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"Mama Said" is a song performed by The Shirelles, written by Luther Dixon and Willie Denson. It became a top ten hit, on both the pop and R&B charts, when it was released as a single in 1961. "Mama Said" went number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the R&B chart. It has been covered by American Spring, Melanie, Dusty Springfield, and The Stereos as well as a young Dionne Bromfield. It was also the inspiration for "Days Like This" by Van Morrison. It was also covered by Nick Lowe on his 2001 album The Convincer. The song was featured during the closing of the third season Orange is the New Black episode "Fake it Till You Fake it Some More."
Mama Said was covered by Bromfield for her album Introducing. It made #43 on the UK Singles Chart.