Hully Gully Cha Cha Cha by Skip and Flip

#1228: Hully Gully Cha Cha Cha by Skip and Flip

Peak Month August 1960
6 weeks on Vancouver’s CFUN chart
Peak Position #12
Peak Position on Billboard Hot 100 ~ #109 (Bubbling under the Hot 100) link: “Hully Gully Cha Cha Cha

The Hully Gully is a type of unstructured line dance often considered to have originated in the late fifties. But it is mentioned some forty years earlier as a dance common in the black juke joints in the first part of the twentieth century. In its modern form it consisted of a series of “steps” given to those on the dance floor by the caller. Each step was relatively simple and easy to learn. However, the challenge was to keep up with the speed of each step. The phrase “Hully Gully” or “Hull da Gull” comes from a folk game in which a player shakes a handful of nuts or seeds and asks his opponent “Hully Gully, how many?”

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