Eddie My Love

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"Eddie My Love"
Single by The Teen Queens
from the album Eddie My Love
B-side"Just Goofed"
Released1956 (1956)
GenreDoo wop, soul
Length2:53
LabelCrown
Songwriter(s)Maxwell Davis (BMI)
Aaron Collins, Jr. (ASCAP)
Sam Ling (BMI)
The Teen Queens singles chronology
"Eddie My Love"
(1956)
"So All Alone"
(1956)
"Eddie My Love"
(1956)
"So All Alone"
(1956)

"Eddie My Love" is a 1956 doo wop song. According to BMI and ASCAP, the song was written by Maxwell Davis (BMI), Aaron Collins, Jr. (ASCAP), and Sam Ling (BMI). Maxwell Davis played sax on the Teen Queens record. Aaron Collins was the brother of the Teen Queens.[1] Sam Ling was an alias of Saul Bihari, co-founder of Modern, RPM, and other labels.

The Teen Queens were the first to record the song in 1956. It was to become their biggest selling single, with several follow up records failing to generate the same success. The Chordettes and The Fontane Sisters also released hit versions of "Eddie My Love" in 1956.

Chart performance[edit]

The song reached No. 13 on the Cash Box Top 50 Best Selling Records chart, in a tandem ranking of the Teen Queens, the Chordettes, the Fontane Sisters, and Lillian Briggs's versions, with the Teen Queens, the Chordettes, and the Fontane Sisters' versions marked as bestsellers,[2] while reaching No. 8 on Cash Box's chart of "The Ten Records Disk Jockeys Played Most This Week",[3] and No. 12 on Cash Box's Top Ten Juke Box Tunes chart.[4] The song also reached No. 10 on Billboard's Honor Roll of Hits, with the Teen Queens, the Chordettes, and the Fontane Sisters' versions listed as best sellers.[5]

The Teen Queens version was ranked No. 17 in Cash Box's ranking of "1956's Top R&B Records as Voted in the Cash Box Poll".[6]

The Teen Queens version[edit]

Chart (1956) Peak
position
US Billboard Best Sellers in Stores[7][8] 14
US Billboard Most Played in Juke Boxes[7][9] 16
US Billboard Top 100[7][10] 22
US Billboard Rhythm and Blues Records - Best Sellers in Stores[11] 3
US Billboard Rhythm and Blues Records - Most Played by Jockeys[12] 2
US Billboard Rhythm and Blues Records - Most Played in Juke Boxes[13] 4
US Cash Box Rhythm & Blues Top 15[14] 2

The Chordettes version[edit]

Chart (1956) Peak
position
US Billboard Best Sellers in Stores[15][8] 17
US Billboard Most Played by Jockeys[15][8] 14
US Billboard Top 100[15][10] 18

The Fontane Sisters version[edit]

Chart (1956) Peak
position
US Billboard Best Sellers in Stores[16][17] 15
US Billboard Most Played by Jockeys[16][18] 13
US Billboard Most Played in Juke Boxes[16][9] 11
US Billboard Top 100[16][10] 12

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2006). The Billboard Book of Top 40 R&B and Hip-Hop Hits, Billboard. p. 566.
  2. ^ "The Cash Box Top 50 Best Selling Records", Cash Box, April 7, 1956. p. 14. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  3. ^ "The Ten Records Disk Jockeys Played Most This Week", Cash Box, March 31, 1954. p. 7. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  4. ^ "The Nation's Top Ten Juke Box Tunes", Cash Box, April 21, 1956. p. 4. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  5. ^ "Honor Roll of Hits", Billboard, April 14, 1956. p. 42. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
  6. ^ "1956's Top R&B Records as Voted in the Cash Box Poll", Cash Box, December 29, 1956. p. 40. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
  7. ^ a b c Whitburn, Joel (1987). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, Billboard Publications, Inc. p. 301.
  8. ^ a b c "The Billboard's Music Popularity Charts - Pop Records & Sheet Music", Billboard, March 31, 1956. p. 42. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  9. ^ a b "The Billboard's Music Popularity Charts - Pop Records & Sheet Music", Billboard, April 21, 1956. p. 38. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  10. ^ a b c "The Top 100", Billboard, April 7, 1956. p. 36. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  11. ^ "The Billboard's Music Popularity Charts - Rhythm and Blues Records", Billboard, March 24, 1956. p. 51. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  12. ^ "The Billboard's Music Popularity Charts - Rhythm and Blues Records", Billboard, March 31, 1956. p. 61. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  13. ^ "The Billboard's Music Popularity Charts - Rhythm and Blues Records", Billboard, May 5, 1956. p. 51. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  14. ^ "The Nation's Rhythm & Blues Top 15", Cash Box, March 24, 1956. p. 32. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  15. ^ a b c Whitburn, Joel (1987). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, Billboard Publications, Inc. p. 66.
  16. ^ a b c d Whitburn, Joel (1987). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, Billboard Publications, Inc. p. 118.
  17. ^ "The Billboard's Music Popularity Charts - Pop Records & Sheet Music", Billboard, April 7, 1956. p. 30. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  18. ^ "The Billboard's Music Popularity Charts - Pop Records & Sheet Music", Billboard, April 14, 1956. p. 46. Retrieved April 30, 2018.