Loop De Loop

Album: Loop De Loop (1963)
Charted: 4

Songfacts®:

  • This is based on a children's song called "Looby Loo."
  • This was the only Top 40 hit for Johnny Thunder, a Floridian whose real name is Gil Hamilton.
  • Thunder was briefly a member of The Drifters, who also recorded the first version of "Tell Him" (the Exciters took it to #4 in 1963).
  • In the recording session, his brother-in-law held up the lyrics for Thunder to see so he could sing while playing the drums. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Brad Wind - Miami, FL, for above 3

Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 4th 1963 Johnny Thunder performed "Loop De Loop" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    One month earlier on December 16th, 1962 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and on February 3rd, 1963 it peaked at #4 (for 1 week) and spent 11 weeks on the Top 100...
    Across the pond in the U.K. Englishman Frankie Vaughan covered it; his version reached #5 on the United Kingdom's Singles chart...
    Mr. Thunder, born Gil Hamilton, celebrated his 81st birthday five months ago on August 15th.
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