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Shirley Ellis

Shirley Ellis (Shirley Marie O'Garra, 19 January 1929 – 5 October 2005) was an American soul music singer and songwriter of Carribean origin. She is best known for her novelty hits "The Nitty Gritty" (1963) (US no. 8), "The Name Game" (1964) (US no. 3) and "The Clapping Song" (1965) (US no. 8 and UK no. 6). "The Clapping Song" sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. By 1954 she had written two songs which were recorded by The Chords. Read more on

Shirley Ellis has 4 songs that have been featured in movies like Because of Winn-Dixie, Dogfight, Scratch and Step Up 2: The Streets. What is your favorite song by Shirley Ellis?


Songs from Shirley Ellis

The Clapping Song
The Clapping Song (Clap Pat Clap Slap)