Jackie Wilson – Reet Petite – Official Music Video. The song was written by Berry Gordy, Gwen Gordy Fuqua and Roquel “Billy” Davis. It was released in 1957 reaching number 62 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in September 1957 in United States. The single was reissued in 1986 – three years after Wilson’s death – following the showing of a clay animation video (directed by animation studio Giblets) on the BBC documentary series Arena. It went to number 1 on the singles charts in the U.K., Netherlands and Ireland and reached top ten in the charts in many other countries, including Germany and New Zealand.