Friday, September 18, 2009

"Bony Moronie"

"Bony Moronie" is Larry Williams' third single, which has been covered many times, including a version translated into Spanish re-named "Popotitos." Williams' original peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #4 on the U.S. R&B chart. The song was performed live by the Beatles from 1957 to 1961.

Among the many artists who have covered the song are John Lennon for his 1975 album, Rock 'n' Roll, The Who as a live performance included on their 1994 album Thirty Years of Maximum R&B, Dr. Feelgood on their 1974 album, Down by the Jetty and Julie Covington for the 1977 Amnesty International benefit show The Mermaid Frolics.


* #4 (U.S. Billboard R&B)
* #14 (U.S. Billboard Hot 100)
* #45 (B-side (Billboard Hot 100))
* #11 UK Singles Chart

Single by Larry Williams
B-side: "You Bug Me Baby"
Released: 1957
Format: 7" single
Genre: Rock and roll
Label: Sepciality 615 (U.S.), London HLU 8532 (UK)
Writer(s): Larry Williams


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