Chart Position: 1

  • Adapted from the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • #5 bestseller for 1972
  • Written by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse
  • This is Sammy Davis Jr’s only #1 hit single
  • Backing vocals: Mike Curb Congregation
  • Produced by Mike Curb, Don Costa and Jimmy Bowen
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • Originally recorded by Anthony Newley (1970)
  • Also recorded by Mike Curb Congregation (1971) and Ferrante and Teicher (1972)



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