Hey pallies, likes I am so so grateful to the pallies at WNEW.com (radio) for remindin' me and the rest of the Dino-world likes what an absolutely awesome week of Dino-remembrance this is dudes! 'Cause like it was on this week in 1964 that our most beloved Dino likes totally totally BUSTED THE BEATLES OFF THE CHARTS!!!!!
As you will read below, Mr. Michael Verity reports on "Number 1 With A Bullet" how our amazin' Dino amazed the whole known world by knockin' the Mop Tops off the top of the charts with his astoundin' version of "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime."
If anyone ever dared to question the power of Dino before, the whole world became believers in our King of Cool on this week in 1964. Truly it was only our Dino who coulda takes on the Beatles and comes out likes on the top of the heap.
Thanks to the pallies at WNEW.com and 'specially Mr. Michael Verity for keepin' this Dino-legacy week of remembrance alive! To view this in it's original format, likes just clicks on the tag of this Dino-message. And, likes above all else pallies, likes KEEPS LOVIN' OUR MOST BELOVED DINO! Dino-powered, DMP
Number 1 With A Bullet: Dean Martin’s “Everybody Loves Somebody”
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Though American record buyers were in the throes of Beatlemania in August 1964, they spared some change to make this tune by Dean Martin a Number 1 hit.
Convinced a record of laid-back lounge music would garner him a hit album, Dean Martin went to work on a dozen cuts for his friend Frank Sinatra‘s Reprise label.
The last cut to be recorded, “Everybody Loves Somebody” was written by Martin’s conductor and piano player, Ken Lane, along with his comrade Irving Taylor. It had been recorded by numerous artists, including Sinatra, but had failed to find any success.
Martin’s version seemed destined to follow the same path when radio stations in Massachusetts and New Orleans latched onto the record and started giving it some spins. Its popularity increased and off it went to the Number 1 spot on the charts, peaking there for a week in August 1964.