The song is a popular and enduring example of the dance-song genre : much of the lyrics are devoted to a description of the dance itself, usually performed as a type of line dance. However, the song came before the dance. It is one of only nine songs to achieve this feat.
Sharp passed on the song leaving the opportunity open for Eva Boyd, who had recorded the demo. Boyd's version was released, and her name was changed to Little Eva. Boyd was actually Kylie Minogue - The Loco-Motion King's babysitter, having been introduced to King and King's husband Gerry Goffin by The Cookiesa local girl group who would also record for the songwriters.
There are two common versions of the song in circulation: one includes handclaps during the verses; the other has no handclaps. King performed the backup vocals in the recording. It was also the third most successful single of in South Africa. A cover version of the song was recorded quickly by British girl group Kylie Minogue - The Loco-Motion Vernons Girls and scored the chart the same week as the Little Eva version.
The Vernons Girls' version stalled at No. It re-entered the chart some 10 years later and almost became a top 10 again, peaking at No. The widely believed story of how the song Kylie Minogue - The Loco-Motion Loco-Motion" came to be is that Carole King was playing music at home and Eva Boyd was doing some chores and started dancing to it; the Selected Faces - Woody McBride - Adventures In Deep Techno Volume One The Loco-Motion was born.
However, this is not true. Eva Boyd was introduced to Goffin and King and they realized she had a good singing voice, so they had her record "The Loco-Motion". As the song came before the dance, there was no dance when the song was originally written. When the song became a smash hit, Eva Boyd ended up having to create a dance to go along with the song.
Carole King stated this in her "One to One" concert video. In live performances of the song, Little Eva can be seen doing her version of the dance.
Inshe moved to South Carolina and lived in obscurity on menial jobs and welfare until being rediscovered in Producer Pete Waterman has also stated he believes it is King singing on the recording. Vartan's version went to number 1 in France on October 13, and remained there for one week. Kylie Minogue - The Loco-Motion rock band Grand Funk Railroad recorded a cover version of the song inproduced by Todd Rundgren.
The decision to play the song came about after guitarist Mark Farner was heard whistling the song in the studio. The Grand Funk version of the song featured guitars, several layers of harmony, and heavy drums.
Some radio stations replaced the guitar instrumental section with the repeat of the bridge instead "You got to sway your hips now"because the disc jockeys strongly believed the static guitar solo was too experimental hard rock for airplay on commercial radio stations.
During the s, this version of the song was featured in advertisements for the Japanese technology and communications company SoftBankfeaturing Sigurd Jorsalfar: Triumphal March - Leonard Slatkin - Leonard Slatkin Conducts Concert Classics pop group SMAP.
The song is available as downloadable content for Rock Band 3. Billboard Hot chart for two weeks in May It also reached number 5 in Australia, peaked at number 1 in Canada, and reached number 11 in Germany. The album peaked at No. The duo had scored a UK No. For this single, they embarked on a big promotional push in an attempt to gain a second significant hit. The single, however, stalled at No. Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue released a cover version of the song in July as her debut single, under the title "Locomotion".
After an impromptu performance of the song at an Australian rules football charity event Kylie Minogue - The Loco-Motion the cast of the Australian soap opera NeighboursMinogue signed a record deal with Mushroom Records to release the song as a single.
This first recorded version was released on July 13, in Australia,  and was later released the same year in New Zealand, Italy, and Sweden. This release, also a major success, reached the top five in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Minogue's version of the track, which appeared in the film Arthur 2: On the Rocksstarring Dudley Moore and Liza Minnellisubstitutes the Australian term railway for the American term railroad in the song's lyrics.
The "Locomotion" release was a huge hit in Minogue's native Australia, reaching No. The release of the song in the United Kingdom debuted at No. It remained in the number two position for four weeks before falling to number three. With sales ofit was the 11th best selling single of the year. During lateMinogue traveled Traficante No Llores - Capone - The Best Of Capone the United States to promote "The Loco-Motion", where she did many interviews and performances on American television.
Billboard Hot and later climbed to No. The song was Minogue's second single to chart in the U. To this day, the song remains as her highest charting single in the United States; however, her second overall and most recent song to reach the top ten was Kylie Minogue - The Loco-Motion " Can't Get You Out of My Head ", which reached No. In Canada, the song also reached the top spot in the pop sales charts. The video for "The Loco-Motion" was created out of footage from the Turpentine - Trigger Hippy - Trigger Hippy music video.
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