Originally posted on Miss BackintheDayUSA
“Good Golly, Miss Molly” is a rock ‘n’ roll song first recorded in 1956 by American musician Little Richard and released in January 1958 as Specialty single 624, and later on Little Richard in July 1958.
The song, a jump blues, was written by John Marascalco and producer Robert “Bumps” Blackwell. Although it was first recorded by Little Richard, Blackwell produced another version by the Valiants, who imitated the fast first version recorded by Little Richard, not released at that time.
Although the Valiants’ version was released first (in 1957), Little Richard had the hit, reaching No. 4. Like all his early hits, it quickly became a rock ‘n’ roll standard and has subsequently been recorded by hundreds of artists.
The song is ranked No. 94 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Wiki