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I remember seeing the movie, Damn Yankees when I was very young. Most of the movies that came on television - or at least of lot of them - were musicals. This song and this performance left no impression on me. I didn't even remember it until I was checking out Ella Fitzgerald on youtube and came across her rendition of it. I then, in my fashion, I searched for other versions of the song and came across the original. If you see it, the woman is pretty freaky looking in terms of her movements and "dancing" and her voice. It's a comedy, I suppose. I understand Bob Fosse choreographed her scene. It was weird. I posted the original video at the lower part of the page.
But, anyway, Ella fan that I am, I loved the song and needed to sing it.
Hope you enjoy it.
"Whatever Lola Wants" is a popular song, sometimes rendered as "Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets". The music and words were written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross for the 1955 musical play Damn Yankees. The song is sung by Lola, the Devil's assistant, a part originated by Gwen Verdon, who reprised the role in the film. The saying was inspired by Lola Montez, an Irish-born "Spanish dancer" and mistress of King Ludwig I of Bavaria, who later became a San Francisco Gold Rush vamp.