Fannie Mae (song)

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"Fannie Mae"
Single by Buster Brown
B-side "Lost in a Dream"
Released 1959 (U.S.)
Recorded 1959
Genre R&B
Writer(s) Buster Brown

"Fannie Mae" is a 1959 song written and performed by American blues and R&B singer Buster Brown.

The tough harmonica riffs of the song took it into the U.S. Top 40, and to #1 on the R&B chart in April 1960.[1]


7" vinyl
  1. a. "Fannie Mae"
  2. b. "Lost in a Dream"

Chart performance[edit]

  • US R&B Chart (#1)
  • US Pop Singles Chart (#38)

In popular culture[edit]

The song is featured in the film American Graffiti (1973).

Recorded versions[edit]

Preceded by
"Baby (You've Got What It Takes)" by Dinah Washington and Brook Benton
Billboard Hot R&B Sides number-one single
April 18, 1960
Succeeded by
"White Silver Sands" by Bill Black's Combo


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 81. 

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