Running to a mere 1 minute 50 seconds, this Chuck Berry composition might be described as a novelty song about a race between a Jaguar and a Ford Thunderbird. Although fast cars are a staple of many rock 'n' roll songs, Berry was not writing simply for effect as is clear from both his 1955 song "No Money Down" and his autobiography.
"Jaguar And Thunderbird" was released in 1960 backed by "Our Little Rendezvous"; it was covered by The Troggs and has also been recorded by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.
Suggestion credit: Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2
The Isley Brother's song, "Contagious," peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100. This meant that the band of brothers became the first group to score a Top 50 hit in six consecutive decades on the chart.
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