At The Hop – Danny & The Juniors

December 7, 2021

“At The Hop” is the perfect Rock and Roll song to start your day on a positive note. The piece combines several of the most popular styles in the 1950’s rock n roll industry. 

Here are a few fun facts about the song;

Fun Facts

  • Artie Singer and John Medora wrote the hit song, then released by Danny and the Juniors. Back then, the group was called the Juvenairs.
  • The song was originally titled “Do the Bop.” It was only after Dick Clark heard the song that they decided to change the band name and the song title.
  • “At the Hop” was released in 1957 and topped the US charts on January 6, 1958.
  • This song was also in the first place on the R&B best-sellers list.
  • The song was second runners up on the Music Vendor Country Charts, which came as a surprise.
  • That wasn’t all; the song also topped charts in the United States, reaching third place.
  • In 1969 the band Sha Na Na performed the song at the Woodstock Festival, breathing life back into the song.
  • “At The Hop” was featured in the comedy film American Graffiti.

Lyrics:

(Musixmatch)

Bah (bah) (bah) (bah)

Bah (bah) (bah) (bah)

Bah (bah) (bah) (bah)

Bah (bah) (bah) (bah) at the hop

Well, you can rock it you can roll it

Do the stomp and even stroll it at the hop

When the record starts spinnin’

You calypso when you chicken at the hop

Do the dance sensations that are sweepin’ the nation at the hop

Let’s go to the hop

Let’s go to the hop (oh baby)

Let’s go to the hop (oh baby)

Let’s go to the hop

Come on, let’s go to the hop

Well, you can swing it you can groove it

You can really start to move it at the hop

Where the jockey is the smoothest

And the music is the coolest at the hop

All the cats and the chicks can get their kicks at the hop

Let’s go

Let’s go to the hop

Let’s go to the hop (oh baby)

Let’s go to the hop (oh baby)

Let’s go to the hop

Come on, let’s go to the hop (let’s go)

Well, you can rock it you can roll it

Do the stomp and even stroll it at the hop

When the record starts spinnin’

You calypso when you chicken at the hop

Do the dance sensations that are sweepin’ the nation at the hop

You can swing it, you can groove it

You can really start to move it at the hop

Where the jockey is the smoothest

And the music is the coolest at the hop

All the cats and the chicks can get their kicks at the hop

Let’s go

Let’s go to the hop

Let’s go to the hop (oh baby)

Let’s go to the hop (oh baby)

Let’s go to the hop

Come on, let’s go to the hop

Bah (bah) (bah) (bah)

Bah (bah) (bah) (bah)

Bah (bah) (bah) (bah)

Bah (bah) (bah) (bah) at the hop

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