"Just a little pop song." ~Ian McLagan, keyboardist of Small Faces
The band's fourth single, released this day May 6, 1966,
"Hey Girl" was the first hit single written exclusively by Small Faces
(Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane).
B-side "Almost Grown
"Hey Girl" was released just days before the album Small Faces - Small Faces (1966) was released. Ultimately it was not included and can instead be found on their 1967 compilation album From the Beginning.
The "Hey Girl" single made its chart start at No.23. Within two weeks, it was starting a two-week stay at No.10, while Small Faces enjoyed no fewer than five consecutive weeks at No.3. The LP spent 12 weeks in a row in the Top 10, through to August.
Discover more and watch special performances of Small Faces "Hey Girl":
Hey! Hey! It's alright!