Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh! – Allan Sherman

Allan Sherman took this track into the UK top 40 for nine weeks in 1963.

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Fifty years ago this week, Hello Mudduh, hello Fadduh! by Allan Sherman was at its highest position of number 14 in the UK singles chart for the second of two weeks, having entered the top 40 six weeks previously at number 28. After falling from its peak position, the song spent two more weeks in the top 40 and then left the chart.

Hello Mudduh, hello Fadduh! was released on the Warner Brothers record label and was the only top 40 hit for Allan Sherman in the UK. It was taken from the album My son, the nut, which did not enter the UK album chart.

The song’s tune was taken from Dance of the hours, a ballet section from Amilcare Ponchielli’s opera La Gioconda. This was the second time the tune had been a chart entry in 1963 as it had also been used in Like I do, a number 3 hit for Maureen Evans.

More music from Allan Sherman


UK singles chart for the week ending 2 November 1963

  1. You’ll never walk aloneGerry and the Pacemakers

  2. She loves youBeatles

  3. Do you love me?Brian Poole and the Tremeloes

  4. Blue bayou / Mean woman bluesRoy Orbison

  5. Then he kissed meCrystals

  6. If I had a hammerTrini Lopez

  7. I (who have nothing)Shirley Bassey

  8. Sugar and spiceSearchers

  9. Let it rock / Memphis TennesseeChuck Berry

  10. The first timeAdam Faith with the Roulettes


  1. Hello Mudduh, hello Fadduh!Allan Sherman

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