Shout (Isley Brothers song)

Shout (Isley Brothers song)

:"For other uses of the term, see "Shout"Infobox Single
Name = Shout!

Artist = The Isley Brothers
from Album = Shout!
Released = September 21, 1959
A-side = Shout - part 1
B-side = Shout - part 2
Format = 7" single
Recorded = August 5, 1959, RCA Victor's Music Center Of The World, New York, 1959
Genre = Soul, rock and roll
Length = 4:22
Label = RCA
Writer = Rudolph Isley
Ronald Isley
O'Kelly Isley, Jr.
Producer = Hugo & Luigi
Chart position =
*#47 (US Pop Singles)
Last single = "I'm Gonna Knock At Your Door"
This single = "Shout!"
Next single = "Respectable"

"Shout" is a popular and influential popular song, originally recorded by The Isley Brothers. Released in 1959, it was written by the brothers themselves as a call-and-response answer to Jackie Wilson's seminal "Lonely Teardrops" which they interpreted after performing that exact song during a club date.

While the song didn't reach higher than #47 on the Billboard Hot 100, it became their first gold single on the basis of its longevity and became a much-covered tune for them, with many U.S. and international artists re-recording the song thereafter. The song was inducted to the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.

The song ranked #118 on "Rolling Stone"'s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list.


*Lead vocals by Ronald Isley
*Background vocals by O'Kelly Isley, Jr. and Rudolph Isley


*Only a few months after The Isleys' original version came out, "Shout!" became the first major hit for pioneering Australian rocker Johnny O'Keefe, reaching #3 on the local charts in November 1959.
*It was also a hit for US band Joey Dee and the Starliters in 1962.
*The song was covered by The Shangri-Las on their first album.
*The Scottish singer Lulu covered part 1 of the song for her first single release in 1964 when she was only 15 years old. When it was released in the spring of 1964, it became a smash hit and launched Lulu on the road to stardom. "Shout" went on to take the British Singles Chart by storm and finally reached No. 7.
*The Beatles also featured part 2 of the song in their stage act, and an appearance on "Ready Steady Go!" in 1964. The version that was recorded for the "Ready Steady Go!" program was released on "The Beatles Anthology 1" in 1995. Interestingly, it appears to be one of the few songs, if not the only one, where all four Beatles share the lead vocals.
* The song was covered by the US band Question Mark and the Mysterians.
*The song achieved additional popularity in the cover version performed by the fictional band Otis Day and the Knights in the 1978 movie "Animal House". Though Day's voice was dubbed, both the musical and visual performances were unforgettable, and a record release also became a hit.
*"Shout!" was also recorded by Whoopi Goldberg and included on the soundtrack of the movie Sister Act (1992).
*Motown legends the Temptations performed the song on many occasions in the early 60's.
*The song was performed by Girls Aloud' member Nicola Roberts during "Popstars: The Rivals".
*The song has become a popular live-cover song for Green Day, which they perform exclusively at gigs. The transition to the song is often made during the breakdown section of "King For A Day", a Green Day original song that shares many similarities with "Shout".
*The band Bon Jovi also performs a segment of the song "Shout" at their live shows incorporated with their own song "Bad Medicine", usually performed towards the end of their main set, before the encore.
*The song was covered by Shabnam Paryani, an ex-housemate from the UK television show Big Brother 2007 in October 2007.
*Tom Petty covered this song in his first live album ""
*A live-cover of the song was released by Billy Joel on his album "My Lives"
* Was covered by Joan Jett on the album Bad Reputation.
*MXPX covered "Shout" and made a video for the song that is included on the 2003 DVD re-release of Animal House.
*Panic At The Disco end their show on the Rock Band Live Tour with this song.

In the media

*The song would go on to be the theme song in commercials for the Shout brand of detergent.
*It was also used as a song in Australian children's program "Play School".
*It was the basis for the ABC TV network jingles for 1989 and 1990 seasons.
*A version of "Shout" is also played at the home games of the Buffalo Bills football team each time the Bills score, using the traditional "Let's Go Buffalo".
*The song is also featured during many college football games. "Shout!" is played at the end of the third quarter at the home games of the Purdue Boilermakers.
*More recently, the original version was remixed by Matter Music for a memorable sequence in the 2005 blockbuster film "Wedding Crashers".

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