Eva Boyd sang a demo for the song writing team of Carole King and Gerry Goffin and it was pitched to Dee Dee Sharpe who had just made a national hit with "Mashed Potato Time." Sharpe's producers turned it down, but record producer Don Kirshner decided to release Eva's demo on his Dimension label. On August 25th it claimed the top spot in Billboard. Eva had to come up with a dance to match the record.
"Locomotion" replaced "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" in the top spot and "Roses Are Red" was also a former top record. "Sheila" was on its way to the top spot.
The August 25th top twenty showed a great deal of diversity in music tastes as the country sound was well rpresented by "Things" and "Wolverton Mountain." "Party Lights" was pure rock and roll. "You'll Lose a Good Thing" and "Bring It On Home To Me" represented the growing "soul" sound. "Ahab the Arab" showed their was always room for novelty songs. "You Don't Know Me" was the second top ten song from Ray Charles' album "Modern Sounds in Country and Wester Music" which gave soulful interpretations of country songs.
Elvis Presley was still a consistent entry in the top twenty -- "She's Not You" would eventually climb to the #5 position. But Elvis's most recent movie, "Kid Galahad" was a rarity in that no singles from the soundtrack were released.