Chantilly Lace (song)
"Chantilly Lace" is the name of a rock and roll song, written and originally performed by The Big Bopper (J.P. Richardson) in 1958. The Co-writers of the song were Jerry Foster and Bill Rice. The single was produced by Jerry Kennedy. Originally cut for Pappy Daily's D label, Mercury bought the recording and released it in the summer of 1958; what ensued was that the song gained popularity (mostly on pop, with regional country music appeal). The single peaked at number 6 and stayed 25 weeks in the charts.
The song depicts one side of a flirting telephone conversation, with a young man talking about what he likes about his girlfriend, including:
The song reached #6 on the pop charts and spent 22 weeks on the national Top 40. It was the third most played song of 1958.
The phrase "Oh Baby That's What I Like", said in falsetto by Richardson in "Chantilly Lace", was sampled by DJs project Jive Bunny with the music collage track "That's What I Like", which included samples from Jerry Lee Lewis, Chubby Checker, Surfaris, Ventures and other r&r singers and bands from late 50's to early 60's scene.
- ^ US catalogue no. Mercury 71343; Whitburn, Joel: Top Pop Singles 1955-1993. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Ltd., 1994, p. 49
- ^ US catalogue no.: Mercury 73273; the flip side was Think About It Darlin
- ^ Roland, Tom: The Billboard Book Of Number One Country Hits. New York City / New York: Billboard Books; London: Guiness Publishing Ltd., 1991, p. 66
- ^ The single peaked at #43; Whitburn, Joel: Top Pop Singles 1955-1993. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Ltd., 1994, p. 355
- ^ UK catalogue no.: Mercury 6052 131; the single reached # 33 und stayed for five weeks in the charts; Rice, Jo / Rice, Tim / Gambacini, Paul / Read, Mike: The Guiness Book Of The Hits Of The 70s. London: Guiness Superlatives Ltd., 1980, p. 101
- ^ Gilliland, John (1969). "Show 14 - Big Rock Candy Mountain: Rock 'n' roll in the late fifties. [Part 4] : UNT Digital Library" (audio). Pop Chronicles. Digital.library.unt.edu. http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc19763/m1/. Retrieved 2011-04-30.
- ^ "The Official Website of 'The Big Bopper'". Officialbigbopper.com. Archived from the original on 2008-06-16. http://web.archive.org/web/20080616092903/http://www.officialbigbopper.com/i_thestories.htm. Retrieved 2008-09-02.
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