Then He Kissed Me” is a song written by Phil Spector, Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry. The song, produced by Spector, was initially released as a single on Philles Records (#115) in July 1963 by The Crystals. It is a narrative of a young woman’s encounter, romance, and eventual marriage with a fellow youth.
The single is one of The Crystals’ most remembered songs. It was recorded at Gold Star Studios in Los Angeles in April 1963.The lead vocal was sung by Dolores “LaLa” Brooks, the arrangement of The Wrecking Crew‘s Wall of Sound was by Jack Nitzscheand Larry Levine was the engineer. In the United States the single peaked at number six and in the United Kingdom the single peaked at number two. The single was The Crystals’ third single to chart in the top ten in the United States and their second to reach the top ten in the United Kingdom. The song was also a major hit in the Republic of Ireland, reaching number three in the charts there.