High School U.S.A.

Album: High School U.S.A. (1959)
Charted: 28
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  • Come friday noon about half past three

    High Sschool USA

    I dropped my books and my misery
    I shagged on down to the soda shop
    I dropped a nickel in the old juke box
    Looked around me what did I see
    A gang of school kids that could never be

    They came from Maury, Granby, Va Beach. St Paul, Craddock, Deep Creek... etc. That's the way I wrote it. Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 12, 1959, Tommy Facenda performed "High School U.S.A."* on the ABC-TV musical variety program, the 'Dick Clark Saturday Night Beech-Nut Show'...
    At the time the song was at #54 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, three weeks earlier it had peaked at #28 {for 1 week} and it spent thirteen weeks on the Top 100...
    It was Tommy Facenda's only Top 100 record...
    Tommy Facenda celebrated his 78th birthday last month on November 10th {2017}...
    * And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, in 1959 there were two other Top 100 records with 'U.S.A.' in their titles, "Philadelphia, U.S.A." by the Nu-Tornadoes {#28 on January 5th} and "Back In The U.S.A." by Chuck Berry {peaked at #37 on July 7th}.
  • Susan from Portsmouth, VaHow can we hear the version he wrote for the Hampton Roads area Schools....Maury, Granby Newports News, Oscar Smith etc. my Mom had this but I can't find this version anywhere...would love to post it on an alumni page of a local high school. Thanks
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