(He's) The Great Imposter

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"(He's) The Great Imposter"
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Single by The Fleetwoods
B-side "Poor Little Girl"
Released 1961 (US)
Genre Pop
Length 2:13
Label Dolton
Writer(s) Sharon Sheeley and Jackie DeShannon
The Fleetwoods singles chronology
"(He's) The Great Imposter"
"Lovers by Night, Strangers by Day"

"(He's) The Great Imposter" is a 1961 song by The Fleetwoods. The song was written by Sharon Sheeley and Jackie DeShannon. It reached #30 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] One of the musicians on the song was session drummer Earl Palmer.

Track listing[edit]

7" Vinyl
  1. a. "(He's) The Great Imposter"
  2. b. "Poor Little Girl"

Chart performance[edit]

  • US Pop Charts (#30)
  • The song remained on the charts for eight weeks.

In popular culture[edit]

The song was featured in the 1973 film American Graffiti. A version of the song was featured on Lightspeed Champion's 2010 vinyl double-single with "Marlene" as a B-side.


  1. ^ The Fleetwoods charting singles Retrieved 09-24-11