Mexico (instrumental)

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"Mexico"
Single by Bob Moore & His Orchestra
from the album Mexico
A-side "Mexico"
B-side "Hot Spot"
Released 1961
Format 7" (45 rpm)
Recorded 1960
Genre Pop, country
Length 2:37
Label Monument Records
Writer(s) Boudleaux Bryant

"Mexico" is the title of a 1961 instrumental recording by American bassist, orchestra leader, and Rockabilly Hall of Fame member Bob Moore. The song was written by Boudleaux Bryant. Moore was a noted session musician in the 1950s and 1960s who worked with Elvis Presley, Pat Boone, Roy Orbison, and Brenda Lee, among others. The song "Mexico" is credited to Bob Moore and His Orchestra, and in the fall of 1961 it became the only single where Moore is listed as an artist to reach the Top 40 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song peaked at #7 and spent ten weeks in the Top 40. Moreover, it reached #1 on the Easy Listening chart, remaining at the top for one week in October 1961. It reached #22 on the R&B chart.[1] Outside the U.S., "Mexico" was a #1 hit in both Australia and Germany, and it sold over two million records worldwide. Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass recorded a version of the song on their first album in 1962.[2]

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  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1996). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 6th Edition (Billboard Publications)
  2. ^ Bob Moore biography at www.nashvillesound.net