Having A Party

Album: The Best of Sam Cooke (1962)
Charted: 17
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  • We're havin' a party
    Dancin' to the music
    Played by the DJ
    On the radio
    The Cokes are in the icebox
    Popcorn's on the table
    Me and my baby
    We're out here on the floor

    So Mr, Mr. DJ
    Keep those records playin'
    'Cause I'm a-havin' such a good time
    Dancin' with my baby

    Everybody's swingin'
    Sally's doin' the twist now
    If you take requests I've
    Got a few for you
    Play that song called "Soul Twist"
    Play that one called "I Know"
    Don't forget the "Mashed Potatoes"
    No other songs will do

    Let me tell you Mr, Mr. DJ
    Keep those records playin'
    'Cause I'm a-havin' such a good time
    Dancin' with my baby

    Havin' a party, yeah
    Everybody's swingin', oh we're
    Dancin' to the music, yeah
    On the radio

    Oh, we're havin' a party, man
    Everybody's swingin'
    We're dancin' to the music, yeah
    On the radio

    Tell 'em one more time
    We're havin' a party, yeah
    And everybody's swingin'
    Oh, we're dancin' to the music, yeah
    On the radio

    Tell you
    We're havin' a partyWriter/s: Sam Cooke
    Publisher: Abkco Music, Inc., Downtown Music Publishing
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Comments: 2

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 8th 1962, Sam Cooke appeared at the Royal Theater in Baltimore, Maryland...
    At the time his "Having a Party" was at #46 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; exactly one month later on July 8th, 1962 it would peak at #17 for two weeks... {See next post below}...
    Between 1957 and 1966 he had forty three Top 100 records; four made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, "You Send Me" for 3 weeks in 1957.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn May 20th 1962, "Having A Party" by Sam Cooke entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #91; seven weeks later on July 8th, 1962 it would peak at #17 {for 2 weeks} and it stayed on the chart for 15 weeks...
    It reached #4 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    And just under a month later on June 17th, 1962 the record's flip-side, "Bring It On Home to Me", would debut on the Top 100 at #94; eight weeks later on August 19th, 1962 it would peak at #13 {for 1 week} and it spent 11 weeks on the chart...
    It reached #2* {for 3 weeks} on Billboard's R&B Singles chart; amazingly it was the fourth of six of his records to peak at #2 on the chart...
    * The first two weeks that "Bring It On Home to Me" was at #2, the #1 record was "You'll Lose A Good Thing" by Barbara Lynn, and for its 3rd week at #2, Little Eva's "Loco-Motion” was in the top spot...
    Sadly, Mr. Cooke passed away on December 11th, 1964 at the young age of 33...
    May he R.I.P.
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