03 Feb

“He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss)” – The Crystals

1962… Marilyn Monroe goes, Spider-Man appears, and JFK promises the world a man on the moon by the end of the decade.

And Phil Spector produces a song by Carole King and Gerry Goffin for that superpower of early ’60s girl groups, The Crystals.

He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss) is, well, an interesting ride. The title pretty much says it all, there ain’t no surprises here. Well, maybe the only surprise is that it’s not the theme song for the Lifetime channel. Oh, zing!

Here’s two takes on it, the 1962 original, and a cover by The Motels from the 1980s.

So pucker up, buttercup…