THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
521-Little Richard-Good Golly Miss Molly.
1958-Number 8 single.
Best Bit-At 0.17.The dulcet tones of Richard Wayne Penniman.
Little Richard is one of the most influential figures in popular music.It isn’t just in the field of Rock ‘N’ Roll,but also in the genres of Soul,Funk and Rock where Little Richard has left his mark through the energy in his music and his charismatic showmanship.
Good Golly Miss Molly was written by John Marascalco and Robert Blackwell.Little Richard first heard the phrase ‘Good Golly Miss Molly’ from a DJ named Jimmy Pennick.He modified the lyrics into the more suggestive ‘Good Golly Miss Molly/You sure like to ball,’at the time the most common meaning for ‘balling’ was dancing.
Little Richard has admitted that he took the intro to the song from the Ike Turner/Jackie Brenston 1951 song ‘Rocket 88.’
‘I am going to the corner gonna buy a diamond ring when she hugs me and kiss me make me ting-a-ling-a-ling.’
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