I may be dating myself , but the “Sheila Rule” is a little known principle that has guided record producers since the mid-1950s.
The rule states that, when all else fails for a recording artist or producer, record any song with a title including the name Sheila. It will be successful solely because Sheilas are inherently and magically charming .
Here is something interesting. Tommy Roe had an early 60s mega-hit with the song Pretty Sheila. But several years before, in 1957 I think, he recorded a stripped-down , garage-version of the same song for Judd records that I just found after searching for quite a while. Notice how Judd Records mispelled the name Sheila as Shelia.
Enjoy and all hail the “Sheila Rule.”
Ok, I confess. Sheila was my first love. I was 11.