BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #33: “ITSY BITSY TEENIE WEENIE YELLOW POLKA DOT BIKINI”- BRIAN HYLAND- AUGUST 8, 1960

Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini - Brian Hyland.jpg

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 ofย  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.

14 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #33: “ITSY BITSY TEENIE WEENIE YELLOW POLKA DOT BIKINI”- BRIAN HYLAND- AUGUST 8, 1960

  1. This single and Sugar Shack (which I cringe even typing the name) are two that I actively hate from the sixties.

    Didn’t George Martin produce the one in the UK? Pre-Beatles of course.

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