Artie Resnick

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Arthur Resnick


Arthur Resnick (b. 1937, Kingston, Jamaica) is an American songwriter, record producer and musician.

Resnick grew up in New York City and attended Valley Forge Military Academy.

He had his first success as a songwriter in 1961 with Chip Chip, a top 10 hit for Gene McDaniels. Another early success was Under the Boardwalk, co-written with Kenny Young and a U.S. no. 4 hit for The Drifters in 1964.

In 1994, Resnick, together with Mark Barkan and Robert Harari, co-wrote and co-produced an album of horror-themed songs, Scaree Tales, which was also performed on Broadway. In 1966 he formed a recording group, The Third Rail, with his wife Kris — also a successful songwriter — and Joey Levine. Their single Run Run Run reached no.53 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1967.

His most successful songs as a writer include Under the Boardwalk (co-written with Kenny Young), Good Lovin' (co-written with Rudy Clark), and Yummy Yummy Yummy (co-written with Joey Levine).

Resnick and Kenny Young were nominated for induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012.

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