Written by Van McCoy. Arranged by Lincoln Mayorga and produced by Ron Bledsoe and Dave Pell.
Hailing from El Paso, Texas, Vikki Carr has been a huge MOR artist for decades singing fluently in Spanish as well as English. Her biggest hit on the pop charts arrived in 1967 with “It Must Be Him” (#3 US and #2 UK).
Here she tackles a song from noted r&b writer, Van McCoy. The arrangement was by Lincoln Mayorga, an arranger for the 4 Preps in the late 50s. He formed the instrumental group the Piltdown Men with Preps’ member, Ed Cobb.
Van McCoy went on to have a #1 hit as an artist with “The Hustle” in 1975.
“Don’t Break My Pretty Balloon” was a small US hit for Vikki, reaching #114 in June 1968.