Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Today's Forgotten Hit

I have no idea why I've had this one stuck in my head for the past few days ... but I have!

Jay and the Americans followed up their Top Five Smash "Come A Little Bit Closer" with another Top Ten Hit in 1964 ... yet this one rarely, if ever, gets played.

Created to have a similar sound and feel, "Let's Lock The Door (And Throw Away The Key)" hit #10 in Cash Box Magazine ... and still sounds pretty good today. 


Jay and the Americans would have six National Top Ten Hits in all.  Amongst their biggest ... "She Cried" (#4, 1962); "Come A Little Bit Closer" (#3, 1964); "Let's Lock The Door (And Throw Away The Key)" (#10, 1965); "Cara Mia" (#3, 1965); "This Magic Moment" (#4, 1969) and "Walkin' In The Rain" (#10, 1970).  (How many of these have you heard recently???)