The song “Sweet Nothin’s” was written by Ronnie Self, who also wrote “I’m Sorry” and “Everybody Loves Me But You, ” which Lee also recorded. In 1959, Little Miss Dynamite had charting success with the “Sweet Nothin’s,” having it go to #4 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the U.K. singles chart, #12 on the U.S. R&B chart, and #25 in Australia.
Brenda Lee was born Brenda Mae Tarpley in Atlanta, Georgia, on December 11, 1944. She began her career in the music business in 1955 and has kept going through the decades. She has sung in a variety of styles, including rock and roll, pop, rockabilly, country, and gospel. Because she was only 4′ 9″ tall, she was given the nickname Little Miss Dynamite after she recorded the song “Dynamite.” She remains active with the Country Music Hall of Fame.