Top Song 50 Years Ago; #9

The next song to hit the top of the charts in 1962 was “Soldier Boy” by The Shirelles. They formed for a talent show at Passaic High School in 1957. They became one of the popular girl groups from the early 60s. In fact. they had 7 songs that made the Top 20.  They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

Soldier Boy” was the number one song on the Billboard Chart for 3 weeks beginning Apr. 29th 1962 and top of the Cash Box Chart for 2 weeks beginning on the same day.

Download songs of The Shirelles (for a fee) from Amazon.