Frank Zappa on the Top-40 pop singles charts?!!?
It happened Sept. 4, 1982, when a song satirizing the mall-dwelling teens of the San Fernando Valley became a pop culture phenomenon.
“Valley Girl” was a collaboration between Zappa and his 14-year-old daughter Moon (Moon Unit Zappa) after the teen suggested to her father that perhaps they could work together professionally on an idea she had.
The song planted Valley vernacular like “fer sure,” “gag me with a spoon” and “grody to the max” into worldwide consciousness.
(from the LP “Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Witch”… the cover illustration is a Droodle)