Soldier Boy (song)
|Single by The Shirelles|
|from the album Baby It's You|
|B-side||"Love Is a Swingin' Thing"|
|Recorded||Bell Sound Studios, New York|
|Writer(s)||Luther Dixon, Florence Greenberg|
|The Shirelles singles chronology|
"Soldier Boy" is a song written by Luther Dixon and Florence Greenberg. The song was released as a single by The Shirelles in 1962 and met with great success, topping the US Billboard Hot 100. The song's lyrics are a profession of the singer's love for the titular soldier boy in which she promises to remain true to him while he's away.
In popular culture
- The recording was used in the film The Wanderers (1979).
- The recording was used in the film Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
- Actress Brittany Murphy sings the song in the 2001 movie Riding In Cars With Boys.
- The recording was used in the television series 11.22.63 (2016) episode 7 Soldier Boy
|US Billboard Hot 100||1|
|UK Singles Chart||23|
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|Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
May 5, 1962 (three weeks)
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It was covered by Diane Renay in 1964.
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