Billboard #1 Hits: #33″ Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini”- Brian Hyland. August 8, 1960- 1 week. Released on Kapp Records. Written by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss. Genre: Novelty- bubblegum pop. Time:2:19. B-side:”Don’t Dilly Dally Sally.” Grade: F.
What a piece of annoying pop garbage. I’ve always had an active dislike for this single-easily the worst single to hit #1 in 1960 and a strong contender for the worst #1 single of the 1960’s. On the UK Singles Chart it peaked at #8. It was the first chart hit for Brian Hyland who would go on and place 22 singles into the Hot 100 from 1960 to 71- he was seventeen when this atrocity went to #1.