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25/08/1962 Little Eva goes to #1 on the US singles chart

King and Goffin wrote "The Loco-Motion" in hopes to have it recorded by Dee Dee Sharp, who had a smash hit with "Mashed Potato Time". Sharp passed on the song leaving the opportunity open for Eva Boyd, who had recorded the demo. In the United States, "The Loco-Motion" was the sixth most successful single of 1962, according to Billboard.

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