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I remember a song that had the words,"ponytail you got the cutest little ponytail, it shakes when you walk it shakes when you talk woos ponytail you got the...."

I can't find the title or artist to save my life. My wife thinks I've made it up but I clearly remember those lyrics. Thanks for any help. David

I'm afraid I can't give you the definitive answer you're wanting. The only song that I can recall that even approximates your ponytail reference is "What Is Love" by the Playmates. (You may also recall that goofy novelty song that they put out, "Beep, Beep.")

In "What Is Love" the ponytail reference is something akin to this:

(Refrain: "Sways with a wiggle when she walks. . .)

"What is love? Five feet of heaven in a ponytail/
"The cutest ponytail that sways with a wiggle when she walks"

That doesn't sound like what you're looking for, but it's the best that I can come up with. In the '50's there were regional hits that were popular only in relatively localized geographic locations. For example, a huge chart-topping, No. 1 hit in Dallas, played almost hourly on Top-40 leader KLIF-1190, was "Sometimes At Night" by Jimmy Velvit. All of us who loved it couldn't understand why our friends from other parts of Texas and beyond had never heard it, or of it. Perhaps that's the case with the song you're looking for. Anyway, thanks for inquiring. Wish I could have been of more help.

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I see myself as a reasonably well-versed authority on '50's rock and roll, from its beginnings in the early '50's to the British invasion days of the early '60's. One of my strengths is matching songs and artists, as I suspect your site fields many "who sang that song?" questions. Additionally, I am particularly adept at identifying artists who performed obscure songs--one-hit-wonders, if you will.


I have an extensive vinyl collection and literally thousands of '50's .mp3's. I consider myself fortunate to have been around at the birth of this wonderful genre. Having lived through these years gives me a perspective on them, enabling me to put things in historical context. While the term "pop culture" didn't come into popular use until the late '70's-early '80's, my experience and modest expertise afford me the opportunity to explain the interrelation of music to the movies, television and radio programs, and indeed the current events of those times. I have some time to devote to responding to inquiries and look forward to participating.

Bachelor of Business Administration and LL.B from the University of Texas at Austin.

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