Chart Position: 1

  • Lead vocals: Alex Chilton
  • #2 bestseller for 1967
  • #363 on Rolling Stone magazines list of 500 greatest songs
  • Written by Wayne Carson Thompson
  • Lead vocals: Alex Chilton
  • Guitar: Gaty Talley and Alex Chilton
  • Produced by Dan Penn
  • Recorded in Memphis TN
  • Box Tops are from Memphis TN
  • Alex Chilton was only 16 when this was recorded
  • The record sold over 4 million copies worldwide
  • This is Box Tops only #1 hit single
  • Box Tops were originally called Devilles
  • Later recorded by Shadows (1967), Herbie Mann (1967), Dennis Yost & Classics IV (1968), Mops (1968), Trini Lopez (1968), Ellie Greenwich (1968), Tams (1968), Jack Jones (1968), Jack Jones (1968), Merit Hemmingson (1968), Nat Stuckey (1969), Al Green (1969), Al Martino (1969), John Davidson (1969), Arbors (1969), Joe Cocker (1970), Barbara Mandrell (1971), Salena Jones (1971), Bob Marley & Wailers (1971), Mike Leander & His Orchestra (1970), Bojoura (1974), Melanie (1976), Beatnicks (1989), Patty Larkin (1990), David Essex (1993), Booker T & M/G.s (1995), Don Williams (1995), Strange Hobby (1996),  J.D. Fortune (2005), Cliff Richard (2008), Marc Cohn (2010), Slackers (2011), Bachman Cummings (2007) and Tim Timebomb (2013)

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