This doo-wop classic was the only hit for The Chords, who were an R&B group from the Bronx. The five members of the group wrote the song. In a 1963 article in The Saturday Evening Post
, Jerry Wexler, who was executive vice president of Atlantic Records, used the group as an example of the vacillating nature of the music business. Said Wexler: "What happens to them? They just disappear. We had one group - The Chords - that had a hit record for us in 1955 or 1956. It was called 'Sh-boom.' It was #1. But of all their subsequent records, none sold. Now, I think one is a house painter, one is a pants presser, one is writing songs and one is trying to get back into the business as a singer."
Adam - Saint Albans, WV