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Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots The Cheers (1955)

Dubbed the first “biker song,” Black Denim Trousers was The Cheers’ second single. The song tells the story of a motorcyclist and his girlfriend Mary Lou. This teen tragedy song went to #6 on Billboard’s Best Selling Singles chart.

Black Denim Trousers has been covered by Vaughan Monroe, Edith Piaf (which became one of her biggest selling singles), The Diamonds, Chris Spedding, Joan Morris, William Balcom, Chainsaw Sprocket Knucklehead and Tank. Dodie Stevens recorded a parody Pink Shoe Laces in 1959.