Hats Off to Larry" is a song written and sung by Del Shannon, which he released as a single in 1961. The song spent 13 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 5, while reaching No. 1 on Canada's CHUM Hit Parade, No. 2 on New Zealand's "Lever Hit Parade", No. 2 in Australia, No. 6 on the UK's Record Retailer chart, and No. 8 in South Africa. The song was ranked No. 68 on Billboard's end of year "Hot 100 for 1961 - Top Sides of the Year" and No. 35 on Cash Box's "Top 100 Chart Hits of 1961".
Runaway" is a number-one Billboard Hot 100 song made famous by Del Shannon in 1961. It was written by Shannon and keyboardist Max Crook, and became a major international hit. It is No. 472 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, compiled in 2010. Singer-guitarist Charles Westover and keyboard player Max Crook performed together as members of "Charlie Johnson and the Big Little Show Band" in Battle Creek, Michigan, before their group won a recording contract in 1960.
Album Little Town Flirt. Hats Off to Larry Lyrics . 7. Runaround Sue. 8. Hats Off to Larry.
Hats off to Del Shannon was a . album assembled exclusively from singles material and thus has a greater overall consistency in both songwriting and performance, as Shannon shows off his arresting vocal style and ability to mix rock and pop on a string of classics like "The Swiss Maid," "Hats off to Larry," and "Cry Myself to Sleep. A few of its tracks aren't as sharp as these hits ("Don't Gild the Lily, Lily" is undone by its too-clever lyrics), but the majority of the album offers solid early-'60s pop confidently delivered in Shannon's richly emotional style
Shannon followed up with "Hats Off to Larry", another big hit, and the less popular "So Long, Baby", another song of breakup bitterness.
This song is by Del Shannon and appear. nce I had a pretty girlHer name it doesn't matterShe went away with another guyNow he won't even look at her. Hats off to LarryHe broke your heartJust like you broke mineWhen you said we must partHe told you lies,Now it's your turn to cry-cry-cryNow that Larry's said goodbye to you. I know this may sound strangeI want you back, I think you'll changeBut there's one more thing I got to say.
Del Shannon (December 30, 1934 – February 8, 1990) was an American rock and roll singer-songwriter who had a No. 1 hit, "Runaway", in 1961. 20. The Answer to Everything.
Album: Little Town Flirt (1961).
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|189||Del Shannon||Runaway / Hats Off To Larry (7", RE)||Eric Records||189||US||1977|
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|CR 196||Del Shannon||Runaway (7")||Blast From The Past||CR 196||UK||1979|