Chapel of Love by The Dixie Cups

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Chapel of Love by The Dixie Cups

The Dixie Cups Chapel of Love

Doo Wop Pop

The Song “Chapel of Love” was written by the prolific trio of Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, and Phil Spector. Although The Blossoms had originally recorded in April 1963, it was never released. The Dixie Cups had a big hit with it a year later, when their version of  “Chapel of Love” went to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, #1 in Canada, and #22 in the U.K. The cover by The Dixie Cups was the debut release of Red Bird Records, which combined the production and business talentsof Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, and George Goldner. At the time in 1964, The Beatles were taking over the U.S. charts, but “Chapel of Love” took them out of the #1 spot for a little bit. American R&B was going strong. The version by The Dixie Cups sold more than one million copies and earned an RIAA gold record. The song is on Rolling Stone’s list of The “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.” There have been numerous covers, including ones by Bette Midler, The Beach Boys, The Ronettes, and Elton John. The Dixie Cups were from New Orleans and the group consisted of were Barbara Ann and Rosa Lee Hawkins as well as their cousin Joan Marie Johnson.

Here are the lyrics for “Chapel of Love” by The Dixie Cups:

“Goin’ to the chapel and we’re gonna get married
Goin’ to the chapel and we’re gonna get married
Gee, I really love you and we’re gonna get married
Goin’ to the chapel of love

Spring is here, the sky is blue, whoa oh oh
Birds all sing as if they knew
Today’s the day we’ll say, “I do”
And we’ll never be lonely anymore because we’re

Goin’ to the chapel and we’re gonna get married
Goin’ to the chapel and we’re gonna get married
Gee, I really love you and we’re gonna get married
Goin’ to the chapel of love

Bells will ring, the sun will shine, whoa oh oh
I’ll be his and he’ll be mine
We’ll love until the end of time
And we’ll never be lonely anymore because we’re

Goin’ to the chapel and we’re gonna get married
Goin’ to the chapel and we’re gonna get married
Gee, I really love you and we’re gonna get married
Goin’ to the chapel of love

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Goin’ to the chapel of love
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Goin’ to the chapel of love”

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