1960
The story goes that this song was written by Doc Pomus for his wife, since Pomus could not dance but his wife was a dancer. So, the song is about letting her go and keeping her close at the same time, giving the chance for fun but a constant reminder that at the end of the day, they’re the ones who are together. Romantic, though it admittedly seems a bit weird without that context. Still, the independence crossed with devotion is the kind of sentiment that is simultaneously strange and a bit touching, and it’s also by the Drifters, who are one of those lovely vocal groups that one could listen to all day.