Just came across this little Tid-Bit, and I thought it would make an interesting Musical Monday post! Whats the 2nd most sung song at any athletic event?......You know it!!!
"Na na na na ...na na na na ....Hey hey hey.....GOOD-BYE"!!!!!
In 1969, a singer named Gary DeCarlo recorded his first single for Mercury Records. He then went back to the studio to record a "throwaway" flip side, something so very bad that no self respecting DJ would EVER play it instead of the "A" side...A few of his friends were at the studio that night; they suggested a tune they once performed in a band in 1961 called "Kiss Him Good-Bye", it was perfect for the "B" side.....Except it had no chorus. No problem-they made up one on the spot, with the "Na na's instead of lyrics...Hahaha...They described it as an embarrassing record....An insult!
But to everyones horror, Mercury LOVED it and decided to release it as a single. No one wanted to take credit for the atrocity, so it was released under the name "STEAM".
"Na NA" sold more than a million copies, but DeCarlo wouldn't make another "STEAM" record.
Mercury got a different group to do the follow-ups, but the best that they could come up with was "I've Gotta Make You Love Me," which reached #46 on the charts in 1970..
Hmmmmmm, this was kinda fun! Maybe a little history of the "One Hit Wonder" could become a regular Monday Post...Stay Tuned..... Peace..... Galen