500 Greatest Songs of All Time
The Shangri-Las, 'Remember (Walkin' in the Sand)'
Writer: George "Shadow" Morton
Released: Aug. '64, Red Bird
11 weeks; No. 5
The Shangri-Las, two sets of sisters from Queens, were in high school when producer Morton hired them to record "Remember" — a tune he claimed to have written in 20 minutes on the way to the studio. One story has it that a 15-year-old Billy Joel played piano on the session. Morton went on to produce the New York Dolls.
Appears on: The Best of the Shangri-Las (Mercury)