Then He Kissed Me

Album: Today's Hits (1963)
Charted: 2 6
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  • Well, he walked up to me and he asked me if I wanted to dance
    He looked kinda nice and so I said I might take a chance
    When he danced he held me tight
    And when he walked me home that night
    All the stars were shining bright
    And then he kissed me

    Each time I saw him I couldn't wait to see him again
    I wanted to let him know that he was more than a friend
    I didn't know just what to do
    So I whispered I love you
    He said that he loved me too
    And then he kissed me

    He kissed me in a way that I've never been kissed before
    He kissed me in a way that I want to be kissed forevermore

    I knew that he was mine so I gave him all the love that I had
    And one day he took me home to meet his mom and his dad
    Then he asked me to be his bride
    And always be right by his side
    I felt so happy I almost cried
    And then he kissed me

    Then he asked me to be his bride
    And always be right by his side
    I felt so happy I almost cried
    And then he kissed me
    And then he kissed me
    And then he kissed me
    And then he kissed me Writer/s: Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phillip Spector
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 15

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1963 {October 10th} "Then He Kissed Me"* by the Crystals peaked at #2 {for 2 weeks} on United Kingdom's Official Top 50 Singles* chart, for the two weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for both those weeks was "Do You Love Me?" by Brian Poole and the Tremeloes...
    "Then He Kissed Me" reached #6 on the U.S. Billboard's Top 100 chart...
    Between 1962 and 1964 the New York City quartet had four records on the UK Singles chart, two made the Top 10 with the above "Then He kissed Me" being their biggest hit...
    Besides "Then He Kissed Me", their other Top 10 record was "Da Doo Run Run (When He Walked Me Home)" {#5 in 1963}...
    Their two other Top 50 records were "He's A Rebel" {#19 in 1962} and "I Wonder" {#36 in 1964}...
    Dolores Brooks, lead singer on "Then He Kissed Me", celebrated her 73rd birthday four months ago on June 20th, 2020...
    And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of the UK Singles' Top 10 on October 10th, 1963:
    At #3. "She Loves You" by the Beatles
    #4. "If I Had A Hammer" by Trini Lopez
    #5. "Blue Bayou"/"Mean Woman Blues" by Roy Orbison
    #6. "Shindig" by the Shadows
    #7. "The First Time" by Adam Faith
    #8. "It's All In The Game" by Cliff Richard
    #9. "Applejack" by Jet Harris and Tony Meenan
    #10. "Wishing" by Buddy Holly
  • Aiken Nutz from Tahlequah Ok"Then He Kissed Me" is a classic in rock & roll history! It begins with the solitary guitar then the percussion & castinets---then the orchestra and booming drums! Sacre bleu !!!
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 22, 1989, Juice Newton performed "(And) Then He Kissed Me" and "I'm Only Walkin'" on the Dick Clark ABC-TV network Saturday-afternoon program 'American Bandstand'...
    Both songs were included on her fourth and final RCA album, 'Ain't Gonna Cry'...
    "(And) Then He Kissed Me" was track five and "I'm Only Walkin'" was track six, the first track was "When Love Comes Around The Bend", peaked #40 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart...
    Between 1976 and 1989 she had twenty-six records on the Hot Country Singles chart; nine made the Top 10 with four* reaching #1, "The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known)" for 1 week in 1982, "You Make Me Want to Make Your Mine" for 1 week in 1985, "Hurt" for 1 week in 1985, and "Both To Each Other (Friends & Lovers)" {with Eddie Rabbit} for 1 week in 1986...
    Juice Newton, born Judy Kay Newton, will celebrate her 66th birthday this coming February 18th, 2018...
    * She just missed having a fifth #1 record when her covered version of Brenda Lee's "Break It To Me Gently" peaked at #2 in 1982.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 11th 1963, "Then He Kissed Me" by the Crystals entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #71; and on September 8th, 1963 it peaked at #6 {for 3 weeks} and spent 12 weeks on the Top 100...Between 1961 and 1964 the Brooklyn quartet had eight Top 100 records; three made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, "He's A Rebel" for one week on October 28th, 1962...The girls just missed having a fourth Top 10 record when "He's Sure the Boy I Love" peaked at #11 {for 2 weeks} on February 10th, 1963.
  • Randy from Fayettevile, ArBack in 1963 I bought this single because it sounded so cool & had a gigantic sound on the car radios of the time (no stereos!!). I soon learned it was called "The Wall of Sound" from producer Phil Spector. Over the decades my music tastes changed to hard rock & punk rock & other things later. Growing up changes your tastes too. Recently, I heard this song again on a Siriux Radio oldies show. It brought back such memories of good times and old girlfriends. I bought "The Best of The Crystals" recently on ABKCO Records' CD which is all mono tracks - the way Spector intended "The Wall of Sound" to be heard. Some fans argue that the stereo versions convey a more gigantic sound than the original mono, but I don't really know if it does. Listening to any Spector "Wall of Sound" hit sounds different when using head-phones than without them. I think I hear a more gigantic sound without using headphones - stereo OR mono. The intro of "Then He Kissed Me" starts out simple with the guitar, then vocals and the drums echo, and the orchestra comes in later and the whole ensemble is up and reeling & rocking aat FULL TILT!! In a similar fashion, The Ronettes' first 2 hits (Be My Baby & Baby, I Love You) start simple then everything else starts in & all hell breaks loose. Love it!
  • Elmer H from Westville, OkWhat a fantastic hit for The Crystals in 1963. Spector's Wall-of-Sound production really sent this recording into the national Top Ten. I wonder if it ever earned a Gold Record? Even if it didn't, the song brings back a lot of good memories for me in high school. There's also a stereo version on CD out there because I heard it on an oldies station. Even though the original mono recording is a blast, the stereo version impresses too. The intro then the big build-up to orchestration is truly awesome in any version! This hit and "Baby I Love You" by The Ronettes both have awesome productions by Spector. Some of the CD mono versions really could stand a digital remastering though.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, Ny Because of this web address I always believed that this song's original title was "He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss)???
  • John from Eugene, OrEllie Greenwich also wrote one of Phil Spector's most famous hits, a recording which Brian Wilson use to play when he started each day, "Be My Baby". Good bye Ellie and thank you for all those great songs you & Jeff Barry wrote (and Phil).
  • John from Wells, MeBelow is the saddest news I've heard in a long time. I have loved ELLIE forever it seems. I would gaze at the tiny sepia photograph of her on the back of LET IT BE WRITTEN, LET IT BE SUNG for the better part of a summer's day. Her voice was so sweet I was positively enraptured by it. It sounds silly, but I can't believe it. I never thought I'd have to deal with such heartbreak.
  • Teresa from Mechelen, BelgiumEllie Greenwich died on August 26 at the age of 68. Thanks for your talent, for the "Symphonies for the kids" you wrote with Jeff Barry and Phil Spector. R.I.P.
  • Jon from Redding, CtThen She Kissed Me was preformed by Bruce Springsteen @ the bottom line as well
  • Jon from Oakridge, OrWho else did a cover of this. Some other female vocalists like a Diana Ross or Aretha Franklin sound alike.
  • Dee from Indianapolis, InGreat song!!! Simple and to the point. You gotta love oldies. This song appears in "Adventures in Babysitting" as well.
  • Teresa from Mechelen, BelgiumThis is one of my favorites song of The Crystals.
    It has a nice intro and you can immediately recognize the song. A great performance of Phil Spector, perfect as always. "Wall of Sound" mmm.
  • Joe from Oswego, NyThis song was used in entrance scene to the Copacabana in the movie "Goodfellas".
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