The best-known recording, by Julius La Rosa, was released by Cadence Records as catalog number 1230. It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on January 31, 1953 and lasted 9 weeks on the chart, peaking at #4. It was Cadence's first single, and also La Rosa's first recording. The catalog number, 1230, is derived from La Rosa's birthday, January 2, 1930.
^Mike Callahan; David Edwards (2005-10-24). "Archie and the Metronome: The Cadence Records Story". Retrieved May 1, 2007. LaRosa noted later that the number for the first issue was not an even number like 1200 because they just used his birthday as the record number (he was born 1/2/30).
^Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 422. ISBN0-89820-083-0.