The Highwaymen - Cotton Fields on Back 2 Back Hits (1961)

The Highwaymen - Cotton Fields on Back 2 Back Hits (1961)
"Cotton Fields" was a folk revival hit by the Highwaymen, hence the composer credits given as "Arr. and Adapt. by Dave Fisher," a member of that group. In reality the song originated with bluesman Huddie Ledbetter (Lead Belly) and was given additional exposure by Odetta and her partner Larry in their much-emulated arrangement on a 1954 recording for the Fantasy label. "Cotton Fields" was also brought to the session by Bradley. The Highwaymen's United Artists version of the song had barely been released and didn't get onto the charts until the day after Monroe's session on December 1." In an at-tempt to emulate the original he uses a trio on the vocals—an unusual feature in an age when he preferred to sing more and more solos. "Journey's End," like "Live and Let Live," was an older country standard originally recorded by Ernest Tubb in 1954. Composer credits were to Tubb and Virgil "Poppy" Stewart, a Blytheville, Arkansas singer who led the popular Stewart Family gospel group that recorded for 4–Star in the 1940s. Although not a gospel song it had the kind of starkness that appealed to Monroe, and it is quite likely that he chose it to round out the album's vocals.

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Acker Bilk - Stranger On The Shore on Clarinet Moods (1962)

"Stranger on the Shore" is a piece for clarinet written by Acker Bilk for his young daughter and originally named "Jenny" after her. It was subsequently used as the theme tune of a BBC TV drama serial for young people, Stranger on the Shore. It was first released in 1961 in the UK, and then in the US, and reached number 1 in the US and number 2 in the UK.

In May 1969, the crew of Apollo 10 took "Stranger on the Shore" on their mission to the moon. Gene Cernan, a member of the crew, included the tune on a cassette tape used in the command module of the Apollo spacecraft.

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On 26 May 1962, "Stranger on the Shore" became the first British recording to reach number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 where it was issued by Atlantic Records on the Atco label, but it was quickly followed, on 22 December, by the Tornados' "Telstar", another instrumental. In the pre-rock era, Vera Lynn's "Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart" had reached #1 in 1952, on the shorter "Best Sellers In Stores" survey. After "Telstar", the next British performers to top the U.S. charts were the Beatles, with their first Capitol Records single "I Want to Hold Your Hand". "Stranger on the Shore" was Billboard's #1 single of 1962, and it spent seven weeks atop the "Easy Listening" chart, which later became known as the Adult Contemporary chart. The tune became the second of three "one-hit wonders" named "pop single of the year" by Billboard (the others being 1958's "Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)" by Domenico Modugno and 2006's "Bad Day" by Daniel Powter.

The Duprees - You Belong To Me on The Best Of The Duprees (1962)

The Duprees - You Belong To Me on The Best Of The Duprees
"You Belong to Me" is a romantic pop music ballad from the 1950s. The singer reminds his or her beloved love interest, soulmate, or sweetheart that whatever exotic locales and sights he/she experiences, "you belong to me" no matter what happens.

In 1958, the song crossed over into rock for the first time on the Capitol album Gene Vincent Rocks and the Blue Caps Roll. A later version of the song, by the Duprees, also made the Billboard Top 10, reaching No. 7 in 1962. It was recorded by many other pop vocalists, including Patsy Cline and Bing Crosby. A solo acoustic version was recorded by Bob Dylan for the 1992 album Good as I Been to You but was eventually left off as an out-take, the recording only surfacing two years later in the soundtrack for the 1994 film Natural Born Killers.

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Shelley Fabares - Johnny Angel on Johnny Angel Album (1962)

Shelley Fabares - Johnny Angel on Johnny Angel Album (1962)
"Johnny Angel" is a song written and composed by Lyn Duddy and Lee Pockriss. The song was originally recorded by both Laurie Loman and Georgia Lee, however these two versions were not successful. It first became a popular hit single in 1962 when covered by Shelley Fabares who took it to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. British singer Patti Lynn had a moderate hit with her remake of "Johnny Angel" the same year in the UK Singles Chart. The American pop music duo, The Carpenters also covered "Johnny Angel" in 1973 as part of a medley of oldies on side two of their album Now & Then.

Barbara Lynn - You'll Lose A Good Thing on Midnight Blues (1962)

"You'll Lose a Good Thing" is a popular song written by rhythm and blues artist Barbara Lynn Ozen, who, performing as Barbara Lynn, scored a 1962 Top 10 hit, peaking at #8 and also the number 1 spot on the R&B charts, with her bluesy rendition of the song.

From its rural south Louisiana origins, swamp pop went on to exert an influence on popular music both in the United States and abroad. (The term "swamp pop'' was actually coined by British music writer Bill Millar around 1970 and was popularized in the genres homeland by his compatriot and fellow music writer John Broven.) Notable swamp pop-influenced tunes include Bill Haley and the Comets' rerecording of Bobby Charles's ~Later Alligator,'' The Rolling Stones' version of Barbara Lynn's "You'll Lose a Good Thing,'' The Honeydrippers' rendition of "Sea of Love," and the Beatles' original composition "Oh! Darling," which exudes the swap pop ballad sound. (Contrary to popular belief, artists like Dale Hawkins, Tony Joe White, and Creedence Clearwater Revival did not perform swamp pop music, nor do they appear to have been influenced by the sound.)

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Classic soul qualities
Acoustic sonority
A twelve-eight time signature
Intricate melodic phrasing

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Kent Jones - Don't Mind on Don't Mind (Single) (2016)

Kent Jones - Don't Mind on Don't Mind (Single) (2016)
"Don't Mind" is the debut single by American hip hop recording artist Kent Jones. The song was released on April 25, 2016 by Epidemic Records, We the Best Music Group and Epic Records as a single from his debut mixtape Tours.

"Don't Mind" debuted at number 63 on Billboard Hot 100 for the chart dated May 21, 2016. The song was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for selling over 500,000 digital copies in the United States.

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Ariana Grande - Into You from the album Dangerous Woman (2016)

Ariana Grande - Into You from the album Dangerous Woman (2016)
"Into You" is a song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande, serving as the second single from her third studio album, Dangerous Woman (2016). The song was released on May 6, 2016, and was serviced to contemporary hit and rhythmic radio on June 28. It was written by Ariana Grande, Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Alexander Kronlund and Ilya Salmanzadeh with Martin and Salmanzadeh serving as producers. It is a dance-pop song with elements of EDM. Its music video was released on May 24, 2016.

The song debuted at number 83 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and has since reached a peak of number 24. It has also reached number 14 on the UK Singles Chart, and number 11 on the ARIA Chart. Grande has promoted the song with televised performances at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, the season 10 finale of The Voice, and the 2016 Summertime Ball.

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Daya - Sit Still, Look Pretty on Daya EP (2016)

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"Sit Still, Look Pretty" is a song by American singer Daya. It was released on March 29, 2016, as the second single from her debut extended play (EP), Daya (2015). It is the follow-up to her Billboard Hot 100 top 40 hit "Hide Away".

Dana Getz of Entertainment Weekly said it "regulates [good boys] to the sidelines" and further labeled it a "bouncy, eff–you jaunt". Idolator's Mike Wass called the chorus "empowering" and stated "[Sit Still, Look Pretty] picks up where 'Hide Away' left off — in that it's a little rebellious and a lot relatable."

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The Chainsmokers - Don't Let Me Down (Feat. Daya) on Don't Let Me Down Single (2016)

The Chainsmokers - Don't Let Me Down (Feat. Daya) on Don't Let Me Down Single (2016)
"Don't Let Me Down" is a song by American DJ duo The Chainsmokers. It was released on February 5, 2016, through Disruptor and Columbia Records. The song features vocals from American singer Daya.

"Don't Let Me Down" became The Chainsmokers' and Daya's first top 5 single in the United States. It also reached top 10 positions in several countries, including Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

Robbie Daw of Idolator stated "[Don't Let Me Down] kicks off with a haunting guitar loop and 17-year-old Daya lamenting that she's 'crashing, hit a wall, right now I need a miracle.' By the time the chorus sweeps in, the song shifts into full-on trap mode." and called it a "trappy collaboration". Popdust's Jason Scott claimed "[Don't Let Me Down] is an enormously engaging strip of gritty dance-club euphoria. Percussion vibrates underneath a well-constructed skyscraper of synth and evocative vocals from the 17-year-old Daya." Rolling Stone named "Don't Let Me Down" one of the 30 best songs of the first half of 2016, writing "EDM may not dominate the charts the way it used to but the Chainsmokers' swirling, turnt-up love song proves the genre has a little fight left in it. Newcomer Daya goes to battle with the aggro, big room beats and ends up coming out on top."

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Twenty One Pilots - Ride on Blurryface album (2016)

Twenty One Pilots - Ride on Blurryface album (2016)
"Ride" is a single written and recorded by American alternative hip hop band Twenty One Pilots from their fourth studio album, Blurryface. "Ride" was released on YouTube worldwide on May 11, 2015, and released as a single on the Google Play Store on May 12, 2015. The music video for the song was released the following day. It was serviced to US contemporary hit radio on April 12, 2016.

The music video for "Ride" shows Joseph and Dun performing in the middle of a forest, the forest immediately transits from day to night several times in the video. Joseph walks through the forest while singing the song, and most of the time he is seen while playing the guitar next to Dun. Near the end of the video, Joseph and Dun both put on glasses, and they both appear to be at a concert at the time, the video then ends with Joseph singing the final lyrics to the song while he's in the forest. As of July 2016, the video has over 100 million views on YouTube.

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WLCY Premiere: Billy Talent - Afraid Of Heights Album (2016)

WLCY Premiere: Billy Talent - Afraid Of Heights Album (2016)

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Available for release on July 29th, Afraid Of Heights is the 5th studio album from Billy Talent via The End Records.

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Afraid of Heights is the upcoming fifth studio album by the Canadian band Billy Talent, set to be released July 29, 2016. It is the band's first album recorded without drummer Aaron Solowoniuk who had suffered a multiple sclerosis relapse and had to take a hiatus from recording and performing to focus on his health. Jordan Hastings of Alexisonfire and Say Yes recorded the drums for the album and played on the subsequent supporting tour.

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Rihanna - Needed Me on ANTI (Deluxe) (2016)

Rihanna - Needed Me on ANTI (Deluxe) (2016)
"Needed Me" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer and songwriter Rihanna from her eighth studio album, Anti (2016). It was written by Rihanna, Brittany Hazard, Charles Hinshaw and Derrus Rachel together with its producer DJ Mustard and its co-producers Twice as Nice and Frank Dukes. The song impacted the urban radio stations on March 30, 2016, as a follow up single from Anti together with "Kiss It Better". Afterwards, Def Jam released “Needed Me” to mainstream radio. "Needed Me" is a mello dubstep-flavored electro-R&B song, that contains a downtempo and loose production with synthetic sounds, and elements of electro bubble. The song's lyrics discuss romantic rejection with some critics identifying a feminist overtone.

"Needed Me" received generally favorable reviews, with some music critics deeming it "a female anthem". In the United States, the song peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 becoming Rihanna's 29th top 10 single on the chart. The song's accompanying music video was directed by film producer Harmony Korine and premiered on April 20, 2016, in celebration of 420. The video is set in Miami and depicts Rihanna with a gun, riding on a motor bike, before attending a strip club where she kills a man. The video was compared to Harmony Korine’s film Spring Breakers. Rihanna included and performed "Needed Me" on the Anti World Tour.

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Sia - Cheap Thrills on This Is Acting (2016)

Sia - Cheap Thrills on This Is Acting (2016)
"Cheap Thrills" is a song recorded by Australian recording artist Sia for her seventh studio album, This Is Acting (2016). It was written by Sia and Greg Kurstin, while solely produced by Kurstin. The official remix of "Cheap Thrills" incorporates the vocal collaboration of Jamaican performer Sean Paul, with it being made available for digital download on 11 February 2016 as the record's second single. "Cheap Thrills" is a pop song with elements of electropop. The remix of the song featuring Sean Paul contains influences of Jamaican reggae. The song was originally meant for Rihanna's Anti, but after she turned it down Sia decided to keep it and use it for her seventh studio album.

In the United Kingdom, "Cheap Thrills" reached number two on the UK Singles Chart, marking Sia's highest peak as a lead artist in the United Kingdom. In the United States, the song reached the top 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number three. It has become a career best for Sia as her highest-peaking single in the United States.

Selena Gomez - Kill Em With Kindness on Revival (Deluxe) (2015)

Selena Gomez - Kill Em With Kindness on Revival (Deluxe) (2016)
"Kill Em with Kindness" is a song recorded by American singer Selena Gomez for her second studio album Revival (2015). The track was co-written by Gomez with Antonina Armato, Tim James, Benjamin Levin and Dave Audé. It was produced by Rock Mafia and Benny Blanco, with additional production by R3drum. The song was serviced to contemporary hit radio on May 3, 2016, as the fourth and final single from the album. It is a dance song with a tropical house breeze, having an airy synth, added bells and a whistle hook. The song was conceived after Gomez faced criticism over her weight during a trip to Mexico.

Commercially, the song managed to peaked inside the top 20 in Canada and the top 40 in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
Lyrically, the song talks about being kind to mean people, and has a positive message of kindly ignoring instead of responding to them. Music critics mostly were complementary about its uplifting message, the song's sonic environment and considered it a highlight. The accompanying music video for the song was directed by Emil Nava and released on June 6, 2016. The black-and-white video shows the singer in a photoshoot set with dancers doing interpretive dance and shots of bullets and blood-dripped flowers. The song is part of the setlist of her Revival Tour.

James Bay - Let It Go on Let It Go (2016)

James Bay - Let It Go on Let It Go (2016)
"Let It Go" is a song by English singer-songwriter James Bay. It was released in Europe on 15 September 2014 through Republic Records as the first single from Bay's second extended play of the same name. It was included on Bay's debut studio album Chaos and the Calm (2015). The song was written by Bay with Paul Barry and produced by Jacquire King. The Let It Go EP was released prior on 3 May 2014.

The song was re-released in March 2015 after the success of "Hold Back the River" and on July 2015, has peaked at number 10 on the UK Singles Chart, beating its previous peak of 62 on 27 September 2014. "Let It Go" has proven to be a big success in Oceania, where, in May 2015, it peaked at number 8 in Australia, whilst in New Zealand, the song debuted on June 15, 2015 at number 31, before climbing to number 24 the following week. A week after that the song entered the top 10 of the chart, peaking at number 10. "Let It Go" is Bay's first song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching number 16.

Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop the Feeling! from CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! (Original Song From "Trolls") (Single) 2016

Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop the Feeling! from CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! (Original Song From "Trolls") (Single) 2016
"Can't Stop the Feeling!" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake for the soundtrack to the upcoming film Trolls, for which he serves as the executive music producer. It was written and produced by Timberlake, Max Martin and Shellback. Musically, it is an uptempo disco-pop, soul-pop number with funk influences. The song was released as a single on May 6, 2016, and reached contemporary hit radio on May 10, 2016. Timberlake gave his first televised performance of "Can't Stop the Feeling!" during the interval act of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 grand final. Directed by Mark Romanek, its music video was released on May 16, 2016, and follows Timberlake on a tour to everyday places as he dances through what a typical day might be—it was followed by a number of fan-made videos.

The single debuted atop the US Billboard Hot 100, opening with 379,000 downloads in its first week, marking Timberlake's fifth No. 1 single in the country, and making it the 26th song on the Hot 100 history to start at the summit of the chart. Additionally, it became the second song to spend its first 10 weeks atop the Digital Songs chart, joining The Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" (2009), and marked his fifth No. 1 single on the Radio Songs chart and eighth on the Mainstream Top 40. It has achieved international commercial success, reaching the top of the charts in Argentina, Belgium (Flanders), Brazil, Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Mexico, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden and Switzerland, and the top-five in most of Europe.

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Los Pasteles Verdes - El Reloj del album Antologia

Los Pasteles Verdes - El Reloj del album Antologia

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El grupo musical Los Pasteles Verdes fue creado en 1970 por el cantante chiquitín, también conocido Daniel "El Pitufo" en la ciudad Puerto de Chimbote en Perú, integrado originalmente por 7 jóvenes estudiantes de la Gran Unidad Escolar San Pedro (GUE). En su carrera musical, la banda ha logrado gran reconocimiento tanto nacional como internacional, plasmado en su gran cantidad de admiradores y premios, reconocimientos, giras y discos de oro que tienen en su haber.

Su formación original estaba constituida por: Aldo Guibovich (Cantante), Hugo Acuña (Guitarra), César Acuña (Teclados), Miguel Moreno (Bajo), Ernesto Pozo (batería), Raúl Padilla (Percusiones) Y Germán Lagos (Cantante Tropical), todos ellos estudiantes del colegio San Pedro, institución dentro de la cual la banda da sus primeros pasos, convirtiéndose así en una sensación entre compañeros de colegio y allegados a los integrantes de la banda. Ya asentados como banda musical y tras numerosas presentaciones menores en fiestas y festivales, el 13 de octubre de 1973 los Directivos de INFOPESA, la empresa discográfica de mayor proyección en el Perú en esos tiempos, les da la oportunidad de grabar dos temas, uno tropical "Puertos Queridos" Lado "A" interpretado por Germán Laos y el otro romántico "Angelitos Negros" lado "B" interpretado por Aldo Guibovich. Para sorpresa de todos, la dirección de la radio decidió promocionar Angelitos Negros" lado "B", llegando este a convertirse en un éxito a nivel Nacional.

La gran repercusión de este primer disco fue un catalizador para que fueran citados por la discográfica para completar el que sería su primer LP, con temas como "El Reloj", "Recuerdos de una noche" y "El presidiario" con los que reafirmaron su éxito total.

Su primer éxito Romántico fue: "Angelitos Negros", su primer Disco de Oro lo recibieron por las altas ventas obtenidas de "El Reloj" del autor mexicano Roberto Cantoral. Su segundo Disco de Oro por el álbum "Recuerdos de Una Noche" de la autoría del cantautor chimbotano Fernando Arias.

En 1975, el primer éxito reconocido en México y Estados Unidos de esta agrupación fue: "Esclavo y Amo" del Jalisciense José Vaca Flores, que fuera grabado originalmente por Javier Solís, cuyos arreglos en balada moderna les otorgó múltiples premiaciones en su primer gira a México y Estados Unidos en 1976, siendo denominados por las Revistas: Billboard y Cash Box como "Los Románticos de América". En 1977, "Aldo y Los Pasteles Verdes" graban bajo la Licencia de INFOPESA, el tema que les abre las puertas de la fama a nivel Mundial: "Hipocresía", el cual llegó al primer puesto de varios rankings Internacionales; continuando con otro éxito de ese mismo LP: "Mi amor imposible".

Actualmente, Aldo Guibovich radica en México con su Grupo "Aldo y Los Pasteles Verdes" y continúa realizando exitosas presentaciones en los diferentes países en donde es contratado y Hugo Acuña radica en Estados Unidos y continúa trabajando exitosamente con su Grupo "Los Pasteles Verdes de Chimbote, Perú" al lado de sus hijos y el Cantante Kike Gámez.

Como consecuencia de la enorme popularidad alcanzada por el Grupo Peruano "Los Pasteles Verdes", éstos han sido imitados en diferentes Países de América Latina: Argentina, Chile, Estados Unidos, Venezuela, Perú y México por lo que el nombre Artístico "Los Pasteles Verdes" ahora es una Reserva de Derechos y Marca Registrada por los Fundadores e iniciadores de dicho Grupo Musical, en diversos Países de Latinoamérica.

Steely Dan - Rikki Don't Lose That Number from the album Pretzel Logic (1974)

Steely Dan - Rikki Don't Lose That Number from the album Pretzel Logic (1974)
"Rikki Don't Lose That Number" is a single released in 1974 by rock/jazz rock group Steely Dan and the opening track of their third album Pretzel Logic. It was the most successful single of the group's career, peaking at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1974.

The song features Jim Gordon on drums, as does the bulk of the Pretzel Logic album. The guitar solo is by Jeff "Skunk" Baxter who would soon go on to join The Doobie Brothers.

Victor Feldman's flapamba (a variant of the marimba) introduction to the song, which opens the album, is cut from the original ABC single version. The MCA single reissue (backed with "Pretzel Logic") includes the flapamba intro but fades out just before the actual end of the track. The introductory riff is an almost direct copy of the intro of Horace Silver's jazz classic "Song for My Father".

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Clint Holmes - Playground in My Mind from the album Playground in My Mind (1973)

Clint Holmes - Playground in My Mind from the album Playground in My Mind (1973)

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Clint Holmes is perhaps best known for his #2 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart "Playground In My Mind" in 1973. The nursery rhyme-styled song features Holmes duetting with producer Paul Vance's son Philip (d. 13 December 2009) on the chorus. "Playground In My Mind" was written by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss, released in the U.S. in July 1972 but did not reach the Billboard Hot 100 until 24 March 1973, where it stayed for 23 weeks. It was granted gold disc status by the R.I.A.A. on July 3, 1973. The single went one better in Canada, topping the RPM 100 national singles charts there for three consecutive weeks in the same year (June 23 - July 7).

Shaun Cassidy - Da Doo Ron Ron from the album Shaun Cassidy (1977)

Shaun Cassidy - Da Doo Ron Ron from the album Shaun Cassidy (1977)

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"Da Doo Ron Ron" is a song written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector. It first became a popular top five hit single for the American girl group the Crystals in 1963. American teen idol Shaun Cassidy covered the song in 1977 and his version hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. There have also been many other cover versions of this song, including a version by the Raindrops, which featured the original songwriters of "Da Doo Ron Ron" Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich.

"Da Doo Ron Ron" was covered in 1977 by teen idol Shaun Cassidy on his first solo LP, Shaun Cassidy, launching his career. His version was produced by Michael Lloyd and issued on Warner. It peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. (The words were changed slightly to make it a boy-girl song, after The Searchers' cover version.) The song was his first of three consecutive Top 10 U.S. hits. Cassidy's cover of "Da Doo Ron Ron" spent 22 weeks on the chart. It became a gold record, as did all of Cassidy's first three single releases.