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Top of the Charts: “There! I’ve Said It Again” by Bobby Vinton

Jan. 4, 1964 - Hitting the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 today is “There! I’ve Said It Again,” written by Redd Evans and David Mann in 1941 and recorded by Bobby Vinton.  The song has previously been recorded by Vaughn Monroe and his Orchestra and Jimmy Dorsey, both in 1945. A version was also released by The Modernaires with Paula Kelly in 1945, which was a hit that year. On the Vinton version, which was recorded on Sept. 5, 1963, the singer is backed by arranger/conductor Stan Applebaum. As a teen idol, Vinton became known as “The Polish Prince,” as his music paid tribute to his Polish heritage. One of his most popular songs was “Blue Velvet” (a cover of the 1951 song recorded by Tony Bennett, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 last year.


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