EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #419: “BABY, I NEED YOUR LOVING”- O.C. SMITH

O.C. Smith* - Baby I Need Your Loving / San Francisco Is A Lonely Town  (1970, Vinyl) | Discogs

Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970-#418: “Baby, I Need Your Loving”- O.C. Smith. August 22, 1970.

  • Single: “Baby, I Need Your Loving”- O.C. Smith
  • Record Company- Columbia
  • Genre: R&B
  • Written by Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland
  • Time: 2:55
  • B-side:”San Francisco Is A Lonely Town”
  • Album-La La Peace Song
  • Grade: C
  • Peaked at #52 10 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.

“Baby, I Need Your Loving” was the first big hit by The Four Tops- reaching #11 in 1964. Johnny Rivers took a more uptempo version to #3 in 1967. O.C. Smith was an R&B singer born in Louisiana and raised in Los Angeles. He had 10 Hot 100 singles from 1968-74- his biggest hit being “Little Green Apples” #2 1968. He died in 2001 at the age of 69.

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