Taco - Puttin' On The Ritz (TopPop)

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Broadcast date: 1983-05-05 

"Puttin' On the Ritz" is a song written by Irving Berlin. He wrote it in May 1927 and first published it in December 2, 1929.

In 1983 singer Taco released a synth-pop version of "Puttin' On the Ritz" as a single from his album After Eight, released on Polydor of Germany. 

The single was a global hit, hitting #1 in Cashbox as well as #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making Irving Berlin, then 95, the oldest ever living songwriter to have one of his compositions enter the top ten. It was certified Gold by the RIAA for selling over one million US copies. It was Taco's only hit in the States. This version of the song was ranked #53 in VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s special.

The song topped the charts in Sweden and New Zealand, and it entered the Top 5 in numerous countries including Norway, Austria and Canada.

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