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Shirelles' "Soldier Boy" Hits No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

May 5, 1962 - Hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 today is “Soldier Boy,” by The Shirelles. The song’s lyrics are a profession of love for a soldier in which the singer promises to remain true to him while he is away. “Soldier Boy” was written by Luther Dixon and Florence Greenberg.


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