Mama Said (The Shirelles song)

Mama Said (The Shirelles song)
"Mama Said"
Single by The Shirelles
from the album The Shirelles Sing to Trumpets and Strings
B-side "Blue Holiday"
Released 1961
Format 7" single
Length 2:11
Label Scepter
Writer(s) Luther Dixon, Willie Denson
The Shirelles singles chronology
"Dedicated to the One I Love"
"Mama Said"
"A Thing of the Past" / "What a Sweet Thing That Was"

"Mama Said" is a song performed by The Shirelles, written by Luther Dixon and Willie Denson. It became a top ten hit, reaching number four on the Billboard Hot 100 when it was released as a single in 1961. It has been covered by American Spring, Dusty Springfield, and The Stereos as well as a young Dionne Bromfield. It was also the inspiration for "Days Like This" by Van Morrison.

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