Perez Prado was considered the king of the mambo. During the first half of 1955, he had a huge hit when “Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White” topped the Billboard Pop Chart for ten weeks. He only had one other top ten hit during the rock and roll era.
“Patricia” topped the Billboard Top 100 and The Most Played By DJ’s Chart for on week beginning July 28 ,1958. It may have been the rock and roll era but it was decidedly a non-rock song. It was more connected to the big band era but it’s beat made it radio-friendly.
“Patricia” also had the distinction of being the last number one song on the Most Played By DJ’s Chart and at was discontinued at the end of its one week reign.