Baby Love by The Supremes

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The Supremes Baby Love

Motown Hits

The song “Baby Love” was beautifully sung by The Supremes and was a great example of early sixties Motown music. “Baby Love” was written by Lamont Dozier and the brothers Brian and Eddie Holland, who are among the  Motown songwriters and producers who helped to create and define the Motown sound. The song was an enormous international hit in 1964, going to the #1 spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, U.S. Cash Box R&B Singles Chart, U.S. Cash Box Pop Singles Chart, and #! on the U.K. Singles Chart. It went to #5 in Norway and #7 in The Netherlands. Diana Ross is on the lead vocals. Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson provided the background vocals and some ad-lib vocals. Instrumentation was by the fabulous Motown session musicians, the Funk Brothers. The footstomps are attributed to Mike Valvano.

Here are the lyrics to “Baby Love” by The Supremes:

“Oo oo

Baby love, my baby love
I need you, oh how I need you!
But all you do is treat me bad
Break my heart and leave me sad
Tell me, what did I do wrong?
To make you stay away so long

‘Cause baby love, my baby love
Been missing ya, miss kissing ya
Instead of breaking up
Let’s do some kissing and making up
Don’t throw our love away
In my arms why don’t you stay?
Need ya, need ya, baby love, oo oo baby love

Baby love, my baby love
Why must we separate, my love?
All of my whole life through
I never loved no one but you
Why you do me like you do?
I get this need oo ooo
Need to hold you, once again, my love
Feel your warm embrace, my love
Don’t throw our love away
Please don’t do me this way
Not happy like I used to be
Loneliness has got the best of me

My love, my baby love
I need you, oh how I need you!
Why you do me like you do?
After I’ve been true to you
So deep in love with you

Baby, baby, ’til it’s hurtin’ me
‘Til it’s hurtin’ me, oo oo baby love
Don’t throw our love away
Don’t throw our love away”

If you are interested in another song by The Supremes, please click here for “Stop! In The Name of Love.”

If you would like to hear some more of that early Motown sound, please click here to read “You Really Got a Hold on Me” by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles. This is on Pass the Paisley‘s sister site The Daily Doo Wop.

Check Out The Groove Pad for More 1960s Music

The Pass the Paisley Groove Pad is a resting stop, a place to chill out and listen to the featured song on the stereo. If the mood strikes you, click on the juke box to access and listen to the 40+ songs there. The TV has several channels, with selections updated twice a week. Every now and then, Pass the Paisley hosts an all-request of 1960s and 1970s songs for a Be-In at the juke box in the Groove Pad. Keep on truckin’. Hope you enjoyed “Baby Love” by The Supremes.

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  1. […] If you are interested in reading about and listening to another song by The Supremes, please click here for “Baby Love.” […]

  2. […] If you are interested in reading about and listening to another song by The Supremes, please click here for “Baby Love.” […]

  3. […] If you are interested in reading about and listening to other songs by The Supremes: “Stop in the Name of Love” and “Baby Love.” […]

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