Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well

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"Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well" is a 1945 song performed by Lucky Millinder and His Orchestra. With Wynonie Harris on vocals, "Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well" became Lucky Millinder's most successful release on both the pop and R&B charts. The song went to number one on the R&B Jukebox chart and number seven on the pop chart.[1]

A snippet of this recording is heard at the end of the song "Amazing" from Aerosmith's album Get a Grip.


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 401. 

Preceded by
"Caldonia" by Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
Billboard Most-Played Juke Box Race Records number-one single
July 14, 1945 - September 1, 1945
Succeeded by
"The Honeydripper" (Parts 1 and 2) by Joe Liggins and His Honeydrippers