Reet Petite

Album: Greatest Hits Of Jackie Wilson (1957)
Charted: 1 62
Play Video
  • Well, lookabell, lookabell, lookabell, lookabell
    Oooh, weee
    Lookabell, lookabell, lookabell
    Oooh, weee
    Ooh, ah, ooh, ah, ooh wee

    Well, she's so fine, fine, fine
    She's so fine, fa fa fine
    She's so fine
    She's so fine, fine, fine
    She's really sweet, the kindest girl you ever want to meet

    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    Rrrr Reet Petite, the finest girl you ever want to meet

    Well, have you ever seen a girl for whom your soul you'd give?
    For whom you'd fight for, die for, pray to God you'd lie for?
    She's so fine, she's so fine, she's really sweet the finest girl
    You ever want to meet

    Well, she really fills her clothes
    From her head to toe
    I want the world to know
    I love her, love her so
    She's alright, she's alright
    She's alright
    She loves me day and night

    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    Rrrr Reet Petite the finest girl you ever want to meet

    Well, she's like honey from a bee
    And like bees from a tree, I love her, need her
    She bez' so buzzin'

    She's alright, she's got what it takes
    She's got what it takes and to me she really rates
    Well, oh now she's my cutie, my tutti frutti
    My heart, my love, my bathin' beauty, she's alright
    She's got just what it takes, she's got what it takes
    And to me she a-really rates

    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    Reet Petite the finest girl you ever want to meet
    Reet Petite the finest girl you ever want to meet
    Reet Petite the finest girl you ever want to meet Writer/s: Berry Gordy Jr., Tyran Carlo
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Boots Stuck In The Middle Of The Night In My House It's Gonna Be So Sexy from NzIt means slang for good
  • Dave from DoncasterWhere im from reet means right as in thas reet
  • Graham Wing from Southend-on-seaOriginally from the film “the sweetest girl in town” look at the original Coral single! Reissues left off “from the film” making it look like it was part of the title
  • DjHe is saying "look-a-here", not lookabell.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn October 4, 1957, Jackie Wilson performed "Reet Petite (The Prettiest Girl You Ever Wanna Meet)" on the Dick Clark ABC-TV weekday-afternoon program 'American Bandstand'...
    Sixteen days later on Oct. 20th it entered Billboard's Top 100 chart at position #93, two weeks later it would peak at #62 {for 2 weeks} and it spent 10 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #6 on the United Kingson's National Music Express chart, twenty-nine years later in 1986 it re-entered the chart, and on December 21st, 1986 it peaked at #1 {for 4 weeks}...
    Between 1957 and 1972 he had fifty-four records on the Top 100 chart, six* made the Top 10 with his biggest hit being "Night", it peaked at #4 {for 2 weeks} on May 9th, 1960...
    His five other Top 10 records were "Lonely Teardrops" {#7 in 1959}, "Alone At Last" {#8 in 1960}, "My Empty Arms" {#9 in 1961}, and "Baby Workout" {#5 in 1963}, and "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher" {#6 in 1967}...
    Five of his fifty-four charted records were duets; two with Linda Hopkins, two with Count Basie, and one with LaVern Baker...
    Sadly, Jackie Wilson passed away on January 21st, 1984 at the young age of 49...
    May he R.I.P.
    * He just missed having a seventh Top 10 record when "Whispers (Gettin' Louder)" peaked at #11 in 1966.
  • Carol from Ipswich Uk, United StatesJackie was with Billy Wards Dominoes from 1953 to 1957. The song Reet Petite was featured in the film Corina Corina 1994 Regards Reet P.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Loudon Wainwright III

Loudon Wainwright IIISongwriter Interviews

"Dead Skunk" became a stinker for Loudon when he felt pressure to make another hit - his latest songs deal with mortality, his son Rufus, and picking up poop.

Chris Squire of Yes

Chris Squire of YesSongwriter Interviews

One of the most dynamic bass player/songwriters of his time, Chris is the only member of Yes who has been with the band since they formed in 1968.

Francis Rossi of Status Quo

Francis Rossi of Status QuoSongwriter Interviews

Doubt led to drive for Francis, who still isn't sure why one of Status Quo's biggest hits is so beloved.

Michelle Branch

Michelle BranchSongwriter Interviews

Michelle Branch talks about "Everywhere," "The Game Of Love," and her run-in with a Christian broadcasting network.

Brian Kehew: The Man Behind The Remasters

Brian Kehew: The Man Behind The RemastersSong Writing

Brian has unearthed outtakes by Fleetwood Mac, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Costello and hundreds of other artists for reissues. Here's how he does it.

Donny Osmond

Donny OsmondSongwriter Interviews

Donny Osmond talks about his biggest hits, his Vegas show, and the fan who taught him to take "Puppy Love" seriously.