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Apr 27, 2019

Hang On Sloopy by The McCoys (1965)

Hang On Sloopy by The McCoys (1965)
"Hang On Sloopy" is a 1964 song by Wes Farrell and Bert Berns, originally titled "My Girl Sloopy", originally recorded and made a hit by R&B vocal group The Vibrations. It was later covered by rock band The McCoys, and peaked at number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 5 on the UK Singles Chart.



According to Rick Derringer, the original version of Sloopy was written by a "high school kid in St. Louis" and sold to Bert Russell, a.k.a. Bert Berns. The inspiration for the song is said to be Dorothy Sloop, a jazz singer from Steubenville and a student at Ohio University.