In 1965 the British pop band Herman’s Hermits recorded a song in two takes, almost as a joke. The song was “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter”, a song most British bands played by request when someone in the crowd had a birthday… usually changing the name to match the birthday girl. They had no idea the song would be released as a single and go to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #1 in Canada. The song was hugely popular and was a radio staple the whole summer of 1965. Herman’s Hermits scored one other #1 in the USA, the bawdy “I’m Henry the Eighth I Am”, and today they’re both pretty much forgotten oldies.
Watch a video of the song here.