Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)

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"Double Shot"
Single by Dick Holler And The Holidays
Released1963 (1963)
LabelComet Records
  • D. Smith
  • C. Vetter
Dick Holler And The Holidays singles chronology
"Mooba-Grooba / Hey Little Fool"
"Double Shot"
"Grand Strand Gold"

"Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)" is a song first recorded by Dick Holler & the Holidays, written by Don Smith and Cyril Vetter.[1] It was later recorded by the Swingin' Medallions who released it as their second single in 1966. Peaking at #17 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100,[2] the recording became a hit although banned on many radio stations due to lines referring to drinking and sex: "worst hangover I ever had" and "she loved me so hard".[3]

The song has since been recorded by numerous artists, including the Residents, Joe Stampley, and the Cockroaches.[4]

List of versions[edit]

Year Artist Notes
1963 Dick Holler And The Holidays
Dale & Grace
1966 Swingin' Medallions
Harry Deal And The Galaxies
Pieces Of Eight
1967 Clifford Curry And The C. C. Drivers
The Night Riders
The Uniques
The Invaders
Skip And The Creations
1968 The Mothers Of Soul
The Tams
1970 The Soulful Seven
1974 The Residents The Residents' first version, featured in a medley on The Third Reich 'n Roll.
1975 Harry Deal And The Galaxies
1980 The Original Symptoms
1981 R.F. & The Radar Angels
1982 Joe Stampley Joe Stampley was a member of The Uniques.
Clifford Curry
1983 Rick Dees
1984 The Nashville Hitpickers
1986 The Basement Wall
1987 The Cockroaches Peaked at number 32 on the Australian chart.[5]
1988 The Highliners
The Residents Their second use of the song, released as a single alongside God in Three Persons (on which the organ riff is a recurring motif).
1996 Piss Drunks
1997 Dick Holler
The Wrockers
1999 George Thorogood
2010 Dale & Grace
2011 Better Than Ezra


  1. ^ "Double Shot of My Baby's Love - Bayou Boys". Billboard. Retrieved July 31, 2012.
  2. ^ Billboard Singles,
  3. ^ At the request of Smash Records, a sanitized version substituting "worst morning after I ever had" and "she kissed me so hard" was created that ended up on some, but not all, pressings of the group's first album.[citation needed]
  4. ^ "Double Shot of My Baby's Love - Search results". Billboard. Archived from the original on July 30, 2012. Retrieved July 31, 2012.
  5. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 68. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. N.B. The Kent Report chart was licensed by ARIA between mid-1983 and 12 June 1988.

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