On June 21, 1955, Perry Como recorded 'Tina Maria'. RCA Victor Records released the song as a 78rpm single (catalog number 20-6192), and as a 45 rpm single (catalog number 47-6192), with the flip side 'Fooled.' This record reached position #5 on the Billboard chart.
It was also released as a children's record by RCA Victor Records, as a 78rpm single (catalog number BY-50), and a 45 rpm single (catalog number WBY-50), with the flip side 'Round and Round,' part of the Children's Bluebird Series
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"Tina, Tina, Tina, Tina Ah-ha, you sweet little schemer Tina Marie Oh, what you do Your brand of voodoo Is too much for me"