Australian singles charts:
Joey’s Song entered the Kent charts on 31 October 1959 and was #1 hit in Australia. It held the top spot for 8 weeks, in December 1959 and January 1960, making it the first #1 hit of the 1960s in this country. The song was #2 on the Top 100 of 1959.
Joey’s Song by Bill Haley & His Comets was one of the band’s last successful commercial releases. The band’s long run of original successful records ran out in 1960, although the famous Rock Around the Clock was successfully re-released in 1964 and 1974.
Joey’s Song, written by Joe Reisman and Sammy Gallop, was included as the lead track on the band’s final album release for Decca Records, Strictly Instrumental.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joey’s_Song
Also on Bang a Gong: Rock Around the Clock
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