BOOTLEG FAMILY BAND
The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)
(Rudy Clark)
Australia 1974
#3 Sydney #12 Melbourne #23 Brisbane #3 Adelaide #22 Perth

House band formed by Brian Cadd for his label Bootleg, a venture with Ron Tudor of Fable Records.

Bootleg Family Band released five singles and a self-titled EP. The final single (How Do I Try/Rockin' Hollywood, 1975) was issued as The Bootleg Band.

See also Your Mama Don't Dance.

Further reading: Bootleg Family Band and Brian Cadd pages at Milesago.

RAMONA KING
It's In His Kiss
(Rudy Clark)
USA 1964

Single on Warner Bros, #5416.

Some sources claim this is the original version. In fact, it appears to have been released shortly after the Betty Everett version.

Thanks to Joop Jansen and honeydhont for clarification.

BETTY EVERETT
The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)
(Rudy Clark)
USA 1964
Influential version
#6 USA #34 UK* #19 Sydney #33 Melbourne #10 Brisbane #56 Adelaide #12 Perth

Aka It's In His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song).

Single on Vee Jay, #585.

*Charted in UK after reissue in 1968.

MERRY CLAYTON
The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)
(Rudy Clark)
USA 1963
Original version

Single on Capitol, # 4984.

Merry Clayton: session singer, actor, gospel singer, later sang on The Rolling Stones' Gimme Shelter.

Songwriter Rudy Clark also wrote Ray Brown & the Whispers' Fool, Fool, Fool.

Later versions:

LINDA LEWIS
It's In His Kiss
(Rudy Clark)
UK 1975
Later version
#6 UK

London disco singer who appeared as an extra in the films A Taste Of Honey and The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night.

Further reading: Linda Lewis filmography at IMDb.
CHER
The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)
(Rudy Clark)
USA 1990
Later version
#4 Sydney #6 Melbourne #1 Brisbane #4 Adelaide #2 Perth #3 NZ

From the film Mermaids.

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