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"He's So Fine" is a 1963 song written by Ronald Mack and recorded by girl-group, The Chiffons. It was on the Billboard Top 100 charts twice, once in March, then again in April; on its second go-round, it became a number one smash. It was The Chiffons' first number one hit and is featured on many compilation albums and CDs. The Chiffons re-recorded it in the late 1970s with a slightly faster tempo, and more bass than the original.

The original version of "He's So Fine" was produced by The Tokens (of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" fame) and featured Carole King on piano.

George Harrison was ordered to pay $587,000 to Bright Tunes Music (the owners of the song's copyright) in 1976, after a judge found him guilty of "subconscious" plagiarism of "He's So Fine" in regard to his 1971 hit "My Sweet Lord". The Chiffons would later record "My Sweet Lord" to capitalize on the publicity generated by the lawsuit.

"He's So Fine" also made the pop charts in cover versions by country singer Jody Miller in 1971 (also a top 10 country and adult-contemporary success) and Jane Olivor in 1979.

"He's So Fine" by The Chiffons is featured on the soundtrack album to the 1979 film Quadrophenia.




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