Shoo Shoo Baby (song)

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"Shoo Shoo Baby" is a popular song made famous by The Andrews Sisters.[1] They sang it in the 1943 film Three Cheers for the Boys and it became a big hit for them in 1944, reaching No. 6 in the chart. Their version features a jazzy vocal pop arrangement typical of the time, with a key hook provided by the horns. It was written by Phil Moore and has appeared on many albums of 1940's music.

Ella Mae Morse also recorded this song in 1943, [1] released on CAPITOL label 143, with Dick Walters Orchestra. This version went to number four on the pop chart and number one on the R&B charts for 2 weeks in Dec, 1943.[2] It was also recorded by Glenn Miller with the vocals performed by the Crew Chiefs. Frank Sinatra recorded the song in the fifties, as did Nat King Cole.

A version of the song by an uncredited male singer is played over a radio at the Heavenly trial of the airman in the 1946 film A Matter of Life and Death as a symbol of modern America.

This song was also the inspiration for the naming of the 'Shoo Shoo Baby', a B-17 Flying Fortress which served during World War II.

In 1984 the Norwegian swing/pop duo Bobbysocks! covered the song on their LP Bobbysocks!.

R&B girl band Mis-Teeq, covered the song for the soundtrack to the Disney film Valiant in 2005. It was the last track Mis-Teeq recorded before they split to pursue solo careers.


  1. ^ a b Gilliland, John (1994). Pop Chronicles the 40s: The Lively Story of Pop Music in the 40s (audiobook). ISBN 978-1-55935-147-8. OCLC 31611854.  Tape 1, side B.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 415. 
Preceded by
"Don't Cry Baby" by Erskine Hawkins and His Orchestra
Billboard Harlem Hit Parade number-one single
Ella Mae Morse version
December 18, 1943
Succeeded by
"Sweet Slumber" by Lucky Millinder and His Orchestra