LOCO-MOTION, THE

Latest update on 07/03/2019

Artist: Little Eva
Author: Gerry Goffin/Carole King
Label: Dimension
Year: 1962

Full name: Eva Boyd. She was composer couple Goffin-King's babysitter. N°1 US. Her danse steps, especially what she did with her arms, inspired the title. This was the demo, outclassing Dee Dee Sharp's version, which was shelved. The melody line comes close to Mary Wells' The One Who Really Loves You (March '62).

Covers:

1962:

Vernons Girls

1962:

Sylvie Vartan [n°2 F]

1963:

Wanda [Dutch lyrics]

1972:

Sandy Denny

1974:

Grand Funk Railroad [n°1 US]

1979:

Ritz [hit Fr]

1980:

Carole King [author]

1986:

Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin

1986:

Emerson, Lake & Powell

1988:

Kylie Minogue [n°2 UK; Stock/Aitken/Waterman production]

2000:

Atomic Kitten

2001:

Black Lace

2004:

Dwight Yoakam

2010:

Oôs Joôs [as Kakke Zonder Douwe]

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