354. Ritchie Valens, 'La Bamba'
Writer: William Clauson
Producer: Bob Keane
Released: Oct. '58, Del-Fi
15 weeks; No. 22
Valens' version of this traditional Mexican wedding song was originally the B side to his first hit, "Donna." "La Bamba" entered the Top 40 two weeks before the 17-yearold died in the same plane crash that killed Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper.
Appears on: The Ritchie Valens Story (Rhino)