Top Song 50 Years Ago; #8

The next song to hit the top of the charts in 1962 is “Mashed Potato Time” by Dee Dee Sharp. She had already had a hit song in 1962. That was “Slow Twistin’” with Chubby Checker.  Both ’62 and ’63 were big years for Dee Dee. After that her music career mostly disappeared even though she had a brief career resurgence during the disco era of the 70s.

The song was the number one song on the Cash Box Chart for the week April 22-28, 1962 but only was able to reach the number 2 spot on the Billboard record chart.

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