Winner of seven Tony Awards when it debuted on Broadway in 1956, Damn Yankees marked the second consecutive Best Musical win for the composers Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. "Whatever Lola Wants" is among the best known songs from this stage show. The plot of Damn Yankees centers on a Faustian bargain made by a fan of the baseball team, the Washington Senators, for his team to beat the NY Yankees and win the World Series.
Damn Yankees features 24 tracks. Tracks 1-12 contain the background tracks and guide vocals; tracks 13-24 contain the accompaniment tracks alone. All tracks are re-recorded by professional singers and are in the original show tempos and keys.