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Sammy Kaye – Harbor Lights

First Hit #1: November 18, 1950 What did I say about Sammy Kaye? I said he’s the most gloriously inconsistent and unpredictable major artist in the early years of the charts, is what I said. Did I see him putting … Continue reading

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Sammy Kaye – The Old Lamplighter

First hit #1: December 28, 1946 I can’t get a read on Sammy Kaye. To review, his first #1 was Daddy, which was a fun song about a gold digger, sung by a group of men. It sounded completely different … Continue reading

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Sammy Kaye – I’m a Big Girl Now

First Hit #1: April 27, 1946. Sex is a decidedly odd thing in human society. On one hand, it’s an activity that the majority of people will engage in, and everyone wants to engage in on an instinctual level. On … Continue reading

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Sammy Kaye – Chickery Chick

First Hit #1: November 17, 1945 What the hell? Seriously, this is the chorus of Chickery Chick: “Chickery chick, cha-la, cha-la Check-a-la romey in a bananika Bollika, wollika, can’t you see Chickery chick is me?” That doesn’t make any sense. … Continue reading

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Sammy Kaye – Daddy

First hit #1: June 21, 1941 Well, here’s something slightly different, several people singing at once! It’s also a confirmation that the subjects of hits don’t really change very much, even in 70 years. Just like Cee-Lo Green’s F*** You … Continue reading

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