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. The song also entered the UK chart in July 1968, and was a Top 30 hit, peaking at #30.
|"Here Comes the Judge"|
|Single by Shorty Long|
|from the album Here Comes the Judge|
|B-side||"Sing What You Wanna"|
|Genre||Comedy, Soul, Funk|
|Songwriter(s)||Billie Jean Brown, Suzanne de Passe, Shorty Long|
|Shorty Long singles chronology|
"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.
- Whitburn, Joel (1997). Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles. Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research Inc. p. 368. ISBN 0-89820-122-5.
- Hoffmann, Frank (1983). The Cash Box Singles Charts, 1950-1981. Metuchen, NJ & London: The Scarecrow Press, Inc. p. 356.
- "Here Comes the Judge". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 17 October 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)