Wanda Jackson – Let’s Have e Party!

Upon its release, "Let's Have a Party!" quickly climbed the charts and became one of Wanda Jackson's most popular songs. It reached number 37 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 9 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. The song's catchy rhythm and upbeat lyrics made it a hit with audiences across the country.

Let’s Have a Party with Wanda Jackson!

Are you ready to party? Then it’s time to tune in to Wanda Jackson’s «Let’s Have a Party!» This classic country music hit is sure to get your toes tapping and your body moving. In this article, we’ll explore the background of the song, the story behind it, and why it remains a fan favorite to this day.
Wanda Jackson - Let's Have e Party!
Cover LP Wanda Jackson Capitol 1958
«Let’s Have a Party!» was recorded by Wanda Jackson in 1958 and released on her album «Wanda Jackson.» The song was written by Jessie Mae Robinson, a prominent songwriter and guitarist who wrote several hits for artists like Little Richard and Etta James. The song was produced by Ken Nelson, who worked with many country music legends such as Buck Owens and Merle Haggard.
Upon its release, «Let’s Have a Party!» quickly climbed the charts and became one of Wanda Jackson’s most popular songs. It reached number 37 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 9 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. The song’s catchy rhythm and upbeat lyrics made it a hit with audiences across the country.
The song’s lyrics are all about having a good time and letting loose. Jackson sings about dancing, drinking, and having fun with friends. The chorus is particularly infectious, with Jackson urging listeners to «come on and let’s have a party tonight!»
In addition to its catchy tune, «Let’s Have a Party!» is also notable for its place in music history. The song is often cited as an early example of rockabilly, a genre that blends rock and roll and country music. Jackson’s powerful vocals and Robinson’s guitar work helped establish the genre and inspire future musicians.
In conclusion, «Let’s Have a Party!» is a classic country music hit that continues to resonate with audiences to this day. With its catchy tune, upbeat lyrics, and place in music history, it’s no wonder that this song remains a fan favorite. So, put on your dancing shoes, grab some friends, and let’s have a party with Wanda Jackson!




The Story Behind «Let’s Have a Party!»

Wanda Jackson - Let's Have e Party!
Wanda Jackson
While «Let’s Have a Party!» may seem like a straightforward party anthem, the story behind the song is actually quite interesting. Jessie Mae Robinson, the song’s writer, originally wrote the tune as a slow ballad. However, when Wanda Jackson heard the song, she asked Robinson to speed it up and give it a more upbeat feel. The resulting version became the hit we know and love today.

The Legacy of «Let’s Have a Party!»

«Let’s Have a Party!» has had a lasting impact on country music and beyond. The song has been covered by numerous artists over the years, including Elvis Presley and the Black Keys. Its influence can be heard in the work of modern musicians who continue to blend rock and roll and country music.

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Wanda Jackson – Let’s Have e Party! Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Some people like to rock
Some people like to roll
But movin’ and a groovin’s gonna satisfy my soul
[Chorus]
Let’s have a party, hoo
Let’s have a party
Send him to the store
Let’s buy some more
Let’s have a party tonight
[Verse 2]
I never kissed a bear
I never kissed a goon
But I can shake a chicken in the middle of the room
[Chorus]
Let’s have a party, hoo
Let’s have a party
Who will send him to the store
Let’s buy some more
Let’s have a party tonight
[Instrumental Break]
[Verse 3]
I never kissed a bear
I never kissed a goon
But I can shake a chicken in the middle of the room
[Chorus]
Let’s have a party, hoo
Let’s have a party
Who will send him to the store
Let’s buy some more
Let’s have a party tonight
[Verse 4]
Honky Tonky Joe is knockin’ at the door
Bring him in and fill him up
And set him on the floor
[Chorus]
Let’s have a party, hoo
Let’s have a party
Then we’ll send him to the store
Let’s buy some more
Let’s have a party tonight
[Verse 5]
The meat is on the stove
The bread’s a-gettin’ hot
Everybody run, he got the possum in the pot
[Chorus]
Let’s have a party, hoo
Let’s have a party
Who will send him to the store
Let’s buy some more
Let’s have a party tonight
[Outro]
Let’s have a party tonight
Let’s have a party tonight
We’re gon’ have a party tonight
Let’s have a party tonight

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