Speedy Gonzales" is a 1961 David Dante alias David Hess song (RCA 8056) about [1 ] Speedy Gonzales, "the fastest mouse in all Mexico". It was written by Buddy Kaye, Ethel Lee and David Hess. The David Dante original briefly entered the US Music Vendor chart in April 1961.
Pat Boone version [ edit ]
The song was popularised in the United States as a 1962
single by Pat Boone. The Boone version peaked at the #6 [2 ] Billboard Hot 100 position in 1962 during a total chart run of 13 weeks, doing better in many national charts in Europe, where it sold a million copies. The female voice ("La-la-la...") on this song was of [3 ] Robin Ward. It also incorporated [3 ] Mel Blanc voicing Speedy Gonzales as he did in the Warner Brothers cartoons.
Kumbia All Starz version [ edit ]
Speedy Gonzales" is a song by A.B. Quintanilla Y Los Kumbia All Starz. It is the third single from the album . The song was covered in Spanish. Ayer Fue Kumbia Kings, Hoy Es Kumbia All Starz
Other versions [ edit ]
English language versions
Speedy Gonzales was also covered by
The Wurzels on their 1975 album The Wurzels Are Scrumptious In English but with Cantonese spoken section: "墨西哥女郎" by The Fabulous Echoes featuring Tang Kei Chan (鄧寄塵)(Hong Kong, 1965)
In 1969, the song was recorded by the
Hep Stars and became their last single [4 ] In 1973, the song was recorded by the
Navajo Sundowners on their album "Navajo Sundowners, Volume 3, and re-released in 1974 on Volume 8. [5 ] [6 ] In 1977,
Charo and the Salsoul Orchestra made a cover on the album Cuchi Cuchi In 1980,
Lena Zavaroni covered the song on her album Songs Are Such Good Things In 2002, the Belgian band
Swoop had a hit with a cover version In 1965
Soupy Sales recorded the song on his album "Soupy Sales Sez Do The Mouse"
Other language versions
References [ edit ]