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Bobby Helms performs "Jacqueline".

Bobby Helms performs "Jacqueline".

Robert Lee Helms (August 15, 1933 – June 19, 1997) was an American country music singer who enjoyed his peak success in 1957 with the seasonal hit "Jingle Bell Rock". His other hits include "Fraulein" and "My Special Angel".

Helms was born in Helmsburg, Indiana,[ the son of Hildreth Esther (née Abram) and Fred Robert Helms. His family was musical. Helms began performing as a duo with his brother, Freddie, before going on to a successful solo career in country music. In 1956, Helms made his way to Nashville, Tennessee, where he signed a recording contract with Decca Records. The following year was filled with successes. Helms' first single in 1957, titled "Fraulein", went to No. 1 on the country music chart and made it into the Top 40 on the Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart. Later that same year, he released "My Special Angel", which also hit No. 1 on the country charts and entered the Top 10 on Billboard's pop music chart, peaking at No. 7.

 

His song "Jingle Bell Rock," which was released in the late fall of 1957, was a big hit and was being played and danced to on Dick Clark's teen dance show American Bandstand by mid-December of that year. It also re-emerged in four out of the next five years, and sold so well that it repeated each time as a top hit, becoming a Christmas classic still played to this day. (In 2016, it was rated radio's third most played Christmas song, according to StationIntel.)It took five years for the song to become a second million-seller for Helms.It reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent 21 weeks in the chart. The record gained gold disc status.

Bobby Helms - Jacqueline lyrics

 

Jacqueline

I'm so in love with you

My Jacqueline

My heart belongs to you

My Jacqueline, oh, won't you

Say you love me too

 

I got a gal and she sure looks classy

Smooth as a car with a fibreglass chassis

Spicy as a magazine and twice as sassy

Jackie, you're the one for me

 

[repeat CHORUS]

 

When we're alone it's a big temptation

To try for a kiss that's a real sensation

She's got the key to the situation

Jackie, you're the one for me

 

[repeat CHORUS]

 

My baby doll is a real humdinger

She likes to dance to the records I bring her

And when she rocks, she's a real live swinger

Jackie, you're the one for me


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