Sheila (Tommy Roe song)
|Single by Tommy Roe|
|B-side||"Save Your Kisses"|
|Genre||Pop, rockabilly, Lubbock sound|
|Tommy Roe singles chronology|
"Sheila" is a song written and recorded by Tommy Roe with the help of Robert Bosch. The single reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on September 1, 1962, remaining in the top position for two weeks and peaking at number six on the R&B charts.
The song is done in the style of the Lubbock sound, made popular by Buddy Holly and the Crickets in the late 1950s; the strumming pattern, tempo and chords (both songs are in the key of A) bear particularly strong resemblance to the Crickets' “Peggy Sue.”
|Year||Title / Songwriter(s)||UK||AUS||CAN||U.S.||GER||RIAA Certification|
|1962||"Sheila" (Tommy Roe)||3||1||1||1||9||Gold|
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 498.
- Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 151. ISBN 0-214-20512-6.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 467. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- Chart information at tsort.info
- Canadian Singles Charts at webfitz.com
- Allmusic.com - Charts & Awards
- RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for singles by Tommy Roe 14 December 2008
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|Billboard Hot 100 number one single
September 1, 1962
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