“The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss)” is rumored to have been rejected by the Shirelles in the early ’60s. But, in 1964 Betty Everett made this song firmly her own, climbing the charts with this now-classic tune. Many people wrongly assume that Betty Everett was somehow associated with Motown or Detroit, but she was from Mississippi and was signed to Vee-Jay Records when this song hit the charts. But, her lovely voice and doo-wop style are unforgettable. When we think about soundtrack of the ’60s, this song instantly comes to mind.
There have been many other renditions recorded, but Everett’s version will always be our favorite. Just try not sing along! We dare you! Have a listen below to this fun song from an episode of American Bandstand in 1964. And, be sure to check out another doo-wop classic from 1958 right here.