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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

♫Sweethearts of the 60s♫

If you have the given name Paula and are a baby boomer then, you have inevitably been addressed at some time in your life as "hey, hey, Paula!" Not simply as spoken words but rhythmically in tune with the great 1963 No.1 hit, which was performed by a special duo affectionately referred to as the "Sweethearts of the 60s"! Of course, the song in today's spotlight is not limited to enjoyment by only all the Paula's of the world. Long live the 60s! Long live Rock 'n' Roll!

Today in Music History: February 9, 1963

Welcome into the Spotlight...
Paul and Paula 60s

'til now

Ray Hildebrand and Jill Jackson, aka, Paul and Paula 
pop singing duo best known by their No.1 hit "Hey Paula"

"Hey Paula" sold sixteen thousand records in one day and it didn't take long for Shelby Singleton of Mercury Records to call the Major, wanting to buy the master tape. "One other thing", said Singleton. "This is 'Hey Paula', by Jill and Ray...that doesn't make any sense at all. We're gonna change it to Paul and Paula". At first, Jill and Ray didn't like that idea, because everyone in Texas knew them by their real names, but they got used to it. [Source: Cape Entertainment]

1963 Paul and Paula started a three-week run at No.1 on the US singles charts with 'Hey Paula', it made No.8 in the UK. With its enticingly powerful melody, the song can be found in abundance throughout the YouTube playlists. 

Click HERE to see all the songs that were at number one on this day from 1940 - 2016.

Below are just a few...

1940 Glenn Miller - In The Mood (12 weeks)

1941 Arti Shaw - Frenesi (13 weeks)

1952 Johnnie Ray - Cry (11 weeks)

1993 Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You (14 weeks)

1996 Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men - One Sweet Day (16 weeks)

2007 Beyonce - Irreplaceable (10 weeks)

2015 Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk (14 weeks)

And the music goes on beating to the rhythm of the changing times...