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“Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” The Shirelles

The Shirelles, "Will You Love Me Tomorrow",

The Shirelles' recording of this Goffin-King song became the first by an all-girl group to reach number one. Uploaded by

“Tonight you’re mine, completely. You give your love so sweetly. Tonight the light of love is in your eyes.” With these words, songwriters Gerry Goffin and Carole King connected with every teenager, not just in 1960 but ever since. Because the last line went right to the heart: “But will you love me tomorrow?”

Shirelles, "Will You Love Me Tomorrow",

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King and Goffin had a way of doing that, writing many of the top pop songs of the 1960s before Carole went on to a successful solo career. It was the Shirelles fourth single, but the first to reach the top 30. And it did it in a big way, becoming the first song every by an all-girl group to go number one on the pop chart.

Rolling Stone ranked “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” at number 126 in the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. “So tell me now, and I won’t ask again – Will you still love me tomorrow?”

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  1. Great song, great memories, beautiful young women. That was a great era for music.