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Published on Sep 26, 2008
"The Girl Can't Help It," sung by Little Richard was released in December 1956, and was the title song to one of the first great rock and roll movies (The Girl Can't Help It, starring Jayne Mansfield). The song peaked at #49 on the Billboard Top 100 singles chart, made it to #7 on the USA R&B chart, and went to #9 in the UK. It was included on the Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time at #413.
"The Girl Can't Help It" was composed by songwriter Bobby Troup (also known for "Route 66"), and was not originally written as a rock song. Fats Domino was originally lined up to record the track.