Whatever Lola Wants

In my 23rd post for the  Blogging A to Z Challenge, I decided to feature an old song, a golden hit called ‘Whatever Lola Wants’. I first heard it, of all places, in a Magnum ice cream commercial on TV. It’s currently running on TV in Malaysia now, especially during  prime time. The song seems to fit the commercial exceedingly well. Anyway, the song was striking to me, so I searched for it on Google and Youtube.

W for ‘Whatever Lola Wants’

‘Whatever Lola Wants’ is sometimes called ‘Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets’. According to Wikipedia (LOL), the song was written way back in 1955 by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross for a musical play called ‘Damn Yankees’. In the musical, the song is sung by Lola, the Devil’s assistant. ‘Whatever Lola Wants’ is track #8 on the album Golden Hits.

The lyrics made me laugh – Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets. So, it’s pointless to resist. Just give in. Ahahaahahah. You might as well just lie down (and die). Hahahahahah… You are a goner. 😉

The Lyrics

Whatever Lola wants

Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets
And little man, little Lola wants you
Make up your mind to have (make up your mind to have)
No regrets (no regrets)
Recline yourself, resign yourself, you’re through

I always get what I aim for
And your heart and soul is what I came for
Whatever Lola wants (Lola wants), Lola gets (Lola gets)
Take off your coat, don’t you know you can’t win
(Can’t win, you’ll never, never win)
You’re no exception to the rule
I’m irresistible you fool
Give in (Give in, you’ll never win)

Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets

I always get what I aim for
And your heart and soul is what I came for
Whatever Lola wants (Lola wants), Lola gets (Lola gets)
Take off your coat, don’t you know you can’t win
(Can’t win, you’ll never, never win)
You’re no exception to the rule
I’m irresistible you fool
Give in (give in, you’ll never win)
Give in (give in, you’ll never win)
Give in.

Songwriters
RICHARD ADLER, JERRY ROSS

Singer for the version featured in the following videos
Della Reese

The videos

Youtube video with original song:

Youtube video showing the ‘Celebrating 25 Years of Magnum’ commercial featuring the song:

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About khorhmin

Khor Hui Min thinks of life as a continuous learning process and believes in a healthy balance in work and life. She is a freelance writer, who is active in publishing poems and short stories. She moonlights as a facepainter for the Malaysian Nature Society, and also enjoys creating and carving pottery. She has a Bachelor of Computer Science and Master of Science (Environmental Science). You can read more of her writing at https://projectprose.wordpress.com/ and https://huiminskitchen.wordpress.com/
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2 Responses to Whatever Lola Wants

  1. Love this song, and the commercial is funny. How do you bite into a frozen ice cream bar and make it look sexy instead of awkward!?!

  2. khorhmin says:

    I would like to know the secret to that too 😉

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