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1, 2, 3, Red Light (song)

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"Sticky Sticky"

Bubblegum pop


July 1968


Sal Trimachi, Bobbi Trimachi

"1, 2, 3, Red Light" is a song written by Sal Trimachi and Bobbi Trimachi and was recorded by 1910 Fruitgum Company for their 1968 album, 1, 2, 3, Red Light. The song charted highest in Canada, going to #1 on the RPM 100 national singles chart in 1968. In the same year in the U.S., it went to #5 on The Billboard Hot 100 and was on the charts for 13 weeks.

The song went to #2 in South Africa, #3 on the New Zealand charts, and in Australia it reached #7. It was named the #39 song of 1968 on the Cashbox charts. The song was certified as a gold disc in September 1968.

Cover versions

  • Ohio Express released a cover version of the song on their 1969 album, Chewy, Chewy.
  • Talking Heads played the song at some of their early shows and a live version can be found on the bootleg Gimme Heads.
  • The Pooh Sticks, an indie pop band from Swansea, Wales, covered the song in 1988, releasing it as part of a box of 5 one-sided 7" singles.
  • References

    1, 2, 3, Red Light (song) Wikipedia