Release date: 20 November 1995

Single by The Isley Brothers
from the album Shout!
A-side Shout - part 1
B-side Shout - part 2
Released September 21, 1959
Format 7" single
Recorded August 5, 1959, RCA Victor's Music Center Of The World, New York, 1959
Genre Rock and roll
Length 2:15 (part 1)
2:10 (part 2)
Label RCA
Writer(s) Rudolph Isley
Ronald Isley
O'Kelly Isley, Jr.
Producer Hugo & Luigi
The Isley Brothers singles chronology
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"Shout" is an 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 song during a club date.

While the song did not 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, with many U.S. and international artists recording the song. Just one month after the initial release Johnny O'Keefe covered it in his Australian TV show Six O'Clock Rock reaching #3 in Australia. He re-recorded the song in 1964, but it was only a minor hit. Joey Dee and the Starlighters reached #6 with their recording of the song in 1962, while the Isley Brothers' version re-charted that same year at #94. Scottish pop singer Lulu had a #7 UK hit with the song in 1964 (attributed to Lulu and the Luvvers), and a #8 UK hit with a re-recorded version in 1986. The Shangri-Las included a version of the song in their debut LP Leader of the Pack in 1965. Tommy James and the Shondells recorded a version of the song on their 1967 album, I Think We're Alone Now. The song, as performed by Otis Day and the Knights, was also prominently featured in the 1978 comedy film National Lampoon's Animal House. To this day, the song is regularly performed at Dartmouth College, the Ivy League institution in Hanover, New Hampshire upon which the Animal House story was based. The 1959 original by the Isley Brothers appeared in the 1982 comedy film Diner. Alvin and the Chipmunks covered the song for their 1996 album Club Chipmunk: The Dance Mixes with Simon providing the lead vocals. The song was also played by English band The Beatles and put on the album released in 1996, Anthology 1. American pop rock group Bon Jovi has also covered this song live preceded by "Bad Medicine".

The song was inducted to the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. It ranked #118 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list.

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