mp3: Don Covay - Pony Time
Long before the world was swept up in Gangnam Style mania, Don Covay started a craze where dancers attempted to look like they were riding a horse. Covay recorded Pony Time with his group The Goodtimers and released it on Arnold Records in 1961. It hit the lower echelons of the charts, but when Chubby Checker (the Psy of his day) released a version the following year, it went all the way to #1. Others tried to replicate that success and helped spread the craze internationally, including French rock'n'roller Johnny Hallyday and Aussie rocker Johnny O'Keefe. The Pony is also immortalised in the '60s dance craze compendium that is Land Of 1000 Dances.
Labels: pop, rhythm and blues