The Champs

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The Champs were a one hit wonder, most famous for their instrumental "Tequila". Formed by studio executives to record a B-side for a single, the intended throwaway track became more famous than its A-side. There are many cover versions of the songs, for example by rappers A.L.T. and XL Singleton. They also had success with instrumentals such as a cover of Chubby Checker's Limbo Rock and the famous La Cucaracha. The instrumental combo was also one of the first acts to record a Gary Usher tune, "Cactus Juice", in early 1963.
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The Champs Discography Tracks

Albums

The Champs - Go, Champs, Go! album art The Champs Go, Champs, Go! (Album) Challenge, Challenge, Challenge Canada 1958 Sell This Version
The Champs - Everybody's Rockin' album art The Champs Everybody's Rockin' (Album) Challenge US 1958 Sell This Version
The Champs - All American album art The Champs All American (Album) Challenge US 1962 Sell This Version
The Champs - Spotlight On The Champs & The Fabulous Cyclones album art The Champs & The Fabulous Cyclones The Champs & The Fabulous Cyclones - Spotlight On The Champs & The Fabulous Cyclones (Comp) Design Records (2), Design Records (2) US 1962 Sell This Version
The Champs - Great Dance Hits album art The Champs Great Dance Hits (Album, Comp) Challenge US 1962 Sell This Version
ALF-1551 The Champs - On Danse Au Carnaval album art The Champs On Danse Au Carnaval(LP, Mono) Apex Francais ALF-1551 Canada 1963 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

1018 The Champs - Maybelle / Take This Love album art Dave Burgess With The Champs Dave Burgess With The Champs - Maybelle / Take This Love(7", Single) Challenge 1018 US 1958 Sell This Version
The Champs - Four By The Champs album art The Champs Four By The Champs (EP) London Records UK 1958 Sell This Version
The Champs - El Rancho Rock  album art The Champs El Rancho Rock (Single) London Records, London American Recordings UK 1958 Sell This Version
The Champs - Rockin' Mary / Turnpike  album art The Champs Rockin' Mary / Turnpike (Single) Challenge US 1958 Sell This Version
The Champs - Chariot Rock / Subway album art The Champs Chariot Rock / Subway (Single) Challenge US 1958 Sell This Version
The Champs - Train To Nowhere / Tequila album art The Champs Train To Nowhere / Tequila (Single) Challenge France 1958 Sell This Version
The Champs - El Rancho Rock / Midnighter album art The Champs El Rancho Rock / Midnighter (Single) Challenge Italy 1958 Sell This Version
The Champs - Gone Train / Beatnik album art The Champs Gone Train / Beatnik (Single) Challenge US 1958 Sell This Version
The Champs - Another Four By The Champs album art The Champs Another Four By The Champs (EP) London Records UK 1958 Sell This Version
EP 7101 The Champs - Caramba album art The Champs Caramba(7", EP) Challenge EP 7101 US 1958 Sell This Version
EP - 7100, EP 7100 The Champs - Tequila album art The Champs Tequila(7", EP) Challenge, Challenge EP - 7100, EP 7100 US 1958 Sell This Version
RE 5019 The Champs - Go, Champs, Go! album art The Champs Go, Champs, Go!(7") London Records RE 5019 Sweden 1958 Sell This Version
The Champs - Still More By The Champs album art The Champs Still More By The Champs (EP) London Records France 1959 Sell This Version
The Champs - Too Much Tequila / Twenty Thousand Leagues album art The Champs Too Much Tequila / Twenty Thousand Leagues (Single) Challenge US 1959 Sell This Version
The Champs - Caramba / Moonlight Bay album art The Champs Caramba / Moonlight Bay (Single) London Records, London American Recordings UK 1958 Sell This Version
The Champs - Sky High / Double Eagle Rock album art The Champs Sky High / Double Eagle Rock (Single) Challenge US 1959 Sell This Version
The Champs - Night Train / The Rattler album art The Champs Night Train / The Rattler (Single) Challenge US 1959 Sell This Version
RE 3028 The Champs - "Go Champs Go!" album art The Champs "Go Champs Go!"(7", EP, Single) London Records RE 3028 Germany 1959 Sell This Version
REU 10.008, RE-U 10.008 The Champs - Téquila album art The Champs With Instrumental Accompaniment* Téquila(7", EP, M/Print, RP, Red) Disques Decca, London Records REU 10.008, RE-U 10.008 France 1959 Sell This Version

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musicman1623

musicman1623

September 16, 2017
The Champs had 9 songs make the Billboard hot 100 4 of which made the top 40ty so they are not a one hit wonder

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