1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Round and Round recorded by Perry Como introduced February 23, 1957
Written by Lou Stallman & Joe Shapiro
Orchestra conducted by Mitchell Ayres
Relaxed and amiable Perry Como was a singer who didnít have to prove anything with his voiceóno fuss, no affect, no attitude. His #1 hit, the quintessential Round and Round was on the charts for more than half of 1957. Dozens of these exhilarating, up-tempo, bouncy, hits like Papa Loves Mambo and Tina Marie, were recorded in the mid-fifties by the decadeís most successful singer.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"Find a wheel and it goes round, round, round as it skims along with a happy sound"