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The Champs were an American rock and roll band, most famous for their Latin-tinged instrumental "Tequila". Formed by studio executives at Gene Autry's Challenge Records to record a B-Side for the Dave Burgess (aka Dave Dupree) single, the intended throwaway track became more famous than its A-Side, "Train to Nowhere". "Tequila" went to No. 1 in just three weeks and the band became the first group to go to the top spot with an instrumental that was their first release. The song was recorded at Gold Star Studios in 1958, and in 1959 won the Grammy Award for Best Rhythm & Blues Recording.

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#1's of the 50's [2016]

#1's of the 50's
SongDuration
Tequila2:14

Essential No. 1 Hits [2016]

Essential No. 1 Hits
SongDuration
Tequila2:14

Explosive Hits [2016]

Explosive Hits
SongDuration
Tequila3:12

A Year in Your Life: 1958 [2015]

A Year in Your Life: 1958
SongDuration
Tequila2:13

American Heartbeat: The 50s [2015]

American Heartbeat: The 50s
SongDuration
Tequila2:13

Big Hits of 1962, Vol. 5 [2015]

Big Hits of 1962, Vol. 5
SongDuration
Limbo Rock1:59

I Just Love Truckin' [2015]

I Just Love Truckin'
SongDuration
Tequila2:13

Mind Games [2015]

Mind Games
SongDuration
Mind Games4:08

300 Hits: Beach Party [2014]

300 Hits: Beach Party
SongDuration
Tequila2:13

Guitar Legends, Vol. 1 [2014]

Guitar Legends, Vol. 1
SongDuration
Tequila2:13

I Just Love Rock 'n' Roll [2014]

I Just Love Rock 'n' Roll
SongDuration
Tequila2:13

Rhythm Is Gonna Get You [2014]

Rhythm Is Gonna Get You
SongDuration
Tequila2:12

Rock 'n' Roll Party [2014]

Rock 'n' Roll Party
SongDuration
Tequila2:13

100 Cult Titles [2013]

100 Cult Titles
SongDuration
Tequila 

101 Hits of the 50's [2013]

101 Hits of the 50's
SongDuration
Tequila2:15

300 Hits: Rock 'n' Roll [2013]

300 Hits: Rock 'n' Roll
SongDuration
Tequila2:12

50 Rockin' Hits, Vol. 104 [2013]

50 Rockin' Hits, Vol. 104
SongDuration
Tequila2:10

60 #1 Pop Hits [2013]

60 #1 Pop Hits
SongDuration
Tequila2:15

Big Box of Rock 'n' Roll [2013]

Big Box of Rock 'n' Roll
SongDuration
Tequila2:14

Call the Midwife: The Album [2013]

Call the Midwife: The Album
SongDuration
Tequila2:13

Evergreens Motel [2013]

Evergreens Motel
SongDuration
Tequila2:15

Guitar Rock Motel, Vol. 2 [2013]

Guitar Rock Motel, Vol. 2
SongDuration
Tequila2:16

Hit The Road: Route 66 [2013]

Hit The Road: Route 66
SongDuration
Tequila2:16

The R&B No. 1's of the '50s [2013]

The R&B No. 1's of the '50s
SongDuration
Tequila2:13

25 Golden Instrumental Hits [2012]

25 Golden Instrumental Hits
SongDuration
Tequila2:18

Drunk: 100 Smashed Hits [2012]

Drunk: 100 Smashed Hits
SongDuration
Tequila2:15

Here Comes Summer [One Day] [2012]

Here Comes Summer [One Day]
SongDuration
Tequila2:13

Keep a Rockin' [2012]

Keep a Rockin'
SongDuration
Tequila2:12

Oldies Hits A to Z, Vol. 11 [2012]

Oldies Hits A to Z, Vol. 11
SongDuration
Tequila2:10

Oldies Party Mix [2012]

Oldies Party Mix
SongDuration
Tequila2:16

Pin-Up Hits Collection [2012]

Pin-Up Hits Collection
SongDuration
Tequila2:13

Radio Gold: 50s [2012]

Radio Gold: 50s
SongDuration
Tequila2:15

Tequila and More No. 1 Hits [2012]

Tequila and More No. 1 Hits
SongDuration
Tequila2:13

Classic Malt Shop Memories [2011]

Classic Malt Shop Memories
SongDuration
Tequila2:12

Good Vibrations [EMI] [2011]

Good Vibrations [EMI]
SongDuration
Tequila2:10

Mahiki [2011]

Mahiki
SongDuration
Tequila2:09

Roots of Trash & Garage [2011]

Roots of Trash & Garage
SongDuration
La Do Dada2:35
Tequila2:14

South of the Border [2011]

South of the Border
SongDuration
Third Man Theme2:12

Surf's Coming Down [2011]

Surf's Coming Down
SongDuration
Tequila2:13

The Best of Dale Hawkins [2011]

The Best of Dale Hawkins
SongDuration
La-Do-Dada2:33

The Pop Years: The 50s [2011]

The Pop Years: The 50s
SongDuration
Tequila2:12

'50s Favorites [2010]

'50s Favorites
SongDuration
Tequila2:15

Best of '50s & '60s [2010]

Best of '50s & '60s
SongDuration
Tequila2:15

Happy Days [2010]

Happy Days
SongDuration
Tequila2:14

New Year's Eve Party! [2010]

New Year's Eve Party!
SongDuration
Tequila2:15

Those Lazy, Crazy Days... [2010]

Those Lazy, Crazy Days...
SongDuration
Tequila2:13

100% Rock 'N' Roll [2009]

100% Rock 'N' Roll
SongDuration
Tequila 

Hit Parade 1958 [2009]

Hit Parade 1958
SongDuration
Tequila2:17

Jukebox Hits [2009]

Jukebox Hits
SongDuration
Tequila2:12

Latino Party [Sony] [2009]

Latino Party [Sony]
SongDuration
Tequila2:12

Rock 'n' Roll & the City [2009]

Rock 'n' Roll & the City
SongDuration
Tequila2:15

The Rock 'n Roll [Box Set] [2009]

The Rock 'n Roll [Box Set]
SongDuration
Tequila2:10

Toen Was Geluk Heel Gewoon [2009]

Toen Was Geluk Heel Gewoon
SongDuration
Tequila2:11

101 Summer Songs [2008]

101 Summer Songs
SongDuration
Tequila2:10

Best of Hits: 50's Best [2008]

Best of Hits: 50's Best
SongDuration
Tequila2:14

Expo 58 - 22 Hits [2008]

Expo 58 - 22 Hits
SongDuration
Tequila2:12

Greatest '50s Rock n' Roll [2008]

Greatest '50s Rock n' Roll
SongDuration
Tequila2:11

Jukebox Favorites [2008]

Jukebox Favorites
SongDuration
Tequila2:13

Rock 'N' Roll Diner! [2 CD] [2008]

Rock 'N' Roll Diner! [2 CD]
SongDuration
Tequila2:12

Best of the '50s [Madacy] [2007]

Best of the '50s [Madacy]
SongDuration
Tequila2:15

Forever Gold: Number 1 Hits [2007]

Forever Gold: Number 1 Hits
SongDuration
Tequila2:13

No.1's Of The 50's And 60's [2007]

No.1's Of The 50's And 60's
SongDuration
Tequila2:14

Simply Party [2007]

Simply Party
SongDuration
Tequila 

The Sounds of Summer [2007]

The Sounds of Summer
SongDuration
Tequila2:10

This Is Stadium Anthems [2007]

This Is Stadium Anthems
SongDuration
Tequila2:11

Beach Party Favorites [2006]

Beach Party Favorites
SongDuration
Tequila2:15

Fabulous 50s: Personality [2006]

Fabulous 50s: Personality
SongDuration
Tequila2:13

Golden Rockin Hits, Vol. 2 [2006]

Golden Rockin Hits, Vol. 2
SongDuration
Tequila2:16

Greatest Ever! Memories [2006]

Greatest Ever! Memories
SongDuration
Tequila2:13

Stars of the 1950's [2006]

Stars of the 1950's
SongDuration
Tequila2:15

50's Diner Classics [2005]

50's Diner Classics
SongDuration
Tequila2:14

Fabulous 50's [Madacy] [2005]

Fabulous 50's [Madacy]
SongDuration
Tequila2:14

Hello Sunshine [2005]

Hello Sunshine
SongDuration
Tequila 

Hot Rod Cruisin' Classics [2005]

Hot Rod Cruisin' Classics
SongDuration
Tequila2:12

Instrumental Hits [ZYX] [2005]

Instrumental Hits [ZYX]
SongDuration
Tequila2:12

Juke Box Classics [Disky] [2005]

Juke Box Classics [Disky]
SongDuration
Tequila2:10

More Best of the 50's [2005]

More Best of the 50's
SongDuration
Tequila2:11

Ohrwürmer [MCPS] [2005]

Ohrwürmer [MCPS]
SongDuration
Tequila2:13

Party Madness [2005]

Party Madness
SongDuration
Tequila2:14

Rock N Roll Diner [2005]

Rock N Roll Diner
SongDuration
Tequila2:12

Simply Rock 'N' Roll [2005]

Simply Rock 'N' Roll
SongDuration
Tequila2:18

Solid Gold 50's [2005]

Solid Gold 50's
SongDuration
Tequila2:18

The 50's Decade [St. Clair] [2005]

The 50's Decade [St. Clair]
SongDuration
Tequila2:13

Dance With Me [2004]

Dance With Me
SongDuration
Tequila2:15

Destroy All DJs, Vol. 2 [2004]

Destroy All DJs, Vol. 2
SongDuration
Tequila2:31

Fabulous 50s [2004]

Fabulous 50s
SongDuration
Tequila2:15

Hüttenkult, Vol. 3 [2004]

Hüttenkult, Vol. 3
SongDuration
Tequila2:09

I Love Rock & Roll, Vol. 9 [2004]

I Love Rock & Roll, Vol. 9
SongDuration
Tequila2:11

Tiki Lounge [2004]

Tiki Lounge
SongDuration
Tequila2:12

25 Rockin' Instrumentals [2003]

25 Rockin' Instrumentals
SongDuration
Tequila2:13

Fabulous 50s, Vol. 1 [2003]

Fabulous 50s, Vol. 1
SongDuration
Tequila2:15

History of Rock, Vol. 1-10 [2003]

History of Rock, Vol. 1-10
SongDuration
Tequila2:09

Latin Legends [Telstar TV] [2003]

Latin Legends [Telstar TV]
SongDuration
Tequila2:12

Lowrider Fiesta [2003]

Lowrider Fiesta
SongDuration
Tequila2:11

Happy Days 50's & 60's [2002]

Happy Days 50's & 60's
SongDuration
Tequila2:12

Peppermint Twist [2002]

Peppermint Twist
SongDuration
Tequila 

Red White & Rock [2002]

Red White & Rock
SongDuration
Tequila2:13

Rhythm Riot! [2002]

Rhythm Riot!
SongDuration
Tequila2:15

The Fabulous Fifties [2002]

The Fabulous Fifties
SongDuration
Tequila 

Ultimate Cheeky Party Album [2002]

Ultimate Cheeky Party Album
SongDuration
Tequila2:11

Instant Party: Blow-Out! [2001]

Instant Party: Blow-Out!
SongDuration
Tequila2:10

Instrumentals Complete [2001]

Instrumentals Complete
SongDuration
Tequila 

James Dean Era [2001]

James Dean Era
SongDuration
Tequila2:11

Mega 60's [2001]

Mega 60's
SongDuration
Tequila2:11

That's Rock and Roll [2001]

That's Rock and Roll
SongDuration
Tequila2:10

50's Decade [2000]

50's Decade
SongDuration
Tequila2:14

50's Decade [Double Disc] [2000]

50's Decade [Double Disc]
SongDuration
Tequila2:12

Instrumental Hits [2000]

Instrumental Hits
SongDuration
Tequila2:14

Memorable Party Favorites [2000]

Memorable Party Favorites
SongDuration
Tequila2:12

New Millennium 50's Party [2000]

New Millennium 50's Party
SongDuration
Tequila2:11

Number 1 Hits [2000]

Number 1 Hits
SongDuration
Tequila2:13

Ole Ole Song Of The Game [2000]

Ole Ole Song Of The Game
SongDuration
Tequila2:09

Party Time [SPG] [2000]

Party Time [SPG]
SongDuration
Tequila2:06

Rock Revival: At the Hop [2000]

Rock Revival: At the Hop
SongDuration
Tequila2:12

40 Hits: 1955-1959 [1999]

40 Hits: 1955-1959
SongDuration
Tequila2:11

50's [Intercontinental] [1999]

50's [Intercontinental]
SongDuration
Tequila2:14

Cruisin' Instrumentals [1999]

Cruisin' Instrumentals
SongDuration
Tequila2:15

Cuba Libre: Fiesta Latina [1999]

Cuba Libre: Fiesta Latina
SongDuration
Tequila2:11

Latin Oldies Trilogy [1999]

Latin Oldies Trilogy
SongDuration
Tequila2:13

Party of the Millennium [1999]

Party of the Millennium
SongDuration
Tequila2:09

Sixties Generation [1999]

Sixties Generation
SongDuration
Tequila2:12

Yo Quiero Music [1999]

Yo Quiero Music
SongDuration
Tequila2:11

#1 Hits: Party Favorites [1998]

#1 Hits: Party Favorites
SongDuration
Tequila2:12

#1 Hits: The 50's Decade [1998]

#1 Hits: The 50's Decade
SongDuration
Tequila2:12

50's Flashback [1998]

50's Flashback
SongDuration
Tequila2:14

Frat Rock! 3 Pac [1998]

Frat Rock! 3 Pac
SongDuration
Tequila2:11

Number Ones: Party Time [1998]

Number Ones: Party Time
SongDuration
Tequila2:12

Party Favorites [Boxsets] [1998]

Party Favorites [Boxsets]
SongDuration
Tequila2:12

Party Favorites [St. Clair] [1998]

Party Favorites [St. Clair]
SongDuration
Tequila2:14

Party Super Hits [1998]

Party Super Hits
SongDuration
Tequila2:13

Sports Rock [Network Music] [1998]

Sports Rock [Network Music]
SongDuration
Tequila2:16

Sports Rock, Vol. 1 [1998]

Sports Rock, Vol. 1
SongDuration
Tequila2:16

The Tequila Man [1998]

The Tequila Man
SongDuration
Tequila 

Golden Jukebox Hits, Vol. 1 [1997]

Golden Jukebox Hits, Vol. 1
SongDuration
Tequila2:09

Later Singles [1997]

Later Singles
SongDuration
Limbo Rock2:07

Latin Oldies, Vol. 2 [1997]

Latin Oldies, Vol. 2
SongDuration
Tequila2:13

Rockfile, Vol. 1 [1997]

Rockfile, Vol. 1
SongDuration
Tequila2:09

Rockfile, Vol. 7 [1997]

Rockfile, Vol. 7
SongDuration
Limbo Rock1:58

Sixties Generation: 1960 [1997]

Sixties Generation: 1960
SongDuration
Tequila2:12

Carnival! [1996]

Carnival!
SongDuration
Tequila2:11

Hot Hot Vacation Jams [1996]

Hot Hot Vacation Jams
SongDuration
Tequila2:14

The Early Singles [1996]

The Early Singles
SongDuration
Tequila2:19
Too Much Tequila2:13

World of Rock N Roll [1996]

World of Rock N Roll
SongDuration
Tequila2:13

100% Carnival [Alex] [1995]

100% Carnival [Alex]
SongDuration
Tequila 

Dick Van Dyke's Dance Party [1995]

Dick Van Dyke's Dance Party
SongDuration
Tequila2:11

Fiesta [Replay] [1995]

Fiesta [Replay]
SongDuration
Tequila2:11

Mundo Latino [1995]

Mundo Latino
SongDuration
Tequila 

Rock 'N' Roll Days [1995]

Rock 'N' Roll Days
SongDuration
Tequila 

Rockin' Instrumentals [1995]

Rockin' Instrumentals
SongDuration
Tequila2:10

Jock Rock, Vol. 1 [1994]

Jock Rock, Vol. 1
SongDuration
Tequila2:09

Ultimate Party Album [1994]

Ultimate Party Album
SongDuration
Tequila 

Teen Beat, Vol. 1 [1993]

Teen Beat, Vol. 1
SongDuration
Tequila2:14

Frat Rock, Vol. 2 [1991]

Frat Rock, Vol. 2
SongDuration
Tequila 

100 Proof Hits [1990]

100 Proof Hits
SongDuration
Tequila2:13

One Hundred Proof Hits [1990]

One Hundred Proof Hits
SongDuration
Tequila2:09

Eis Am Stiel 2 [1989]

Eis Am Stiel 2
SongDuration
Tequila2:12

Cruisin' 1958 [1988]

Cruisin' 1958
SongDuration
Tequila2:09

La Bamba '87 [1987]

La Bamba '87
SongDuration
Tequila2:13

Tequila [1987]

Tequila
SongDuration
Tequila2:14
Too Much Tequila2:14
Limbo Rock2:06

Cruisin' 1969 [1986]

Cruisin' 1969
SongDuration
Tequila2:59

Sock Hop [DCC] [1986]

Sock Hop [DCC]
SongDuration
Tequila2:11

Ultimate 50's Party [1980]

Ultimate 50's Party
SongDuration
Tequila2:07

Go, Champs, Go! [1958]

Go, Champs, Go!
SongDuration
Tequila2:14

At Their Best

At Their Best
SongDuration
Tequila2:15

Party Time

Party Time
SongDuration
Tequila 

Plein Sud

Plein Sud
SongDuration
Tequila 

Unknown Album

Unknown Album
SongDuration
La Do Dada2:35
Tequila 

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