☀️ Song of the Day: “Come Go With Me” by The Del-Vikings

Today’s song of the day is the American doo-wop song “Come Go With Me” by the Del-Vikings.

Fun Facts:

  • “Come Go With Me” was written by C. E. Quick, a member of the Del-Vikings, in 1956.
  • The song was released by Fee Bee Records in January 1957.
  • It quickly became a commercial hit, reaching number four on Billboard’s Hot 100 and number two on Billboard’s R&B chart.
  • “Come Go With Me” has been featured in many films over the years, including American Graffiti in 1973, in 1982, Joe Versus the Volcano in 1990, and in 2018.
  • In 2011, Rolling Stone Magazine included the hit on its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. “Come Go With Me” was ranked at number 449.
  • The Beach Boys famously covered the song in 1978, including it on their studio album and releasing it as a single.
  • The Del-Vikings were notable for their success as a group not only because of their musical talents but also because they were a mixed-race group during a time when such acts were rare.
  • The group was formed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was active for ten years, from 1955 to 1965.

Originally published at https://song.of-the-day.com.

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J.N. Estey

J.N. Estey

She/her. MSW. Published writer and poet. Columbia ’21. ☀️ = Professional work, 🌙 = Personal work.