Monday, June 23, 2008

Patrcia: Perez Prado

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The cha cha king and the song that helped start the craze in 1958
"Patricia" is a popular song with music by Perez Prado and lyrics by Bob Marcus, published in 1958. The song is best known in an instrumental version by Prado's orchestra that became the last record to ascend to #1 on the Billboard Jockeys and Top 100 charts, both of which gave way the next week to the then newly introduced Hot 100 chart. Prado also recorded the song with a vocal by Perry Como in 1959 and also with Rosemary Clooney. It was also highlighted in Federico Fellini's 1960 film La Dolce Vita,
as background music for a pool party in the 1969 film Goodbye, Columbus, and as the theme song to HBO's Real Sex Series. Billboard Top 100 number-one single
(Perez Prado version) July 28, 1958 (one week)

Kiss her and your lips will always want Patricia
Stroll her, see Patricia move with all her charms
Mambo, Cha-cha, or Meringue it's Patricia
Heaven, that's where you'll be when she's in you're arms
[Instrumental Interlude]
??? in Japan they brag about the Geisha
Who cares, long Uncle Sam has got Patricia
Eyes that have a starry sort of gleam for you
She is like a million dollar dream come true
Everybody wishes they'd could steal her heart away, I guess
There's so many trying but she never, never will say yes
Eyes that have a starry sort of gleam for you
She is like a million dollar dream come true
Kiss her and your lips will always want Patricia
Stroll her, see Patricia move with all her charms
??? in Japan they brag about the Geisha
Who cares, long Uncle Sam has got Patricia

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