A Little Bit of Soap The Jarmels
A Little Bit of Soap was written by Bert Bern. The Jarmels, in their bluesy style, took it to #12 in September 1961.
In 1963 A Little Bit of Soap became a huge hit in southeast Asia thanks to Sri Lankan musician Cliff Foenander and the Fabulous Echoes. It spent 25 weeks at number one in charts across southeast Asia.
It was then covered by the Exciters and Paul Davis. In 1978 it became a hit in Britain thanks to Showaddywaddy that peaked at #5. Showaddywaddy is a pop group from Leicester that specialize in revivals of hit songs. In 1979 it was again covered by Nigel Olsson.