Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY!! A couple days ago Cher celebrated her 72nd Birthday! In honour of the dark lady, I’m tuning it back to her version of “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss)”. Enjoy!
ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: November 7, 1990
TRIVIA: Written and composed by Rudy Clark, it was first released as a single in 1963 by Merry Clayton that did not chart. The song was made a hit a year later when recorded by Betty Everett, who hit No. 1 on the Cashbox magazine R&B charts with it in 1964. Recorded by dozens of artists and groups around the world in the decades since, the song became an international hit once again when remade by Cher in 1990.
Cher’s remake was cut for the soundtrack of her 1990 film Mermaids in which it played under the closing credits, and the single’s U.S. release coincided with the November release of the film.
See you next Tuesday!