Sarah Vaughan | Whatever Lola Wants
“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 reportedly 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.