Single by Len Barry from the album 1 - 2 - 3
Released October 1965
Format 7" single
Genre Blue-eyed soul, pop
Label Decca 31827
Brunswick 05942 (UK)
Writer(s) John Medora, David White, Len Barry
Producer John Medora, David White
"1 - 2 - 3" is a 1965 song written and recorded by Len Barry. The song was co-written by John Medora and David White. The recording's chorus and accompaniment was arranged by Jimmy Wisner. The single was released in 1965 on the American Decca label.
There is a rumor, that the song is a rework of "Ask Any Girl" released by The Supremes as the B-side to their single "Baby Love", and written by Holland-Dozier-Holland.
"1-2-3" reached #2 in the US Billboard chart and #3 on the UK Singles Chart "1-2-3" also went to number eleven on the US R&B chart.
The song was featured on the soundtrack for the film, Mr. Holland's Opus.
"1-2-3" was one of the songs that appeared in John Lennon's jukebox.