Tuesday, December 13, 2011

On The Seventh Day of Christmas ...

FH Reader Paul Evans hit the charts three times back in the late '50's and early '60's ... in fact, all of his first three singles reached The National Top 20.  ("Seven Little Girls, Sitting In The Back Seat", #5, 1959; "Midnite Special", #16, 1960, and "Happy-Go-Lucky Me", #10, 1960.) 

Evans also wrote the hits "When" for The Kalin Twins, "Roses Are Red" for Bobby Vinton and "I Gotta Know" for Elvis Presley ... and all of THOSE tunes made The National Top 20, too!

And he's STILL writing cute and clever little ditties!

For the past couple of years, we've featured Paul's seasonal track "Santa's Stuck Up In The Chimney" ... and we've gotten a few radio stations to play it, too.

Now it looks like nearly HALF A MILLION folks have discovered and played this track on YouTube, too.  That tells me we've got a bona-fide Christmas Hit on our hands!  (By comparison, I think about 45 of you have played "Lonely Christmas" on YouTube ... but that's OK ... I'll get over it!!!  lol) 

Here's this recent note from Paul:

To my friends in Oldies Radio, 
I was shopping earlier today and heard in-store Christmas music.  Yoiks!  
I guess it's that time of year.   
When you put your holiday music list together, please don't forget "Santa's Stuck Up In The Chimney".  
Santa’s Stuck Up In The Chimney 
opens the holiday season with over
400,000 You Tube Views!  
Score one for "our side".  :-)  
Thanks for the plays, 
Click here: santa's stuck up in the chimney - YouTube

Over 400,000 views ... and radio STILL isn't playing it?!?!?
What's up with THAT?!?!?

C'mon gang ... support our oldies artists ...

How many OTHER songs on your Christmas playlist today have nearly 500,000 YouTube views??? 

Sure! ... if you happen to be so inclined ...
(It'd be neat to see "Lonely Christmas" reach three or four hundred plays this holiday season!!!  lol)
Thanks, Gang!  (kk)  
Click here: Kent Kotal - Lonely Christmas - YouTube  
(Of course now that it's been posted to YouTube you can listen to it anytime you want to ... all year 'round!!!)  lol 

And even Wild Wayne's got a Christmas video up on his website this week ...
(And a truly vintage one at that!!!) 
Check it out here: