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Originally cut for Pappy Daily's D label, the recording was purchased by Mercury

Records and released in the summer of 1958, just over six months after Chuck Berry
released "Sweet Little Sixteen," which uses the same chord progression. 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.[1]

Jerry Lee Lewis version

A 1972 version by Jerry Lee Lewis[2] was for three weeks a No.1 hit on the Billboard
Hot Country Singles chart[3] and a top fifty pop hit in the US[4] and a Top 40 pop hit in
the UK.[5