The Sandpipers - Hang On Sloopy
According to The Sandpipers - Hang On Sloopy Derringerthe original version of Sloopy was written by a "high school kid in St. Louis" and sold to Bert Russell, also known as Bert Berns. In earlythe Strangelovesa New York City rock band, wanted to make the song the follow-up to their hit single " I Want Candy " and began performing it in concert. However, the Dave Clark Fivewith whom they were touring, told the Strangeloves that they were going to record their own version when they returned to England, copying the Strangeloves' arrangement.
The Strangeloves realized that the Dave Clark Five's cut would likely be a hit, but they were not yet ready to release a new single because they were still enjoying the success of "I Want Candy" from AGFis - 集団疎開* - その前夜 - Live At 八王子 Alone few months earlier.
The answer presented itself when a young rock group named Rick and the Raiders opened for and provided backing for the Strangeloves in July in Dayton, Ohio. Their year-old leader, Rick Zehringer, was flown to New York to record his lead vocal over the Strangeloves' already-recorded backing tracks.
The single was issued on Bang Records and entered the chart on August 14,effectively beating the Dave Clark Five to the charts. The single went on to hit number one on October 2. Originally written and recorded with three verses, the newly retitled "Hang On Sloopy" was The Sandpipers - Hang On Sloopy down to two verses for the single and resulting Hang On Sloopy album.
The song gained an association with Ohio State University after its marching band began playing it at football games; it first played it October 9,after a staff arranger, John Tatgenhorst, begged the director to New York Dolls - Welcome To Dollhouse, Inc. playing it.
After finally convincing the director, Tatgenhorst prepared an arrangement and the band The Sandpipers - Hang On Sloopy the song in front of the stadium. After the crowd reaction, the band began to play it at every game and now it is a Saturday tradition to play the song before the start of the fourth quarter of every Buckeye game.
Since then, "Sloopy" has been appearing on the band's CDs and is available as a free download on its website. The song has also become a feature at the home games of professional sports teams throughout Ohio where, as is the case The Sandpipers - Hang On Sloopy Ohio State, fans usually chant the letters "O, H, I, O" during the pauses in the chorus while mimicking the shape of the letters with their arms, and is normally played during the transition from the 3rd quarter to the 4th quarter at Ohio Stadium.
At least one source includes a possible connection between the song and Charles J. Inthe DJ Offer Nissim made a remix of Porter's version, which became a big hit in the club scene.
It has been designated as Ohio's official rock tune. In AprilJoe Dirck, columnist for the Columbus Citizen-Journalsaw a wire service story about a proposal to designate " Louie, Medley: Ikes Rap IV / A Brand New Me - Isaac Hayes - Black Moses " as the official State song of Washington and wrote a series of tongue-in-cheek columns.
He even registered as a lobbyist for the resolution. Dirck, who played bass guitar in rock bands himself, knew the McCoys, particularly Rick Derringer. He said it was a good fit because the McCoys were from the Dayton area, and Ohio State marching band had adopted it as an unofficial anthem. Both the public and its elected officials—most importantly, the th Ohio General Assembly became aware their State lacked an official song as a result of the exposure from his commentary.
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