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"Chantilly Lace" is the name of a rock and roll song, written and originally performed by The Big Bopper (J.P. Richardson) in 1958. Originally cut for Pappy Daily's D label. Mercury bought the recording and released it in the summer of 1958, becoming a massive hit (mostly on pop, with regional country music appeal). A 1972 version by Jerry Lee Lewis was a No. 1 hit on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart and top forty pop hit both in the US and the UK.

The song depicts one side of a flirting telephone conversation, with a young man talking about what he likes about his girlfriend, including:

Chantilly lace and a pretty face
And a pony tail hangin' down
A wiggle in the walk and a giggle in the talk
Make the world go 'round.

The song reached #6 on the pop charts and spent 22 weeks on the national Top 40. It was the third most played song of 1958.[1]

"Chantilly Lace" inspired an answer song by Jayne Mansfield titled "That Makes It" based on what the girl may have been saying at the other end of the line.



Preceded by
"My Hang-Up is You"
by Freddie Hart
Billboard Hot Country Singles number-one single
(Jerry Lee Lewis version)

April 22-May 6, 1972
Succeeded by
"Grandma Harp"
by Merle Haggard
Preceded by
"Moon-Man Newfie"
by Stompin' Tom Connors
RPM Country Tracks number-one single
(Jerry Lee Lewis version)

May 13, 1972
Succeeded by
"Nothin' Shakin' (But the Leaves on the Trees)"
by Billy "Crash" Craddock


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