Billboard #1 Hits: #120: “Baby Love”- The Supremes. October 31, 1964. #1 for 4 weeks.

  • Single: “Baby Love”- The Supremes
  • Record Company- Motown
  • Genre: Pop, R&B
  • Written by Holland-Dozier- Holland
  • Time: 2:36
  • B-side:”Ask Any Girl”
  • Album- Where Did Our Love Go
  • Grade: A
  • Peaked at #1 for 4 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. Also went to #1 on the UK Singles chart.

The Supremes went to #1 in late August with their first huge hit “Where Did Our Love Go”- two months later they go to #1 with the follow up “Baby Love.”- almost two months after that at the end of December they would have their 3rd #1 of 1964 with ‘Come See About Me.” 1964 a big year for The Beatles and The Supremes who together had 9 #1 hits- The Beatles six, The Supremes three. The Supremes with ‘Baby Love” became the first Motown act to have more than one #1 hit. In the end they would have a dozen. “Baby Love” was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rhythm and Blues Recording. Rolling Stone magazine ranked it at #324 on their 500 Greatest Songs ever list.

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