Sunday, February 23, 2014

Beatlemania Sideshow: Forgettable Songs About the Fab Four's Hair

And indeed, until today, I had forgotten about them.

"My Boyfriend Got a Beatle Haircut" by Donna Lynn debuted at #97 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending February 22, 1964.  It peaked at #83 in its 4th and last week.  Mercifully, it was Donna's only single to chart.

Your Boyfriend Got a What Now?  (The Record Robot, 3/27/2007)

Beatles Novelties.

Beatles Fans Unite.

"The Boy with the Beatle Hair" by the Swans made its debut on the Billboard Hot 100 at #99 a week after Donna Lynn's single made its appearance.  It received a similarly unenthusiastic response, peaking at #85 and disappearing after 4 weeks.

The Swans, who sound as though they should be singing about the boy with the Elvis hair, were never heard from again.


Then there was this annoying chant of a song, "We Love You Beatles" by the Carefrees.  The word "hair" is not included in the lyrics. 

Chartwise, it was the most successful of the 3 songs featured in this post, peaking at #39 on the Hot 100, although it managed to stick around for just 5 weeks.  Like Donna and the Swans, it was bye-bye forever after this brief brush with fame.

The Carefrees have a Wikipedia entry.

On this day in Beatles history -- February 23, 1964.  Their 3rd appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.

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