Continuing to list the top songs of 1963, we reach a song that was called a novelty song. “Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter From Camp)” was by Allan Sherman. The song is about the awful time at fictional “Camp Granada” and it is set to the tune of Amilcare Ponchielli’s “Dance of the Hours.” The song won Mr. Sherman the 1964 Grammy Award for best comedy record. Mr. Sherman appeared on many TV shows at that time doing this song and other parody songs that he recorded. He died in 1973.
Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh! hit the top of the Cash Box record chart for just one week; Aug. 25 -31. On the Billboard Hot 100 chart the song only reached the number 2 spot which it held for 3 weeks (Aug. 18 – Sept. 7).
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