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Billboard #1 Hits: #108: “My Guy”- Mary Wells. May 16, 1964. #1 for 2 weeks.

  • Single: “My Guy”- Mary Wells
  • Record Company -Motown
  • Genre: Soul
  • Written by Smokey Robinson
  • Time-2:54
  • B:side:-“Oh Little Boy {What Did You Do To Me}
  • Album- Mary Wells Sings My Guy
  • Grade- A
  • Peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, #5 on UK Singles Chart- #1 in Australia and New Zealand.

Written and produced by Smokey Robinson- “My Guy” was Mary Wells biggest hit- she had a dozen Top 40 hits- most of which came before “My Guy.” She was The Beatles favorite American singer- and they took her on one of their tours of the UK. She would have a troubled career and life- Motown screwed her over- imagine Berry Gordy doing that to anyone…. and she also had two failed marriages, drug problems and finally cancer. She died in 1992 at the age of 49. At her funeral Smokey Robinson gave a eulogy.

4 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #108: ‘MY GUY”- MARY WELLS- MAY 16, 1964

    • The ones to me that wore thin were The Supremes- those Holland-Dozier-Holland songs started to all sound the same. Of course it was money in the bank.

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