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The Loco-Motion and Locomotion song title page

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1 The Loco-Motion 1   Aug 1962  
  Little Eva  
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2 Loco-Motion   Sep 1962  
  The Vernons Girls  

3 Old Smokey Locomotion   Jun 1963  
  Little Eva  

4 The Loco-Motion 1   May 1974  
  Grand Funk  
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5 Locomotion   May 1984  
  Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark  
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6 The Locomotion   Jun 1986  
  Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin  

7 The Loco-Motion 2   Nov 1988  
  Kylie Minogue  
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8 Locolotion   Jun 2004  
  Orange Range  

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The Loco-Motion was a song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. Little Eva recorded the song in 1962, and hit number one. Little Eva followed-up with the related song Old Smokey Locomotion. In 1974, rock band Grand Funk remade it and hit number one again. A third top 20 version by Kylie Minogue hit number 2 in 1988. In the meantime Dave Stewart of Eurythmics teamed-up with Barbara Gaskin to remake it. Later, group Orange Range did a take-off of the song called Locolotion. The title by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark was a different song.

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