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'Smokey Joe's Cafe,' The Robins (1955)

An early doo-wop group, the Robins eventually spun into the Coasters, and this early ode to girls, diner food and rejection became a namesake Leiber and Stoller song, as it inspired the name of a 1995 stage musical based on the duo's works. The call-and-response hand-clap ditty also was covered by Buddy Holly. Key lyric: "Hey man, be careful, that chick belongs to Smokey Joe."Collectible Records
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