THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
449-Jackie Wilson-Reet Petite(The Finest Girl You Ever Want To Meet.)
1957-Number 6 single.When re-issued in 1986 it went to Number 1.
Best Bit-At 0.45.The song which helped finance Tamla Motown Records getting started.
One of the songs co-writers was Berry Gordy who founded Motown records and used royalties from the song to help set up the legendary label.
In 1986 the song was reissued following the showing of a clay animation video,using the song on the BBC2 series Arena.It proved so popular that the song re-entered the chart spending four weeks at Number 1 including being the Christmas Number 1 that year.
Jackie Wilson who had died three years earlier is recognised as one of the most influential performers of all time,those who have said they were influenced by his stage performances include Elvis Presley,Michael Jackson and James Brown.
‘Well,oh she’s my cutie my tutti frutti my heart my love my bathin’ beauty.’
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