Released: April 1956

Covered by countless artists – Peggy Lee, Madonna, Beyoncé, funk don George Clinton, The Doors, you name 'em – Otis Blackwell and Eddie Cooley's 'Fever' was originally recorded, reluctantly, by R&B warbler Little Willie John. Lee's version might be the one everyone remembers but Little Willie John's swinging soul take was a specialist US hit and million-seller in its own right.

 
 
 
 
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