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This song was one of the many dance-craze songs of the early '60s. It was the follow-up to Dee Dee Sharp's dance-craze hit "Mashed Potato Time."
This was the Orlons' first national hit. Their two previous singles failed to chart.
There were three songs about the Watusi dance. This was the second song and biggest hit about the dance. The first was "The Watusi" (by the Vibrations, US #25), and the third was "El Watusi" (by Ray Barretto, US #17). (thanks, Jerro - New Alexandria, PA, for all above)
Songs Discussed in Movies
, Reservoir Dogs
, Willy Wonka
. Just a few of the flicks where characters discuss specific songs, sometimes as a prelude to murder.
Steven Tyler of Aerosmith
Tyler talks about his true love: songwriting. How he identifies the beauty in a melody and turns sorrow into art.
Tony Joe White
The writer of "Rainy Night in Georgia" and "Polk Salad Annie" explains how he cooks up his Louisiana swamp rock.
Did they really trade their guitarist to The Doobie Brothers? Are they named after something naughty? And what's up with the band name?