Wow there have been some 60s songs mentioned but not the #1 hit by the singer who followed up that hit with another Top 40 hit in which he uttered the immortal line "let me put this hamburger down".
Yes he was from Houston, Texas.
That would be "Tighten Up" by Archie Bell & The Drells. The hamburger song would be their follow-up hit "I Can't Stop Dancing".
"I Can't Stop Dancing" is a great song; much better than its predecessor. While "Tighten Up" is fun and catchy, it's basically the same R&B riff played over and over again, with some variation. "I Can't Stop Dancing" is more of a real song, with a fully-developed melody and set of lyrics. (And Archie, if you don't want that hamburger and malt, I'LL eat them!)
"Who do you love?"---Bo Diddley
"Swear allegiance to the flag, whatever flag they offer. Never hint at what you really feel."---Mike and the Mechanics
Let's not forget the band 💙. They "mention themselves" in about half of their top-40 hits:
"Barracuda"..."today / I had to turn my 💙 away" "💙less"...speaks for itself "Straight On"..."my 💙 keeps playin' it through with you, my friend" "Tell It Like It Is"..."don't go playin' with my 💙 / it makes me furious" "What About Love"..."the love I'm sendin' ain't makin' it through to your 💙" "Who Will You Run To"..."you can follow your 💙 / but what will you do when someone breaks it" "There's the Girl"..."feel your 💙 beating faster now" "I Didn't Want to Need You"..."baby I never gave my 💙 to anyone"
Last Edit: May 24, 2020 22:49:11 GMT -5 by doofus67
Here's one that's kind of indirect: Led Zeppelin's "Black Dog" includes the line "watch your honey drip, can't keep away". Later Zep's Robert Plant and Jimmy Page briefly formed the Honeydrippers, who had two top 40 hits.