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Single by Little Richard
from the album Little Richard
A-side "Good Golly Miss Molly"
Released 1958
Recorded 15 October 1956
Genre Rock and roll
Length 2:02
Label Speciality 624
Writer(s) Richard Penniman
Producer(s) Robert Blackwell
"Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!"
Song by The Beatles from the album Beatles for Sale
Released 4 December 1964
Recorded 18 October 1964
Genre Rock and roll
Length 2:33 (mono version)
2:38 (stereo version)
Label Parlophone
Producer George Martin
Beatles for Sale track listing

"Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!" is a song written by Little Richard which he usually performed as part of a medley with the Leiber and Stoller song "Kansas City". It was first released in 1958 as the B-side to his recording of "Good Golly Miss Molly".


It was covered by The Beatles in the same medley on Beatles for Sale and the US album Beatles VI. It was later covered by The Libertines in a one-off Radio 1 Live set in September 2003. A cover by Ten Years After on their 1974 album Positive Vibrations was titled "Going Back To Birmingham". The Jim Jones Revue also cover the song on their first record and as a staple of their live shows. Bob Seger also recorded a version of the song in the same session that produced his cover of Fats Domino's "Blue Monday" for the 1989 Road House soundtrack album. Seger's take on the song remained unreleased until 2011, when it was released as the lead single on the retrospective album Ultimate Hits: Rock and Roll Never Forgets.[1][2] Seger stated that the track hit number one on classic rock radio, less than two months after its release.[3]

The Beatles personnel[edit]


  1. ^ "Recorded but Unreleased". The Seger File. Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  2. ^ "Ultimate Hits". BobSeger.com. Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  3. ^ Video on YouTube