[–] cynicaloldfart 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

This was re-written by Farrell and Russell, who started out as Brill Building songwriters and each had a seperate,major history as songwriters of many 60's hits. "My Girl Sloopy" was first recorded by L.A.-based The Vibrations in 1964 for Atlantic Records. In April 1965 the song became a local hit in the Pacific Northwest in a cover version by James Henry & The Olympics (Jerden Records), but it was quickly eclipsed in August when the Indiana pop group The McCoys released their iconic retitled version.

Here's more on this and the McCoys popular version.

[–] ScreaminMime [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Damn, someone was determined to make this song a hit!

[–] ScreaminMime [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I always thought it was the McCoys!