Give Him a Great Big Kiss

The Shangri-Las

About Give Him a Great Big Kiss

"Give Him a Great Big Kiss" (sometimes entitled "Great Big Kiss") is a song written by Shadow Morton and performed by The Shangri-Las. It reached #18 on the U. S. pop chart in 1964. It was featured on their 1965 album Leader of the Pack. The single was produced by Shadow Morton.


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1996
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When I say I'm in love, you best believe I'm in love, L-U-V!

Here comes my guy walking down the street
Look how he walks with a dancing beat (da-da-da-da-da)
Thick wavy hair, a little too long (da-da-da-da-da)
All day long he's singing his song
And when I see him in the street
My heart takes a leap and skips a beat
Gonna walk right up to him
Give him a great big kiss, mwah!
Tell him that I love him, tell him that I care
Tell him that I'll always be there

Well, what color are his eyes?
I don't know, he's always wearing shades
Is he tall?
Well, I've got to look up
Yeah? well I hear he's bad
Hmm, he's good-bad, but he's not evil
Tell me more, tell me more

Big bulky sweaters to match his eyes (tell me more)
Dirty fingernails (tell me more)
Oh boy, what a prize (tell me more)
Tight, tapered pants, high button shoes (he's so cool)
He's always looking like he's got the blues (he's so cool)
And when I see him in the street 
My heart takes a leap and skips a beat 
Gonna walk right up to him
Give him a great big kiss, mwah!
Tell him that I love him, tell him that I care
Tell him that I'll always be there

Is he a good dancer?
Whaddayamean, is he a good dancer?
Well, how does he dance?
Close, very, very close!

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The Shangri-Las

The Shangri-Las were an American pop girl group of the 1960s. Between 1964 and 1966 they charted with often heartbreaking teen melodramas, and remain best known for "Leader of the Pack" and "Remember (Walkin' in the Sand)". more »

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Written by: GEORGE MORTON

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10 facts about this song

Genre
"Give Him a Great Big Kiss" is a pop and girl group song.
Release
It was released in 1964 as the B-side to the girl group's hit song "Remember (Walking In The Sand)."
Label
Released under the legendary Red Bird label, the song marked the Shangri-Las' second single hit.
Chart Performance
The single reached No. 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1965.
Songwriter
The song was written by George 'Shadow' Morton, who was known for his work with many popular rock and pop acts of the sixties.
Storytelling
This song is notable for its spoken word segments, representing conversation between two girlfriends, a technique that showcases the group's trademark teenage melodrama.
Cultural Impact
The leader of the Shangri-Las, Mary Weiss, is famous for responding in this song to the question "What colour are his eyes?", with the reply "I don't know, he's always wearing shades."
Cover Version
The song was covered by the country-western band The Wildtones in 1982.
Influence
This song and many of the other story songs by The Shangri-Las directly influenced the music style of Johnny Thunders from New York Dolls and Heartbreakers.
Film Appearance
The song was notably featured in Martin Scorsese's critically acclaimed film "Goodfellas."

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