Jay & The Techniques
On this day in 1967, the song 'Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie' by Jay & The Techniques reached number 8 on the Top 40 music charts.
The lyrics are a throwback to a childhood expression,
"Apples, peaches pumpkin pie
Who's not ready? Holler 'I'"
When the song was pitched to the group in May of 1966, the band's drummer hung up on the suggestion. He wasn't too excited about singing about fruit and pumpkin pie. After they recorded the song, an Atlantic City radio station featured the song in a contest, and the song took off. By the fall of 1967, the band was performing the song on the Ed Sullivan Show.
If you're looking for something catchy and sweet for your fall playlist in the garden, consider adding Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie. But, I'm going to warn you if you haven't heard it before, it's a total earworm.