Little Bitty Pretty One

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"Little Bitty Pretty One"
Single by Thurston Harris and the Sharps
Genre Doo Wop
Writer(s) Bobby Day

"Little Bitty Pretty One" is a rock and roll song written and originally recorded by Bobby Day, and popularized by Thurston Harris[1] in 1957. Produced by Aladdin Records (located in Los Angeles, CA), the Thurston Harris version reached No. 6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and No. 2 on the R&B chart.[2] Harris's backing band on the session that produced the hit version was The Sharps.[3]

Cover versions[edit]

It has most notably been covered by:

Appearances in other media[edit]

The song has made appearances in commercials, television, and film, including the following:


Bryan Thomas writes that the song "has gone on to become one of the best loved oldies of the late '50s."[4]


  1. ^ Dave Marsh, The Heart of Rock & Soul: The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made (Da Capo Press, 1999), 429.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 246. 
  3. ^ The Lamplighters at Allmusic
  4. ^ Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra, John Bush, and Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide to Soul: The Definitive Guide to R&B and Soul (Backbeat Books, 2003), 297.