Greatest Songs, #493: “Then He Kissed Me” by The Crystals

Year: 1963
Written by: Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, & Phil Spector
Billboard Hot 100: #6

  From Rolling Stone:

The original Crystals had cut “He Hit Me (and It Felt Like a Kiss)” for Spector, but a whole new set of Crystals made the follow-up, “He’s a Rebel.” The original lineup returned for this classic, often credited as the record where Spector perfected his towering Wall of Sound.