The Shirelles

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Performer

Inducted in: 1996

Inducted by: Darlene Love, Merry Clayton and Marianne Faithfull

Nominated in: 1990   1995   1996

First Eligible: 1987 Ceremony

Inducted Members: Shirley Alston Reeves, Addie "Micki" Harris, Doris Kenner-Jackson and Beverly Lee


Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1997 (ranked #209) .


Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Will You Love Me Tomorrow (1960)
Dedicated to the One I Love (1961)
Mama Said (1961)
Soldier Boy (1962)

The Shirelles @ Wikipedia

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Gosh here is a hall of famer and no chat...Where would all those gal bands be with out these angles
1958: "I Met Him on a Sunday (Ronde-Ronde)" (US #49)
1959: "Dedicated to the One I Love" (US #83)
1960: "Tonight's the Night" (US #39)
1961: "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" (Gerry Goffin/Carole King) (US #1, UK #3)
1961: "Dedicated to the One I Love" (US #3; rerelease of 1959 hit)
1961: "Mama Said" (US #4)
1961: "What a Sweet Thing That Was" (US #54)
1961: "A Thing of the Past" (US #41)
1961: "Big John" (US #21)
1962: "Baby It's You" (Burt Bacharach/Mack David/Barney Williams) (US #8)
1962: "The Things I Want to Hear (Pretty Words)" (US #107)
1962: "Soldier Boy" (Luther Dixon/Florence Greenberg) (US #1, UK #23)
1962: "Welcome Home, Baby" (US #22)
1962: "Stop The Music" (US #36)
1962: "It's Love That Really Counts" (US #102)
1963: "Everybody Loves a Lover" (US #19)
1963: "Foolish Little Girl" (US #4, UK #38)
1963: "Don't Say Goodnight and Mean Goodbye" (US #26)
1963: "Not for All the Money in the World" (US #100)
1963: "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" (US #92)
1963: "31 Flavors" (US #97)
1963: "What Does a Girl Do?" (US #53)
1964: "Tonight You're Gonna Fall in Love With Me" (US #57)
1964: "Sha-La-La" (US #69)
1964: "Thank You, Baby" (US #63)
1964: "Maybe Tonight" (US #88)
1965: "Are You Still My Baby" (US #91)
1967: "Last Minute Miracle" (US #99)
1969: "Go Away, Find Yourself" (Bell)
1970: "Strange, I Still Love You" (UA)
1970: "It's Gonna Take a Miracle" (UA)
1972: "No Sugar Tonight" (RCA)
1972: "Let's Give Each Other Love" (RCA)
1974: "I Hear Those Church Bells Ringing"/"

16 plus years wow !! not bad

Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 10.16.08 @ 18:22pm


Mr. XYZ -

You really like defending drummers - Hal Blaine, Dennis Wilson. If I missed it at some point, I'm sorry that I'm asking again, but were you ever a drummer yourself in a band?

Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 10.16.08 @ 18:49pm


r. XYZ -

You really like defending drummers - Hal Blaine, Dennis Wilson. If I missed it at some point, I'm sorry that I'm asking again, but were you ever a drummer yourself in a band?

Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 10.16.08 @ 18:49pm

Well if you think the Shirelles are a drum band
I would suggest you think again.Having said that I think Hal is the drummer on most of their hits...
I am not defending.. I am pointing things out.. Hal was far more than just a "DRUMMER" He should taken his production points on much of his stuff but he did not..He took cash outs...
As far as me ..I am a musician /percussionist, producer, engineer and a fun guy...Why..?

Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 10.16.08 @ 19:29pm


That's cool mrxyz, as long as putting a metal bucket over your head and hitting it with a hammer isn't your percussion "instrument" of choice...LOL!!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 10.16.08 @ 19:35pm




That's cool mrxyz, as long as putting a metal bucket over your head and hitting it with a hammer isn't your percussion "instrument" of choice...LOL!!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 10.16.08 @ 19:35pm

Not a bad idea It might work under the right recording conditions and the tune..

Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 10.16.08 @ 19:40pm


Nothing big on the drum comment, xyz.

Just sayin'.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 10.16.08 @ 21:03pm




Nothing big on the drum comment, xyz.

Just sayin'.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 10.16.08 @ 21:03pm

As I said the Shirelles were the early rock roots of gal singing groups .! Great tunes ,great voices..Where would the other have been with out their angelic voices.. lol

Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 10.16.08 @ 21:10pm


am not defending.. I am pointing things out.. Hal was far more than just a "DRUMMER" He should taken his production points on much of his stuff but he did not..He took cash outs...
As far as me ..I am a musician /percussionist, producer, engineer and a fun guy...Why..?

Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 10.16.08 @ 19:29pm

Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 10.16.08 @ 21:18pm


mrxyz, you're darn right the Shirelles are awesome. Great harmonies, the way they rotated lead vocal duties, and all of them sounded beautiful. They just never got the same amount of HOLLYWOOD HYPE as some other girl groups because of two things they DIDN'T have: Phil Spector or Berry Gordy. In that respect, it's amazing they got in at all.

However, I admit I have yet to hear a Shirelles song I don't like. Even "Big John," one of my least favorite Shirelles' songs, is still a pleasure to hear, and "Don't Say Goodnight And Mean Goodbye"??? Pure heaven. Absolutely beautiful. Love the Shirelles, and I'm glad they're in.

Posted by Philip on Friday, 10.17.08 @ 17:28pm


my favourite shirelles song is will you still love me tomorrow which went to number one in 1961 which i think is one of the best 60s songs runaway n presleys are you lonesome tonight and POETRY IN MOTION are my 4 best songs of 1961

Posted by peter charlie 1991 on Thursday, 01.19.12 @ 15:24pm


Hal Blaine drummed for many, but the guy you need to know about was known as the late "Sticks Seven."

Posted by mister.ktime on Tuesday, 03.11.14 @ 22:54pm


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