Hey Schoolgirl

Album: Tom & Jerry (1957)
Charted: 49
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Songfacts®:

  • Tom & Jerry are Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. This was the name they used when the childhood friends and classmates first performed together as high school juniors. During the late '50s they released several singles under that name, this being the first of them which reached #49 on the Billboard singles chart in 1957. They made just 5 studio albums before breaking up in 1970, although Paul Simon had several hits as a solo artist. Simon & Garfunkel was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. >>
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    Bertrand - Paris, France
  • Paul Simon's father, Lou, was a college professor, double-bass player, and dance bandleader who performed under the name "Lee Sims." This song features Lou on bass.

Comments: 2

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn November 22, 1957, Tom and Jerry performed "Hey Schoolgirl"* on the Dick Clark ABC-TV weekday-afternoon program, 'American Bandstand'...
    A little over two weeks later on December 8th the song entered Billboard's Top 100 chart at position #79, and on December 31st it would peak at #49 {for 1 week} on Billboard's Best-Sellers in Stores chart, and it spent nine weeks on the Top 100...
    Between 1965 and 1982 the duo, as Simon and Garfunkel, had eighteen records on the Top 100 chart, eight made the Top 10 with three reaching #1, "The Sounds of Silence" for 1 week on December 26th, 1965, "Mrs. Robinson" for 3 weeks on May 26th, 1968, and "Bridge Over Troubled Water" for 6 weeks on February 22nd, 1970...
    Paul Simon charted twice without Art, as Jerry Landis his "The Lone Teen Ranger" reached #97 in 1963, and in 1962 he entered the Top 100 for a one week stay at #99 with "Motorcycle" as Tico and the Triumphs...
    *In addition to "Hey Schoolgirl", during the year 1957 there were five other 'School' records to make the Top 100 chart, ""School Day" by Chuck Berry {#3}, "Waitin' In School" by Ricky Nelson {#18}, "After School" by Randy Starr {#32}, "Back to School Again" by Timmie 'Oh Yeah' Rogers {#36}, and "High School Romance" by George Hamilton IV {#80}.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyIn 1965 a record titled 'Boo-Ga-Loo' peaked at No. 47; it was performed by a duo named Tom and Jerrio!!!
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