Speedy Gonzales

Album: Pat Boone's Greatest Hits (1962)
Charted: 2 6
  • Speedy Gonzales, the fastest mouse in Mexico, was the subject of a novelty song recorded by Pat Boone.

Comments: 5

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1962 {August 9th} "Speedy Gonzales"* by Pat Boone peaked at #2 {for 4 weeks} on the United Kingdom's National Music Express chart, for the four weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for those four weeks was "I Remember You" by Frank Ifield...
    And as noted above, across the pond, "Speedy Gonzales" reached #6 on the U.S.A. Billboard's Top 100 chart...
    Between 1955 and 1962 Pat Boone had twenty-seven records on the UK Singles chart, twelve made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, "I'll Be Home", for five weeks in June of 1956...
    He came close to having a thirteenth U.K. Top 10 record when his "The Main Attraction" peaked at #12 in 1962...
    Patrick Charles Eugene Boone celebrated his 86th birthday two months ago on June 1st, 2020...
    * Besides the above "Speedy Gonzales", he had three other records peak at #2 on the U.K. Singles chart, "Don't Forbid Me" for five weeks in March of 1957, "A Wonderful Time Up There" for one week in May of 1958, and "Love Letter In The Sands" for seven non-consecutive weeks in August of 1957...
    And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of the UK's Top 10 on August 9th, 1962:
    At #3. "I Can't Stop Loving You" by Ray Charles
    #4. "A Picture of You" by Joe Brown
    #5. "Don't Ever Change" by The Crickets
    #6. "Here Comes That Feeling" by Brenda Lee
    #7. "Guitar Tango" by The Shadows
    #8. "Things" by Bobby Darin
    #9. "Come Outside" by Mike Sarne with Wendy Richards
    #10. "Little Miss Lonely" by Helen Sharpiro
  • Jennifur Sun from Ramona:Loved old Speedy, and this song always made me laugh. I hope that those of Mexican decent didn't get insulted by it however.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 10th 1962, "Speedy Gonzales" by Pat Boone entered Billboard’s Hot Top 100 chart at position #70; six weeks later on July 22nd, 1962 it would peak at #6 {for 3 weeks} and it stayed on the chart for 13 weeks...
    As stated above it reached #2 in the United Kingdom; that was on August 5th, it was at #2 for 4 weeks, and the #1 record for those 4 weeks was "I Remember You" by Frank Ifield...
    "Speedy Gonzales" was his 18th and last Top 10 record, with six reaching #1, "Ain't That a Shame" {1955}, "I Almost Lost My Mind" {1956}, "Don't Forbid Me" {1957}, "Love Letters in the Sand" {1957}, "April Love" {1957}, and "Moody River" {1961}...
    Charles Eugene Boone celebrated his 81st birthday nine days ago on June 1st {2015}.
  • Elmer H from Westville, OkOh yes, I recall "Speedy Gonzales" climbing the charts in summer 1962. It was a great summer for rock & roll with "Speedy Gonzales" as a great song to dance to. After all, it was a summer for giant dance hits like "The Wah-Watusi" by The Orlons, "Party Lights" by Claudine Clarke, "Gravy (for my Mashed Potatoes) by Dee Dee Sharp, Chubby Checker's "Dancin' Party" & others. Quite a change of pace for Pat Boone though, but a success on the charts. In 1962 I was almost a teenager & I recall this song was popular with a lot of younger kids who were just getting into record-buying. Whenever I hear Elton John's "Crocodile Rock" it reminds me of this Pat Boone hit because of the vocal refrain "la-la-la-la-la-la-laaaaa." Kinda stupid sounding, but what the heck----it was 1962 & it was FUN!
  • Eisso from Groningen, NetherlandsBefore the vuvuzela-aera, Dutch soccerfans used to play this all the time on brass instruments on the tribunes
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