Girlie Girlie

Album: Girlie Girlie: The Best of Sophia George (1985)
Charted: 7
Play Video


  • The writer and producer of this reggae international hit single is Jamaican Anthony "Sangie" Davis, who also co-wrote "Wake Up And Live" on Bob Marley's 1979 Survival album.
  • This song came about as a result of the mother of Davis' child finding him in the company of a number of schoolgirls one day in Kingston, Jamaica. She told him off with the admonition. "Why all the time I come around you I just see all these school girls. How you so girlie girlie?" Inspired by this ticking off, Davis scribbled some words and within 10 minutes was singing them. Sophia George's manager Ronald Chung happened to pass by and asked if Sophia could record what he was singing as it had hit potential. Sophia George was working as a teacher of deaf children at the time.
  • This song became a massive international hit, topping the Jamaican chart for over 10 weeks and breaking into many other charts. Though it proved to be Sophia George's only hit in the UK, she had other Jamaican hits including "Lazy Body," "It Burn Mi Belly" and "Ain't No Meaning."
  • Sophia George is the mother of Patrick Chung, an American football safety for the New England Patriots of the National Football League.

Comments: 1

  • Crankson Essilfie from GhanaBest song ever
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Dean Pitchford

Dean PitchfordSongwriter Interviews

Dean wrote the screenplay and lyrics to all the songs in Footloose. His other hits include "Fame" and "All The Man That I Need."

Christopher Cross

Christopher CrossSongwriter Interviews

The man who created Yacht Rock with "Sailing" wrote one of his biggest hits while on acid.

Jay, Peaches, Spinderella and other Darrining Victims

Jay, Peaches, Spinderella and other Darrining VictimsSong Writing

Just like Darrin was replaced on Bewitched, groups have swapped out original members, hoping we wouldn't notice.

Sub Pop Founder Bruce Pavitt On How To Create A Music Scene

Sub Pop Founder Bruce Pavitt On How To Create A Music SceneSong Writing

With $50 and a glue stick, Bruce Pavitt created Sub Pop, a fanzine-turned-label that gave the world Nirvana and grunge. He explains how motivated individuals can shift culture.

Name the Character in the Song

Name the Character in the SongMusic Quiz

With a few clues (Works at a diner, dreams of running away), can you name the character in the song?

Graham Nash

Graham NashSongwriter Interviews

Graham Nash tells the stories behind some of his famous songs and photos, and is asked about "yacht rock" for the first time.