Song of the Day: Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, “Young Girl”

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap (named for Union Gap, Washington, from whence they came) is a band that was only active in the late ’60’s, but in that short amount of time they released seven singles, five of which reached the Top 10. “Young Girl” was probably their most popular song, reaching #2 for three weeks on the Hot 100 and topping the chart in the UK. The songs that kept it out of the #1 spot in the US were Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” the first week and Bobby Goldsboro’s “Honey” the next two. (It did reach #1 in Canada and on the Cash Box survey.) Gary and The Gap recorded a version of “Honey” themselves but never issued it as a single.

13 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, “Young Girl”

    1. For having been together for such a short time, they had a bunch of them. I think their songs did better in Chicago than in much of the rest of the country.


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