|Single by Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames|
|B-side||"Preach and Teach"|
|Genre||Rhythm and blues|
|Writer(s)||Rodgers Grant, Pat Patrick, Jon Hendricks|
|Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames singles chronology|
"Yeh Yeh" is a Latin soul tune that was written as an instrumental by Rodgers Grant and Pat Patrick and first recorded by Mongo Santamaría on his 1963 album Watermelon Man (see 1963 in music). Lyrics were written for it shortly thereafter by Jon Hendricks of the vocal group Lambert, Hendricks & Ross. This version of the song was taken to the top of the U.K. charts in January 1965 by Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames (b/w "Preach and Teach", Columbia DB 7428), breaking The Beatles' long-term hold on the number one spot (of five weeks with "I Feel Fine"), and a month later appeared on the US Billboard pop singles chart to peak at #21.
Other notable covers include those by pop/rock duo They Might Be Giants on their 2001 Mink Car album, and Matt Bianco, who covered the song in 1985, reaching number 13 in the UK Singles Chart (the single version was then included in their second eponymous album in 1986, while the respective CD edition of the album only contained its 12" Dance Mix — both versions featured on the MC edition of the long playing work, depending upon the various countries).
"I Feel Fine" by The Beatles
|UK number-one single
14 January 1965 (2 weeks)
"Go Now" by The Moody Blues
- Songs that reached Number One in the UK http://www.theofficialcharts.com/all_the_no1_songs.php?show=2 Retrieved 07/04/08.
- "Enjoy yourself... or else" at guardian.co.uk
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