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A Half-Dozen Hits Of Annette Funicello- Including a Duet With The Beach Boys

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Vista Records - 1965

Vista Records – 1965

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In addition to her debut on the Mickey Mouse Club, beach movies with Frankie Avalon, and various other screen appearances (including a series of memorable tv commercials for Skippy peanut butter), Annette also managed to make 13 appearances on the Billboard charts.  After a 26 battle with multiple sclerosis, she passed away earlier today at the age of 70.  Ironically, our grand daughter Alyssa just discovered Annette’s hit song ‘Pineapple Princess’ and has been listening to it over and over since then.

Here are Annette’s five top 40 hits, and her memorable duet with The Beach Boys from the movie ‘The Monkey’s Uncle’

Rest in peace Mouseketeer – you were a great example to us all.

And you have a lot to catch up on with Mr. Disney……..

6 – The Monkey’s Uncle – with The Beach Boys (no chart #)

5 – Train Of Love (#36)

4.  First Name Initial (#20)

3.  Pineapple Princess (#11)

2.  O Dio Mio (#10)

1.  Tall Paul (#7)

1984 Skippy Peanut butter Commercial

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