Honeycomb (song)

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"Honeycomb"
Song
Written 1954
Writer(s) Bob Merrill

"Honeycomb" is a popular song written by Bob Merrill in 1954. The best-selling version was recorded by Jimmie Rodgers and charted at number one on the Billboard Top 100 in 1957.[1] "Honeycomb" also reached number one on the R&B Best Sellers chart [2] and number seven on the Country & Western Best Sellers in Stores chart.[3] It became a gold record. The song is referenced in the McGuire Sisters hit song "Sugartime", when the soloist sings the line: "Just be my "Honeycomb" which is echoed by the other sisters and the male chorus. (Honeycomb, Honeycomb, Honeycomb.)

Cover versions[edit]

  • In 1986, Gary Morris' version of the song was a country hit, peaking at number twenty-seven.[4]
  • Ricky Nelson covered the song on his 1957 debut album "Ricky".

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 535. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 498. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 296. 
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 241.