Pony Time

Chubby Checker

About Pony Time

"Pony Time" is a song written by Don Covay and John Berry (a member of Covay's earlier vocal group, the Rainbows), and originally recorded in 1960 by Covay with his group the Goodtimers. The song achieved greater success when it was recorded by Chubby Checker the following year, becoming his second US #1 (after his 1960 single "The Twist.") Chubby Checker's recording of "Pony Time" was also a number one hit on the R&B charts. The song introduced a new dance style, The Pony, in which the dancer tries to look like he or she is riding a horse. It was featured in the film "Hairspray". A reference to the new dance style is mentioned in the song "Back to the Hop" (1961) by Danny and the Juniors. 


Year:
1998
2:26
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It's pony time, get up
(Boogety, boogety, boogety, boogety shoo)

Hey now everybody (boogety, boogety, boogety, boogety shoo)
In the union hall (boogety, boogety, boogety, boogety shoo)
It's pony time (boogety, boogety, boogety, boogety shoo)
When ya hear this call (boogety, boogety, boogety, boogety shoo)

So get with it
Don't quit it
Get up (boogety, boogety, boogety, boogety shoo)

Do the pony with your partner (boogety, boogety, boogety, boogety shoo)
With a big boss line (boogety, boogety, boogety, boogety shoo)
Well anyway ya do it (boogety, boogety, boogety, boogety shoo)
You're gonna look real fine (boogety, boogety, boogety, boogety shoo)

So get with it
Don't quit it
Get up (boogety, boogety, boogety, boogety shoo)

Now ya turn to the left when I say gee
You turn to the right when I say haw
Now gee, ya ya baby
Now haw
Oh baby, oh baby, pretty baby
Do it baby, oh baby, oh baby
(Boogety, boogety, boogety, boogety shoo)

Gonna see little Suzie (boogety, boogety, boogety, boogety shoo)
You know she lives next door (boogety, boogety, boogety, boogety shoo)
She's doin' the pony (boogety, boogety, boogety, boogety shoo)
She's takin' the floor (boogety, boogety, boogety, boogety shoo)

Eee-ah, so get with it
Don't quit it
Come on (boogety, boogety, boogety, boogety shoo)

Do the pony with your partner (boogety, boogety, boogety, boogety shoo)
Oh in a big boss line (boogety, boogety, boogety, boogety shoo)
But anyway you do it (boogety, boogety, boogety, boogety shoo)
You're gonna look real fine (boogety, boogety, boogety, boogety shoo)

So get with
Don't quit it
Get up (boogety, boogety, boogety, boogety shoo)

Eee-ah, now you turn to the left when I say gee
You turn to the right when I say haw
Now gee, ya ya little baby
Now haw, ya
Oh baby, oh baby, pretty baby
Do it baby, oh baby, oh baby

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Chubby Checker

Chubby Checker (born Ernest Evans, October 3, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter. He is widely known for popularizing the twist dance style, with his 1960 hit cover of Hank Ballard's R&B hit "The Twist". In September 2008 "The Twist" topped Billboard's list of the most popular singles to have appeared in the Hot 100 since its debut in 1958. more »

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Written by: DON COVAY, JOHN BERRY

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10 facts about this song

Artist History
"Pony Time" was co-written by "Don Covay". Known for his Rhythm & Blues style, Covay was also the driving force behind songs like "Chain of Fools", a hit for Aretha Franklin.
Song Release
"Pony Time" by Chubby Checker was released in 1961. It was his fifth single released from his record label at the time, Parkway Records.
Chart Success
When "Pony Time" was released, it became a chart-topping hit on the Billboard Hot 100, making it to number one and staying there for 3 weeks.
Dance Trend
The song 'Pony Time' was associated with the popular dance craze, The Pony, in the 1960s, where dancers would mimic a jockey riding a horse.
Music Genre
The song "Pony Time" falls under the doo-wop and rock and roll music genre, which was popular during that time.
Record Sales
Due to its popularity, it sold many copies, making it one of the two Chubby Checker classic hits to receive a Gold sales disc by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Follow-up Success
Following its success, Checker released "Let's Twist Again", which also charted much in the same way as "Pony Time".
Cover Versions
The song has inspired cover versions by other artists over the years. For instance, "The Goodies", a British comedy trio, performed a version of the song in a 1982 episode.
Songwriters
"Pony Time" was co-written by "John Berry", an American singer-songwriter and musician who also had a successful career during the 1960s.
Legacy
"Pony Time" remains an iconic song in rock and roll history. It has been used in various media over the years, such as movies, commercials, and TV shows.

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