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The McCoys. Bob Feldman. Everyday I Have to Cry. Arthur Alexander. If You Tell a Lie. I Can't Explain It. Smokey Joe's Cafe. Their year-old leader, Rick Zehringer, was flown to New York to record his lead vocal over the Strangeloves' already-recorded backing tracks. The single was issued on Bang Records and entered the chart on August 14, , effectively beating the Dave Clark Five to the charts.
The single went on to hit number one on October 2. Originally written and recorded with three verses, the retitled "Hang On Sloopy" was edited down to two verses for the single and resulting Hang On Sloopy album. The song gained an association with Ohio State University after its marching band began playing it at football games. It first played the song October 9, , after a staff arranger, John Tatgenhorst, begged the director to try playing it.
After finally convincing the director, Tatgenhorst prepared an arrangement and the band played the song in front of the stadium. Since then, "Sloopy" has been appearing on the band's CDs and is available as a free download on its website. The song has also become a feature at the home games of professional sports teams throughout Ohio where, as is the case at Ohio State, fans usually chant the letters "O, H, I, O" during the pauses in the chorus while mimicking the shape of the letters with their arms.
The song is normally played during the transition from the 3rd quarter to the 4th quarter at Ohio Stadium. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band covered this song live in concert at the university's Schottenstein Center in In April , Joe Dirck, columnist for the Columbus Citizen-Journal , saw a wire service story about a proposal to designate " Louie, Louie " as the official State song of Washington , and he subsequently wrote a series of tongue-in-cheek columns.
He even registered as a lobbyist for the resolution. Dirck played bass guitar in rock bands and knew the McCoys, particularly Rick Derringer. He said it was a good fit because the McCoys were from the Dayton area, and Ohio State marching band had adopted it as an unofficial anthem. Both the public and its elected officials—most importantly, the th Ohio General Assembly became aware their State lacked an official song as a result of the exposure from his commentary.
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