Sha-La-La-La-Lee

Small Faces

About Sha-La-La-La-Lee

"Sha-La-La-La-Lee" was the third song by English R&B-influenced group Small Faces, released on 28 January 1966, reaching number three in the UK Singles Chart. It was also the first single by the group to feature Ian McLagan on keyboards. Because the group's previous song release, the Marriott/Lane composition "I've Got Mine," failed to chart in the UK, their manager, Don Arden, determined that the Small Faces would not be one hit wonders, decided to bring in well-known songwriters Kenny Lynch and Mort Shuman to make sure the group's next single would be a success. The commercial-sounding song proved a big hit and reached number three in the UK singles chart. Despite the success of "Sha-La-La-La-Lee," the band never really liked the song and felt it did not represent their sound, which was more R&B- and soul-oriented. Following the huge success of this song, the band developed a large female fan base, like many of their contemporaries. This situation would ultimately end in Marriott becoming so disenchanted that he would leave The Small Faces in 1969 in a bid to be seen as a serious musician and form his next group, the heavier rock- and blues-sounding Humble Pie. Small Faces performed "Sha-La-La-La-Lee" live for the Dick Clark show in the United States, telerecorded from the UK. 


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1999
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Picked her up on a Friday night
Sha la la la lee, yeah
I knew everything gonna be alright
Sha la la la lee, yeah
Sha la la la lee

I asked her "Where do you wanna go?"
Sha la la la lee, yeah
Well we went someplace I don't know
Sha la la la lee, yeah
Sha la la la lee

I held her close and I asked her if she was gonna be my baby
It felt so good when she answered me
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah

She looked good and she moved so fine
Sha la la la lee, yeah
And all the guys knew she was mine
Sha la la la lee, yeah
Sha la la la lee

I held her close and I asked her again if she was gonna be my baby
It felt so good when she answered me
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah

Wanna know how my story ends?
Sha la la la lee, yeah
Well we invited just a few close friends
Sha la la la lee, yeah
Sha la la la lee

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Small Faces

Small Faces were an English rock and roll band from London. The group was founded in 1965 by members Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane, Kenney Jones, and Jimmy Winston, although by 1966 Winston was replaced by Ian McLagan as the band's keyboardist. more »

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Written by: KENNY LYNCH, MORT SHUMAN

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