THE McCOYS

THE McCOYS

THE McCOYS

The McCoys were a rock group formed in Union City, Indiana, United States, in 1962. They are best known for their 1965 hit single “Hang on Sloopy”. Their name was changed from Rick and the Raiders to The McCoys, taken from the B-side of The Ventures’ hit record “Walk, Don’t Run” titled “The McCoy”.

Their best-known hit is “Hang On Sloopy”, which was #1 in the United States in the Billboard Hot 100 chart in October 1965 and is the official rock song of the state of Ohio. It also is the unofficial fight song of the Ohio State University Buckeyes and is played at many Ohio State athletic events by the OSU bands. Sales of the single in the US alone were over one million copies. Other hits include a top 10 cover of “Fever” (Billboard #7) and a top 40 cover of Ritchie Valens’s “Come On, Let’s Go” (Billboard #21).

THE McCOYS

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