In 1962 Gerry Goffin and Carole King wrote "The Loco-Motion" and their babysitter, Little Eva (Eva Narcissus Boyd) had the biggest hit of her life when it reached the top chart spot.

France's Sylvie Vartan had the hit in her native country the same year.

Grand Funk Railroad (Mark Farner, Don Brewer and Mel Schacher) hit the top spot with the dance in 1974.

Australia's Kylie Minogue took it to the top spot for the third consecutive decade.