“Good Golly, Miss Molly” is one of those songs that no one seems to mind when a …
Written by megarock on January 13, 2018
“Good Golly, Miss Molly” is one of those songs that no one seems to mind when a band just breaks into it. It is a classic Rock and Roll song.
Little Richard first recorded it in 1956 but it wasn’t released as a single until January 13, 1958. It was actually the 17th single that Little Richard released. The song was written by John Marascalco and legendary producer Robert “Bumps” Blackwell.
Even though Little Richard recorded it first, it was also recorded by The Valiant’s and produced by Blackwell. and released in 1957.
Little Richard’s version hit #10 on the Billboard pop charts. It was only the 4th time he had made the top ten. However, on the R & B charts, the song made it to #4. It was the 14th time Little Richard had a top 10 song on that chart.
Like all his early hits, it quickly became a rock ‘n’ roll standard and has subsequently been covered by hundreds of artists. The song is ranked #94 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Here is a video of Little Richard playing the song. If anyone ever wants to see some of the early roots of Rock, show them this video. And thank “Bumps!”