Showing posts with label Del Shannon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Del Shannon. Show all posts

Del Shannon - Runaway on The Fabulous 60's (1961)

Del Shannon - Runaway on The Fabulous 60's (1961) WLCY RADIO HITS
"Runaway" is a number-one Billboard Hot 100 song made famous by Del Shannon in 1961. It was written by Shannon and keyboardist Max Crook, and became a major international hit. It is No. 472 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, compiled in 2010.



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Del Shannon - Hats Off To Larry on Back To The 60's - Vol. 5 (1961)

Del Shannon - Hats Off To Larry on Back To The 60's - Vol. 5 (1961)
"Hats Off to Larry" is a song written and sung by Del Shannon, which he released as a single in 1961. The song spent 13 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 5, while reaching No. 1 on Canada's CHUM Hit Parade, No. 2 on New Zealand's "Lever Hit Parade", No. 2 in Australia, No. 6 on the UK's Record Retailer chart, and No. 8 in South Africa.



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"Hats Off to Larry" - Del Shannon, #5, 6-61; #9 U.K., 9-61. No weepy sayonaras for Del Shannon locked into a never-before-attempted new lyrical concept - you pat the romantic rival on the back, because you're glad your annoying ex is gone. Shannon leads off with the Am-G-F-E7 run again. He shifts to the Key of 'A' major when the lines are complete, running down a modified streetcorner pattern on "Hats off the Larry" who broke her heart. He pumps the IV chord minor to torque up the drama, and ratchets the falsetto flourish. Del's twisty lyrical actually congratulates rival Larry for breaking her heart after she'd hurt Del. Del's third hit in a row takes it a step farther, perhaps launching the mixed-bag genre of Revenge Rock [ Maury Dean - Rock and Roll: Gold Rush]

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