Let the Good Times Roll (Shirley and Lee song)

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"Let the Good Times Roll"
Single by Shirley & Lee
from the album Let the Good Times Roll
A-side"Let the Good Times Roll"
B-side"Do You Mean to Hurt Me So"
Released1956
Format7" single
RecordedNew Orleans, Louisiana, 1956
GenreRhythm and blues, Rock and roll
Length2:30
LabelAladdin 3325
Songwriter(s)Shirley Goodman, Leonard Lee
Shirley & Lee singles chronology
"Feel So Good"
(1955)
"Let the Good Times Roll"
(1956)
"I Feel Good"
(1957)

"Let the Good Times Roll" is a song that was recorded by Shirley and Lee in 1956. This song was written by the duo, Shirley Goodman (later Shirley Pixley) and Leonard Lee,[1] and by September 8, 1956 had climbed to number 20 in the US chart.

The song has a strong steady beat, much of which was provided by the drummer Earl Palmer.[citation needed]

The song was covered by Sonny & Cher (as Caesar and Cleo in 1964) and by Harry Nilsson on the album Nilsson Schmilsson.

"Let the Good Times Roll" has appeared on numerous compilation albums, and was used on the soundtrack for the 1986 film, Stand By Me.[2]

Commercial usage[edit]

The song appears in a 2018 TV commercial for Walmart.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Best of Shirley & Lee - Shirley & Lee - Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Let the Good Times Roll - Shirley & Lee - Song Info". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Walmart TV Commercial, 'Let the Good Times Roll' Song by Shirley and Lee". Ispot.tv. Retrieved December 2, 2018.

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