Chuck Berry's right. It's a fourth grade song. Dumb and Silly. And yet, "My Ding A Ling" did something "Sweet Little Sixteen", "Maybelline" and "School Day" never did. "My Ding a Ling" is the only Chuck Berry single to hit #1. The song was originally recorded on 1968's From St Louie to Frisco as "My Tambourine\" Two future members of Average White Band play on the single : Onnie McIntyre on guitar and Robbie McIntosh on drums.