Here Comes the Judge (Shorty Long song)

"Here Comes the Judge" is a 1968 song written by Shorty Long, Billie Jean Brown and Suzanne de Passe, and performed by Long. The song was Long's biggest hit, reaching #4 on the U.S. R&B chart and #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It held #10 on Cashbox for two weeks. The song stayed on the Hot 100 for 11 weeks and Cashbox for 9 weeks.[1][2] The song also entered the UK chart in July 1968, and was a Top 30 hit, peaking at #30.[3]

"Here Comes the Judge"
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Single by Shorty Long
from the album Here Comes the Judge
B-side"Sing What You Wanna"
Released1968 (U.S.)
GenreComedy, Soul, Funk
LabelTamla Motown
Soul 35044
Songwriter(s)Billie Jean Brown, Suzanne de Passe, Shorty Long
Producer(s)Shorty Long
Shorty Long singles chronology
"Chantilly Lace"
"Here Comes the Judge"
"Ain't No Justice"

"Here Comes the Judge" was inspired by a comic act on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In about a judge by Pigmeat Markham, whose own "Here Comes the Judge" - a completely different song - charted two weeks after Long's did in June 1968, and became a Top 20 hit.

Chart runEdit

Billboard Hot 100[1] (11 weeks, entered June 1): Reached #8

Cashbox[2] (9 weeks, entered June 1): 89, 72, 46, 13, 10, 10, 14, 18, 31


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (1997). Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles. Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research Inc. p. 368. ISBN 0-89820-122-5.
  2. ^ a b Hoffmann, Frank (1983). The Cash Box Singles Charts, 1950-1981. Metuchen, NJ & London: The Scarecrow Press, Inc. p. 356.
  3. ^ "Here Comes the Judge". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 17 October 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)