Personality (Lloyd Price song)
|Single by Lloyd Price|
|B-side||"Have You Ever Had the Blues"|
|Songwriter(s)||Harold Logan, Lloyd Price|
|Lloyd Price singles chronology|
"Personality" is a 1959 R&B, pop hit with music and lyrics by Harold Logan and Lloyd Price. It was released as a single by Price. The single reached #2 for three weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and became one of Lloyd Price's most popular crossover hits. The song was also a #1 U.S. R&B hit, maintaining the top spot for four weeks. Billboard ranked it as the No. 3 song for 1959. The song reached #9 in the U.K..
A version by Anthony Newley reached #6 in the United Kingdom in June 1959. 
As "Personalità", performed by Caterina Valente, it was a major Italian hit in 1960.
Jerry Lee Lewis released a country and western version on his 1979 album, Jerry Lee Lewis. The song was covered by Annie Ross and the Renzettes in Basket Case 3: The Progeny. The Kidsongs covered this song on their Let's Put on a Show video and DVD. Others who recorded the song are Mel Carter in 1970, Bill Haley & The Comets in 1973, The Platters in 1974, Tony Orlando and Dawn and Gary Glitter in 1975. Percy Sledge in 1983, Wayne Newton in 1989, and Ronnie Milsap in 2014.
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- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 470.
- Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1959
- "Personality" by Lloyd Price Retrieved March 18, 2012.
- Jerry Lee Lewis, Jerry Lee Lewis Retrieved March 18, 2012.
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