Foolish Little Girl

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Foolish Little Girl
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Studio album by The Shirelles
Released 1963
Recorded 1962-1963
Genre R&B, Pop, Soul
Length 24:19
Label Scepter Records
Producer Luther Dixon
Stan Green
The Shirelles chronology
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(1962)The Shirelles and King Curtis Give a Twist Party1962
Foolish Little Girl
It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World
(1963)It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World1963
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Foolish Little Girl is a 1963 album by The Shirelles. The title track turned out to be the last of the group's big hits, stopping at number four on the U.S. pop charts. The album's other single, "Don't Say Goodnight and Mean Goodbye," (#26 US) was The Shirelles' last top forty US hit. Despite their weakening chart impact, the demand for Shirelles recordings continued to grow. The same year, they had provided material for the film It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World.[2] By this period, the main producer of The Shirelles, Luther Dixon, had gone to Capitol Records and production was taken over by Stan Green;[3] some of Dixon's previously recorded tracks with the group appear on this album. Foolish Little Girl also contains material by Ellie Greenwich and Van McCoy.[1]

Dionne Bromfield covered the title song on her debut album Introducing Dionne Bromfield in 2009 along with another Shirelles hit " Mama Said".

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
  1. "Foolish Little Girl"- (Howard Greenfield, Helen Miller)
  2. "Hard Times "- (Jackie Ross)
  3. "Abra Ka Dabra "- (Van McCoy)
  4. "What's the Matter Baby "- (Luther Dixon, Van McCoy)
  5. "I Didn't Mean to Hurt You "- (Ellie Greenwich, Tony Powers)
  6. "Ooh Poo Pah Doo"- (Jessie Hill)
Side 2
  1. "Don't Say Goodnight and Mean Goodbye "- (Joseph DeAngelis, Partee)
  2. "Not for All the Money in the World "- (R. Miller, Porter)
  3. "Only Time Will Tell "- (James W. Alexander, Sam Cooke)
  4. "I Don't Think So"- (Van McCoy)
  5. "Talk Is Cheap "- (Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio)
  6. "The Twitch "- (Goodman, Simon)

Singles history[edit]

  • "Foolish Little Girl"/"Not for All the Money in the World" (#4 US),(#9 R&B),(#38 UK)
  • "Don't Say Goodnight and Mean Goodbye"/"I Didn't Mean to Hurt You" (#26 US)



  1. ^ a b Allmusic review
  2. ^ "The Shirelles". Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  3. ^ "The Shirelles". Retrieved 2012-02-16.