Popsicle (song)

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"Popsicle"
Single by Jan and Dean
from the album Drag City
B-side"Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)"
Released1963
FormatVinyl, LP, Album, Mono
Recorded1963
GenrePop, Rock
Length2:36
LabelLiberty Records
Songwriter(s)Buzz Cason, Bobby Russell
Producer(s)Jan Berry for Screen Gems, Inc.
Jan and Dean singles chronology
"Batman!"
(1966)
"Popsicle"
(1963)
"Fiddle Around"
(1966)

"Popsicle" is a song written by Buzz Cason, and Bobby Russell for the American rock band Jan & Dean. The song was originally released on their 1963 album, Drag City. After Jan Berry's near fatal car accident near Dead Man's Curve in 1966, Dean Torrence had one last effort to save Jan & Dean's name by releasing a new album with "Popsicle" as the title track. The new album consisted of all previously released songs. Popsicle was then released as a single with the B side being a remake of The Beatles' "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)".[1] "Popsicle" hit as high as 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the later half of 1966 when it was rereleased as a single.[2]

Performers[edit]

  • Jan Berry: Lead vocals
  • Dean Torrence: Backing vocals and harmony

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jan & Dean - Official Jan Berry Website - Popsicle". Jananddean-janberry.com. Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  2. ^ "Jan & Dean - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-09-29.