Then I Kissed Her (2:13)

Cover of Summer Dreams

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Early Beach Boys album cut, lead sung by Al Jardine. Cover of “Then He Kissed Me”

“Then He Kissed Me” is a song written by Phil Spector, Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry. The song was released as a single in September 1963 by The Crystals. It is a narrative of a young woman’s encounter, romance, and eventual marriage with a fellow youth. The single is one of The Crystals’ most remembered songs. The lead vocal was sung by Dolores “LaLa” Brooks. In the United States the single peaked at number six and in the United Kingdom the single peaked at number two. The song featured production by Phil Spector. The single was The Crystals’ third single to chart in the top ten in the United States and their second to reach the top ten in the United Kingdom. In 2004, this song was #493 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Pitchfork Media placed it at number 18 on its list of “The 200 Greatest Songs of the 1960s”.

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