We can all remember singing this song and some still do even today! This tune was first recorded by Percy Mayfield as an a cappella but only became famous after one of the world’s most famous pianist took over…
This singer-songwriter, best known for his frenetic piano playing style famously made this song a number one hit with a female vocalist.
It became a number one hit instantly and soared to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961, before winning the artist a Grammy Award for Best Rhythm and Blues Recording.
This catchy tune was the singer’s sixth number one on that chart and ranked #387 on Rolling Stone’s The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Can you guess what this song is?
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