Poor Little Fool by Ricky Nelson

Tom Breihan over at Stereogum has been running a column about all the Number One songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart since its inception in 1958. (It’s great—you should check it out.) I decided to use each song as a writing prompt for myself.

Woo fails

and the chorus

coos in assent

as our Ricky tries

but loses the number

loses the plot

loses his heart

to those carefree devil eyes





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