Seven Little Girls and One Little Bikini
You may have noticed that Lee Pockriss died this week. He was responsible for the tune of Itsy-Bitsy Teeny-Weeny Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini. (Incidentally, the story behind the lyrics of that song is amusing: see here.) Neil Diamond's first time in a recording studio was when he was hauled in to sing backing vocals on it.
But Pockriss also write the tunes for other big hits. One of the first songs I remember from my youth is Perry Como's Catch A Falling Star: another of Pockriss's tunes. But surely the ear-wormiest of them all is this gem. When I posted it on Facebook recently I had a load of comments from friends (not all of them as old as me...) who remembered it fondly.
R.I.P. Lee Pockriss.