Short Shorts

"Short Shorts" is a song written and performed by Tom Austin, Bill Crandell, Bill Dalton, and Bob Gaudio, members of The Royal Teens. It reached #2 on the U.S. R&B chart and #3 on the U.S. pop chart in 1958[1]. The group originally released the song on the small New York label Power Records in 1957.

"Short Shorts"
Single by The Royal Teens
B-side"Planet Rock"
ReleasedJanuary 1958 (1958-01)
GenreRock and roll
Length2:12
LabelABC-Paramount
Songwriter(s)Tom Austin, Bill Crandell, Bill Dalton, Bob Gaudio
The Royal Teens singles chronology
"Short Shorts"
(1958)
"Sham Rock"
(1958)

The song ranked #35 on Billboard's Year-End top 50 singles of 1958[2].

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Other versionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Royal Teens, "Short Shorts" Chart Positions". Musicvf.com. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  2. ^ "Chart Toppers of 1958" Billboard December 15, 1958: p. 44
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  4. ^ "Tiny Bradshaw and His Orchestra, "Short Shorts" Single Release". 45cat.com. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  5. ^ "Tommy Sands, Sands at the Sands". Discogs.com. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  6. ^ "Freddie and the Dreamers, Frantic Freddie". Discogs.com. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  7. ^ Venezio-Preston, Allison L. (23 July 2020). "Who Wears #ThrowbackThursday Shorts?". Allisonveneziowrites.com. Retrieved 28 April 2021.
  8. ^ "Jersey Boys 2005 Broadway Cast, Jersey Boys (Original Broadway Cast Recording)". Discogs.com. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  9. ^ "Who wears short shorts,Joe wears short shorts!". YouTube. Retrieved 28 April 2021.