Fever (Little Willie John song)  

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"Fever" is a song written by Eddie Cooley and Otis Blackwell, who used the pseudonym John Davenport. It was originally recorded by American singer Little Willie John for his debut album, Fever (1956), and released as a single in April of the same year.

It has been covered by numerous artists from various musical genres, most notably by The Cramps on their debut album Songs the Lord Taught Us (1980) and by Peggy Lee, whose 1958 rendition became the most widely known version of "Fever" and the singer's signature song. Lee's version contained rewritten lyrics different from the original and an altered music arrangement.

The song has become a pop standard.

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