500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Little Eva, 'The Loco-Motion'
Writers: Gerry Goffin, Carole King
Released: June '62, Dimension
16 weeks; No. 1
At 17, Eva Boyd was hired to baby-sit King and Goffin’s newborn during recording sessions. One day they asked her to cut a demo for this song. "There never was a dance called the loco-motion until it was a hit," King said. "So Little Eva had to make up a dance."
Appears on: The Loco-Motion (Rhino)