Here Come the Girls (song)

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"Here Come the Girls"
Single by Ernie K. Doe
GenreFunk, soul
LabelJanus Records
Songwriter(s)Allen Toussaint
Producer(s)Allen Toussaint

"Here Come the Girls" is a song written by Allen Toussaint and originally recorded by Ernie K-Doe and released in 1971. It failed to chart at that time.[citation needed]

In 2007 the Boots pharmacy chain used the song for two separate television commercials (August 2007; summer 2008).[1] This led to the song re-charting (at #43 for five weeks in the UK; and #48 in 2007 in Ireland[1][2][3] and again at #89 for two weeks in 2008).[3] It was this advertisement which the Sugababes heard and subsequently interpolated.[1][4] After August 2008 it was the Sugababes cover which was used in the Boots advertisements.

In 2008 the Sugababes' version reached No. 3 in the UK and No. 12 in Ireland,[5] and was certified silver by the BPI.[6]

In 2017, Trombone Shorty covered the song.


  1. ^ a b c "Here Come the Girls! by Ernie K-Doe Songfacts". Retrieved 2011-09-02.
  2. ^ "IRMA - best of singles".
  3. ^ a b "Ernie K-Doe full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Here come the Sugababes: listen to the new single now..." Popjustice. 11 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-14.
  5. ^ "UK Charts > Sugababes". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2010.
  6. ^ "BPI Certified Awards". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 24 September 2009. Retrieved 27 August 2009.

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