The Shirelles assured their place in history with their original version of the Goffin-King song, Will you still love me tomorrow, a classic song that has been covered many times in several different styles of music. From an examination of their other music, it is clear that the Shirelles were hugely influential and deserve to be remembered for more than one song.
Apart from Will you love me tomorrow, their best known song is Dedicated to the one I love. Originally written by a member of the Five Royales and first recorded by that group, it was only a minor hit for them. The Shirelles popularised the song, taking it high up the American pop charts, though it failed to chart in Britain. The Mamas and Papas covered the song in the late sixties, when it became a huge UK hit. So Brits finally realized what a great song this is.
Two other Shirelles songs (Boys, Baby it's you) appeared on the debut album by the Beatles. Other great songs include Tonight's the night, Mama said, Soldier boy and Foolish little girl.
Of all the girl groups of the early sixties, the Shirelles were among the best and most important. This compilation shows just how brilliant they were, including all the essentials and many other wonderful songs.