Fannie Mae (song)

"Fannie Mae"
Single by Buster Brown
B-side "Lost in a Dream"
Released 1959 (U.S.)
Recorded 1959
Genre R&B
Writer(s) Buster Brown

"Fannie Mae" is a 1959 song written and performed by American blues and R&B singer Buster Brown.

The harmonica riffs of the song took it into the U.S. Top 40, and to #1 on the R&B chart in April 1960.[1]

Track listing

7" vinyl
  1. a. "Fannie Mae"
  2. b. "Lost in a Dream"

Chart performance

In popular culture

The song is featured in the film American Graffiti (1973).

Recorded versions

Preceded by
"Baby (You've Got What It Takes)" by Dinah Washington and Brook Benton
Billboard Hot R&B Sides number-one single
April 18, 1960
Succeeded by
"White Silver Sands" by Bill Black's Combo


  1. Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 81.

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