Girls Girls Girls (The Coasters song)

"Girls Girls Girls", or "Girls! Girls! Girls!", is a song written and produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.[2][3][4]

"Girls Girls Girls"
Single by The Coasters
A-side"Girls Girls Girls (part I)"
B-side"Girls Girls Girls (part II)"
ReleasedJuly 1961
RecordedFebruary 9, 1961
Length3:58
LabelAtco Records
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
The Coasters singles chronology
"Little Egypt (Ying-Yang)"
(4/1961)
"Girls Girls Girls"
(1961)
"Bad Blood"
(10/1961)
"Girls! Girls! Girls!"
Song by Elvis Presley
from the album Girls! Girls! Girls!
Published1962
RecordedMarch 27, 1962
Length2:34
LabelRCA Victor
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Steve Sholes[1]

It was originally recorded by The Coasters, who released it as a single in July 1961.[5][2][6][7] The Coasters were also the original performers of another Elvis Presley recording, "Little Egypt".[5]

Elvis Presley recorded his version as part of the soundtrack for his 1962 motion picture of the same name.[8][9] Its first LP release was on the eponymous soundtrack album in November 1962. In selected countries, it was also released on an eponymous EP.

Writing and recording historyEdit

The song was written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller,[8] originally for rock and roll vocal group The Coasters.[10] The band recorded it in the same recording session as "Little Egypt", another song Elvis would later release.[11][12] Neither songs did much for the band's popularity,[12] only reaching number 96 on the Billboard Hot 100.[10]

Presley recorded it on Tuesday, March 27, 1962[5] during his March 26–28 soundtrack recordings for the Paramount movie Girls! Girls! Girls! at the Radio Recorders studio in Hollywood, California.[13]

In 1965 the song was covered by English band The Fourmost.[6]

Track listingsEdit

The Coasters versionEdit

7" single (Atco 6024, August 1961)[2][14]

  • "Girls, Girls, Girls Part 1"
  • "Girls, Girls, Girls Part 2"

Elvis Presley versionEdit

See Girls! Girls! Girls! (soundtrack)

ChartsEdit

The Coasters versionEdit

Chart (1961) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[10] 96

Elvis Presley versionEdit

Chart (1962) Peak
position
Belgium (Wallonia)[15] 50

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "australian-charts.com - Elvis Presley - Girls! Girls! Girls!". Retrieved 2017-01-07.
  2. ^ a b c Jay Warner (2006). American Singing Groups: A History from 1940s to Today. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 126–. ISBN 978-0-634-09978-6. Girls! Girls! Girls! Leiber Stoller.
  3. ^ Catalog of Copyright Entries: Third series. 1963. pp. 1195–.
  4. ^ Catalog of Copyright Entries: Third series. 1963. pp. 1195–.
  5. ^ a b c David Neale (2003). Roots of Elvis. iUniverse. pp. 40–. ISBN 978-0-595-29505-0.
  6. ^ a b Jerry Leiber (7 October 2010). Elvis Hound Dog: The Leiber and Stoller Autobiography. Omnibus Press. pp. 340–. ISBN 978-0-85712-494-4.
  7. ^ Alanna Nash (1 February 2012). Elvis and the Memphis Mafia. Aurum Press. pp. 279–. ISBN 978-1-84513-759-5.
  8. ^ a b Jerry Hopkins (1 July 2014). Elvis: The Biography. Plexus Publishing. pp. 199–. ISBN 978-0-85965-899-7.
  9. ^ James L. Neibaur (4 April 2014). The Elvis Movies. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. pp. 109–. ISBN 978-1-4422-3074-3.
  10. ^ a b c Veta Gardner (15 June 2007). Yakety Yak I Fought Back: My Life With the Coasters. AuthorHouse. pp. 165–. ISBN 978-1-4670-8812-1.
  11. ^ "Elvis Presley: Original Version Recordings of Songs He Sang". Davidneale.eu. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  12. ^ a b Joel Selvin (15 April 2014). Here Comes the Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm and Blues. Counterpoint LLC. pp. 126–. ISBN 978-1-61902-378-9.
  13. ^ Kevin Crouch; Tanja Crouch (9 April 2012). The Gospel According To Elvis. Music Sales Group. pp. 174–. ISBN 978-0-85712-758-7.
  14. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (24 July 1961). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 12–. ISSN 0006-2510. Girls! Girls! Girls! Leiber Stoller.
  15. ^ "australian-charts.com - Elvis Presley - Girls! Girls! Girls!". Retrieved 2017-01-07.