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Hank Ballard and The Midnighters Finger Poppin Time

Hank Ballard and The Midnighters Finger Poppin Time

R&B

In 1960, this song by Hank Ballard went to and #2 on the R&B Chart and #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 for Hank Ballard & The Midnighters.

Hank Ballard was born John Henry Kendricks in Detroit, Michigan. He is one of the pioneers of R&B, doo-wop, and rock and roll. He is also the composer, author, and originator of “The Twist” — both the dance phenomenon and the record. There was the cover by Chubby Checker, but that’s a another story… Anyway, the group broke up in 1961, and Ballard continued for the next 20 years, sometimes as a solo act and sometimes with different versions of The Midnighters. In 1990 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Hank Ballard (November 18, 1927 – March 2, 2003).

Here are the lyrics to “Finger Poppin’ Time” by Hank Ballard and The Midnighters:

Hey now, hey now, hey now, hey now
It’s finger pop poppin’ time
Finger poppin’, poppin’ time
I feel so good and that’s a real good sign

Hey now, hey now, hey now, hey now
Hey baby, come along with me
Hey, hey, hey baby
Come along with me
We’re gonna shake it until it breaks
Just wait and see

Hey now, hey now, hey now, hey now
It’s finger pop poppin’ time
Finger poppin’ poppin’ time
I feel so good
And that’s a real good sign

Here comes Mary, here comes Sue
Here come Johnny and Bobby too
It’s finger pop poppin’ time
I feel so good
And that’s a real good sign

[Interlude]

Here comes Mary, here comes Sue
Here come Johnny and Bobby too
It’s finger pop poppin’ time
I feel so good
And that’s a real good sign

Hey now, hey now, hey now, hey now
It’s finger pop poppin’ time
Finger poppin’ poppin’ time
I feel so good
And that’s a real good sign

For another song by Hank Ballard and The Midnighters: “Annie Had a Baby.”

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