Bromeliad Royalty: Annette Funicello


Monday morning starts off with worship of her royal highness, The Pineapple Princess, Annette Funicello, reigning since the summer of 1960.

I owned this 45 when it first came out. It must have been one of the first dozen I had ever bought.  It was on the Buena Vista label, and if I recall correctly, the flip side was a number called “Luau Cha-Cha-Cha.”

PP was written by Richard and Robert Sherman, who were the house songwriters for Disney in the sixties. They wrote a score of scores including the music and lyrics for Mary Poppins, The Parent Trap, and “It’s a Small World, After All.”