Hang On Sloopy

Originally called “My Girl Sloopy,” this tune reached No.26 on the charts for the Vibrations in 1964. The McCoys had a No.1 hit with it the next year. By one account, the inspiration for the song was Dorothy Sloop, a jazz singer from Steubenville, Ohio—also the birthplace of Dean Martin—and a student at Ohio University. The Ohio State University marching band, which bills itself as The Best Damn Band in the Land, first played the song in October of 1965 and has made it a staple ever since. Try this most fun song with your group. Your audiences would probably enjoy singing along with you!