Today’s forgotten oldie climbed all the way to #7 on the Hot 100 in 1966, just a few months after the band had a #1 hit. The song was “Fever” by the Ohio band The McCoys, a follow-up to their monster hit “Hang On Sloopy”. “Fever” was a remake of a Peggy Lee song that had been a hit a few years earlier. The McCoy version has a hint of Hang On Sloopy, especially the guitar part, but the song is strong enough to stand on it’s own. I’ve always liked the song, and it’s another example of bands that are called one-hit wonders but really aren’t. Today, Fever is just another forgotten oldie.
Record sleeve by Atlantic Records