Rock'n'roll songs with a "cha-cha-cha" ending

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  1. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    Bingo! :righton:
  2. Dandelion1967

    Dandelion1967 Forum Resident

    Hombres G "Indiana"

  3. R. Totale

    R. Totale The Voice of Reason

    Eastern USA
  4. boboquisp

    boboquisp Well-Known Member

    NE Ohio
    Be Bop Deluxe Dangerous Stranger...cha cha cha!

  5. Damiano54

    Damiano54 Forum Resident

    Monkey - Brian Protheroe
  6. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

    To me, Rick Nelson was an earlier rock and roll artist and in 1963 or 64, his take on "The Very Thought Of You" would have been considered a rock and roll record, but not so much these days. With that said, the longer LP version of the song has a "cha,cha,cha" ending, while the original DECCA 45 did not, as it faded just before the cold "cha, cha, cha" ending!

  7. CaptainOzone

    CaptainOzone On Air Cowbell

    Beaumont, CA, USA
    The Bell Notes - I've Had It:
  8. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    The important question: is there a single use of "cha cha cha" post 1970 that wasn't ironic? :D
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  9. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Audiophile Music Mastering Your Host

    Beatles "Rock And Roll Music."
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  10. One Louder

    One Louder Forum Resident

    Peterborough, ON
    Kate Bush - There Goes a Tenner (implied by the keyboard)
  11. vivatones

    vivatones Forum Resident

    The original version of "Little Darlin'" by The Gladiolas (later, Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs). The recording by the Diamonds is a cover.
  12. jgreen

    jgreen Forum Resident

    St. Louis,MO.
    The Beatles carefully avoided the "cha cha cha" that"Till There Was You" called for.
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  13. R. Totale

    R. Totale The Voice of Reason

    Eastern USA
    The Texas brand Brave Combo has been doing crowd pleasing, amped up versions of songs with international dance rhythms including cha cha and polka for more than 20 years. It would be easy to dismiss this as ironic, mostly because it's so much fun, but they really do love this stuff and are serious about it. They backed Tiny Tim on his last record.

  14. Freek999

    Freek999 Active Member

    The Queers - Punk rock girls

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  15. MikeVielhaber

    MikeVielhaber Forum Resident

    Cypress, TX
    I don't think he's referring to the actual syllables, but the rhythm.
  16. GroovinGarrett

    GroovinGarrett Mrs. Stately's Garden

    Atlanta, GA
    "It's Now Or Never" - Elvis Presley

  17. bumbletort

    bumbletort Forum Resident

    Baltimore, Md, USA
    Hah! Thanks for this wonderful track. Completely off subject, but I've been trying to remember this group for days. Another thread I posted about groups like this one that would put out a few classic tracks each--other groups were The Exciters (think it was a thread on them), The Orlons. I know there are a few more. The Essex! Sigh. Think they also did the classic "A Walkin' Miracle".
  18. MYKE

    MYKE Analog By Birth

    Thank God ! THIS is the one that's been driving me nuts since this thread started. Phew. :sweating:
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  19. GroovinGarrett

    GroovinGarrett Mrs. Stately's Garden

    Atlanta, GA
    The first song I thought of. I scrolled through the thread twice to make sure it hadn't been mentioned.

    "You'll Be Gone" (recorded 1962, released 1965 on Girl Happy soundtrack) is another one.

  20. MYKE

    MYKE Analog By Birth

    Me too, I just couldn't place the darned thing. Heck, I just remembered my Mudcrutch audiophile-full dynamic range CD, that came with the vinyl ! Too much stuff !!!!!!! :help:
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  21. tim_neely

    tim_neely Forum Hall Of Fame

    Central VA
    "Alvin's Harmonica" by David Seville & the Chipmunks (sort of, as the song fades out while the critters are singing "cha cha cha" repeatedly)
  22. gentt1963

    gentt1963 Active Member

    Champaign, IL USA
    Jackie O - John Mellencamp
  23. Ken K

    Ken K Member

    Sayreville, NJ USA
    Elvis Presley: "For the Millionth and the Last Time" (recorded Oct. 1961)
  24. whisper3978

    whisper3978 Active Member

    Cary, NC

    Aberfeldy - Summer's Gone

    Why this was the first one to come to mind is beyond me.
  25. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Phila, PA, USA
    The Film of My Love 10 cc

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