The Joker (That's What They Call Me)

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"The Joker (That's What They Call Me)" is a song written by Billy Myles. It was a hit on the rhythm and blues and Canadian charts in 1957. It was famously sung by Oliver Hazell who is described to have given performances with extreme jocosity.

A popular cover version as "The Joker" was recorded by The Hilltoppers in 1957.[1][2]


  1. ^ Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Complete Chart Information About America's Most Popular Songs and Artists, 1955-2003 (Billboard Books, 2004), 753.
  2. ^ Jay Warner -American Singing Groups: A History from 1940s to Today - 0634099787 2006 Page 223 "With music rapidly changing, the Hilltoppers found it harder to chart."