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A Little Bit Of Soap By Brian Harris…

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"A Little Bit of Soap", written by Bert Berns (aka Bert Russell), was a song, first sung in a bluesy soul style by The Jarmels, who reached #12 with it in September 1961.

The song has been covered many times since. The Exciters' version charted at #58 on Billboard Hot 100 in February 1966. Paul Davis's rendition reached #52 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1970, while Nigel Olsson's version hit #34 in June 1979. Both Davis and Olsson used ballad arrangements. The song was a great success in Britain in the 1978 version by Showaddywaddy, peaking at #5 in UK Singles Chart in July 1978.

While the song was a minor hit in the United States all three times it was released, it reached the Top Ten on the Canadian charts, and Top Twenty in Australia in 1970 for Davis.[1] It was his first charting single release.

"A Little Bit of Soap" was a huge hit in southeast Asia when the Hong Kong-based group Cliff Foenander and The Fabulous Echoes released it as a single. It spent 25 weeks at number 1 in top ten charts in 1963 in southeast Asia.[2] Foenander and The Fabulous Echoes also sang the hit in Las Vegas USA in 1964. It made Cliff Foenander a household name in South Asia: Radio Ceylon, the oldest radio station in South Asia, played the number one hit across the Indian subcontinent.[2]

Daniel Johnston also covered it, while De La Soul sampled it for a different song with the same name.

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