Song Lyric Sunday: Mobile – ‘At The Hop’

Song Lyric Sunday this week is all about mobility.

I first encountered this 50s classic in the version shown in the video below, as performed by Sha Na Na at Woodstock in 1969. Talk about high energy….and certainly no lack of mobility.

This is probably one of the seminal pieces of mid-fifties rock and roll, originally released by Danny and the Juniors in late 1957.

Well, you can rock it you can roll it
Do the Slop and even Stroll it at the hop
When the record starts spinnin’
You Chalypso and you Chicken at the hop
Do the dance sensation that is sweepin’ the nation at the hop

Let’s go to the hop
Let’s go to the hop
Let’s go to the hop
Let’s go to the hop
Come on, let’s go to the hop

Well, you can swing it you can groove it
You can really start to move it at the hop
Where the jockey is the smoothest
And the music is the coolest at the hop
All the cats and chicks can get their kicks at the hop
Let’s go!

Let’s go to the hop
Let’s go to the hop
Let’s go to the hop
Let’s go to the hop
Come on, let’s go to the hop
Let’s go!

Well, you can rock it you can roll it
Do the Slop and even Stroll it at the hop
When the record starts spinnin’
You Chalypso when you chicken at the hop
Do the dance sensation that is sweepin’ the nation at the hop
You can swing it you can groove it

You can really start to move it at the hop
Where the jockey is the smoothest
And the music is the coolest at the hop.
All the cats and chicks can get their kicks at the hop.
Let’s go!

Let’s go to the hop
Let’s go to the hop
Let’s go to the hop
Let’s go to the hop
Come on, let’s go to the hop.

Written by John Medora, Artie Singer and David White

“Harold, turn up the mike!”

Song Lyric Sunday 21 March 2021

5 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday: Mobile – ‘At The Hop’

  1. Very popular today but I’m loving all the different versions. One of my favs! I hula hoop to it and it’s great for doing the Twist (dance). So much energy in this video from Woodstock! Awesome! 🙂

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