Sought a seat
RAN [...for office --- or in musical chairs
]Former pen pal
EXCON [or "bacon" --- same last three letters and makes sense]Jersey groups
I like going from ENOCH of the O.T. to Little EVA of Motown [I think she was a Barry Gordy find who sang "Locomotion" or the "Shoop Shoop Song" or both.]
Oddly there were today two other pop records from around the year 1960:
The Monkees' "IMA Believer"
Vicki CARR's "It Must Be Him" [with no apologies to English teachers or radical feminists]