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“Mama Said” is a blues and rhythm track by girl group The Shirelles released in April 1961, as a part of their album “The Shirelles Sing to Trumpets and Strings”. The song was written American songwriter and record producer Luther Dixon and American songwriter Willie Denson, with Dixon also producing the song.

“Mama Said” is a song about hard days in life and listening to your mother’s words when times are hard. “Mama Said” mainly addresses issues surrounding love, mainly watching others get married before you.

There was never an official music video for the track, neither an audio upload. A YouTube user by the name of “REBEL SONGBIRD” uploaded the track in February 2013 and as of late July 2020, the video has 2.4 million views and 25 thousand likes.

Release Date: April 1961

Songwriter/s: Luther Dixon & Willie Denson

Producer: Luther Dixon

Label: Scepter

Chart Rankings & Accolades: In its year of release, “Mama Said” charted at #4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and #2 on the US Billboard Hot R&B Sides. In 2017, Billboard named the song #44 on their list of “100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time”.

The lyrics to “Mama Said” can be viewed here: LINK

Added by Tala Woods

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