This is one of the songs that make me think of summer. Palisades Park by Freddy Cannon never hit the number one spot on the record charts. It only reached reached number 3 on the Billboard chart for the week of May 6-12, 1962. Then on the Cash Box chart the song also reached number 3 in the week June 3-9 and stayed there for another 2 weeks before dropping. The song was written by Chuck Barris who would go on to be most famous as the host of “The Gong Song.” Palisades Amusement Park was a famous park in New Jersey across the Hudson River from NYC.
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