BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #338: “ROCK ME GENTLY”- ANDY KIM – SEPTEMBER 28, 1974

Andy Kim - Rock Me Gently (1974, Vinyl) | Discogs

Billboard #1 Hits: #338: “Rock Me Gently”- Andy Kim. September 28, 1974. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: “Rock Me Gently”- Andy Kim
  • Record Company-Capitol
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by Andy Kim
  • Time: 3:24
  • B-side:”Rock Me Gently”- instrumental
  • Album- Andy Kim
  • Grade: B
  • Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #2 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Canada.

Canadian Andy Kim- born Andrew Youakim- grew up in Montreal. He co-wrote the bubblegum classic “Sugar, Sugar”- and had several hits on his own but hadn’t had a chart hit since 1971 and had been without a record label in 1973. He formed his own label Ice Records and with limited funds- he had enough money to record two sides- so “Rock Me Gently” was the a-side and the instrumental to it was the b-side. “Rock Me Gently” impressed the folks at Capitol Records and they released it as a single- it took 14 weeks in the Hot 100 before it finally reached #1.

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