THE SHIRELLES “WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW”

Will You Love Me Tomorrow“, sometimes known as “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow“, is a song with words written by Gerry Goffinand music composed by Carole King. It was originally recorded in 1960 by the Shirelles, who took their single to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The song is also notable for being the first song by a black all-girl group to reach number one in the United States. It has since been recorded by many artists over the years, including a 1971 version by co-writer Carole King.

In 1960, the American girl group the Shirelles released the first version of the song as Scepter single 1211, with “Boys” on the B-side. The single’s first pressing was labeled simply “Tomorrow”, then lengthened later.

When first presented with the song, lead singer Shirley Owens (later known as Shirley Alston-Reeves) did not want to record it, because she thought it was “too country”.

She relented after a string arrangement was added. However, Owens recalled on Jim Parsons’s syndicated oldies radio program, Shake Rattle Showtime, that some radio stations had banned the record because they had felt the lyrics were too sexually charged. Wiki

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4 thoughts on “THE SHIRELLES “WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW”

  1. I just realized a little while ago that the more recent music posts here probably inspired this latest batch of spooky horoscopes, in a way! :-)

    1. We will have to pray over the spookiness. Spooky is pretty dark. I am going to settle for the sunny side of good memories thrive. ☀️💞🎶💞☀️

    1. Thank you. Memories in music can be a pleasant journey. So glad that you appreciate the share. 💞XOXO

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