One Hit Wonders of the ’80s: 1984 – Jump ‘N the Saddle Band

“The Curly Shuffle” by the Jump ‘N the Saddle Band

The ’80s had several novelty hits, and “The Curly Shuffle” ranks right up there as one of the most memorable. The song, a tribute to The Three Stooges, became a regional hit for the Jump ‘N the Saddle Band in the Chicago area. As the song became more and more popular, the group signed to Atlantic Records and released a self-titled album, composed mostly of covers, in 1984. In the meantime, “The Curly Shuffle” peaked at #15 on the Billboard charts on January 21, 1984.

The band then entered negotiations with Atlantic for a follow-up album in 1984. The label wanted them to record the song “Shaving Cream” for their next single, which the band was not too crazy about. They recorded the song anyway – but with a catch. They added lyrics that criticized Atlantic. So the company dropped them. The Jump ‘N the Saddle Band never received national exposure again. However, they continue to play in the Chicago area.

Hey Wiseguy, let’s listen to the Jump ‘N the Saddle Band’s hit song, “The Curly Shuffle”:

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