Sh-Boom by The Crew Cuts

August 28, 2012

The Crew Cuts were a Canadian vocal group who were one of the first acts to cover the black hits of the day. They took their name from their hair cuts.

“Sh-Boom” was their biggest hit. While it came during 1954, it is a song that has always been associated with the rock ‘n’ roll era. The song was originally released by the doo-wop group The Chords, who reached number nine on the pop and number three on the rhythm & blues chart. The Crew Cuts would add non-sensical lyrics and take it to the top of the charts.

Best Sellers In Store Chart – 8/7/54 – 7 weeks at #1.
Most Played By Disc Jockeys Chart – 8/7/54 – 9 weeks at #1.
Most Played In Jukeboxes Chart – 8/21/54 – 8 weeks at #1.

“Sh-Boom” is a rare song from the first half of the 1950s that still receives airplay on oldies stations.