Honeycomb (song)

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"Honeycomb"
Written by Bob Merrill
Written 1954
Recorded by Jimmie Rodgers, Gary Morris, Ricky Nelson

"Honeycomb" is a popular song written by Bob Merrill in 1954. The best-selling version was recorded by Jimmie Rodgers and charted at number one on the Billboard Top 100 in 1957.[1] "Honeycomb" also reached number one on the R&B Best Sellers chart [2] and number seven on the Country & Western Best Sellers in Stores chart.[3] The song is referenced in the McGuire Sisters hit song "Sugartime", when the soloist sings the line: "Just be my "Honeycomb" which is echoed by the other sisters and the male chorus. (Honeycomb, Honeycomb, Honeycomb.)

Cover versions[edit]

  • In 1986, Gary Morris' version of the song was a country hit, peaking at number twenty-seven.[4]
  • Ricky Nelson covered the song on his 1957 debut album "Ricky".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 535. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 498. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 296. 
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 241. 
Preceded by
"Tammy" by Debbie Reynolds
Billboard Top 100 number one single
(Jimmie Rodgers version)

September 30, 1957 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Wake Up Little Susie" by The Everly Brothers
Preceded by
"Tammy" by Debbie Reynolds
Cash Box magazine best selling record chart
#1 record

October 5, 1957
Succeeded by
"Chances Are" by Johnny Mathis
Preceded by
"Diana" by Paul Anka
Billboard R&B Best Sellers in Stores number-one single
October 7, 1957 - October 14, 1957 (two weeks)
Succeeded by
"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley