Let’s Turkey Trot, by Little Eva. Shindig, 1965.
The 1910s saw a series of dances based on various animals, the Turkey Trot, the Grizzly Bear, the Chicken Scratch, the Fox Trot, and the Duck Waddle being just a few of the dance fads that the late Edwardians gobbled up. While the Fox Trot persevered beyond remaining a fad and is still a ballroom regular, the rest seem to have been consigned to the dust-bin of history.
Save for one: The first of those dances I listed survived to see a revival in the 1960s - which endured for but a few years, but was widespread enough to make Little Eva’s Let’s Turkey Trot reach a chart position of #13. While most record companies wouldn’t consider that a hit, it’s still speaks to the enormity of what would seem like a strange dance to see revived in the 1960s.
(Today being the American Thanksgiving, I thought this only appropriate to post)