"The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" is a song written by Rudy Clark. The best known recordings of the song include a 1963 version by Betty Everett and a 1991 version by Cher, both of which made it into the Billboard Hot 100.
Though they never recorded a studio version of their duet, Linda Ronstadt and Phoebe Snow performed "The Shoop Shoop Song" during several joint concert appearances throughout the mid 1970s. The most notable of these was a 1976 appearance on Saturday Night Live.
This version became a big hit in many markets, peaking in the United States at #6, and also becoming a big success internationally. This version of the song was notably featured as a music video on Tiny Toon Adventures, in which Babs sings it regarding Buster.
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It is of significance that Billboard did not offer R&B charts during 1964. The listings found in the Joel Whitburn compilation are taken from Cashbox.
Cher's remake was the first North American single from the Mermaids OST, while in Europe "The Shoop Shoop Song" was the second single from the Mermaids OST and the first single release from her twenty-ninth album Love Hurts. The song was very successful in Europe and in the rest of the world. It reached the top spot in the United Kingdom and the Top 10 in many countries, while in North America the song received modest attention peaking #21 in Canada and #33 in United States.
A second video was released, but it's very hard to find. The video is very similar to the original except it does not show any clips of the film Mermaids in it.
The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss) US Promo CD
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