Short Fat Fannie
|"Short Fat Fannie"|
|Single by Larry Williams|
|A-side||"Short Fat Fannie"|
|B-side||"High School Dance"|
|Genre||Rock and Roll|
|Label||Specialty 608 (U.S.)
London HLN 8472 (UK)
|Larry Williams singles chronology|
"Short Fat Fannie" (alternatively "Short Fat Fanny") is Larry Williams' second single release after "High School Dance". Williams' original penned track peaked at number five on the U.S. pop chart, and at number one on the R&B chart. It sold over one million records, Williams' first million seller.
"Short Fat Fannie" was an early example of a novelty genre including pop song titles. This formula was later used for Bobby Darin's "Splish Splash" and Bob Kayli's "Everyone Was There", as well as both of Billy and Lillie's hits, "La Dee Dah" and "Lucky Ladybug".
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