(Baby) You Don't Have to Tell Me

"(Baby) You Don't Have to Tell Me" (often written "You Don't Have to Tell Me") is a song by New York songwriter Pete Antell (formerly of the American pop group The Chants) and first recorded by singer Bobby Coleman. The obscure[2] song was later recorded and released by the American pop group the Walker Brothers as their sixth single in 1966. The accompaniment was directed by Reg Guest.

"(Baby) You Don't Have to Tell Me"
Baby Your Don't Have to Tell Me sleeve.jpeg
Single by The Walker Brothers
from the album The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
  • "My Love Is Growing"
  • "Young Man Cried"
ReleasedJuly 1966[1]
Format7-inch single
Songwriter(s)Pete Antell
Producer(s)Reg Guest
The Walker Brothers singles chronology
"'I Need You'"
"(Baby) You Don't Have to Tell Me"
"Another Tear Falls"

"(Baby) You Don't Have to Tell Me" was a modest hit for the Walker Brothers, spending eight weeks on the UK Singles Chart and peaking at number 13.[3] In comparison to their previous three singles, each of which made the top three, the single was a disappointment and marked the beginning of the group's popular decline. Despite the single's underperformance, Portrait, the group's second album, was released at the same time was much more popular, reaching number three on the UK Albums Chart.[3]

In most territories the single was backed with "My Love Is Growing", a song co-written by Scott Walker's former musical partner John Stewart. In the US the single was backed by a Scott Walker-John Franz original, "Young Man Cried".

Track listingEdit

Philips - BF 1497
1."(Baby) You Don't Have to Tell Me"Pete Antell2:28
2."My Love Is Growing"J. Stewart, R. Van Leeuwen2:22
Smash Records - S-2048[4]
1."(Baby) You Don't Have to Tell Me"Pete Antell2:28
2."Young Man Cried"Scott Engel, John Franz2:33

Chart positionsEdit

Chart (1966) Peak
Dutch Top 40[5] 37
Germany Media Control singles chart[6] 21
UK Singles Chart[3] 13


  1. ^ "45cat - The Walker Brothers - (Baby) You Don't Have To Tell Me / My Love Is Growing - Philips - UK - BF 1497". 45cat. Retrieved 2014-10-11.
  2. ^ Williams, Lewis (2006). Scott Walker - The Rhymes of Goodbye (1st ed.). London: Plexus. p. 33. ISBN 0-85965-395-1.
  3. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 589/590. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  4. ^ "45cat - The Walker Brothers - (Baby) You Don't Have To Tell Me / Young Man Cried - Smash - USA - S-2048". 45cat. Retrieved 2014-09-20.
  5. ^ "Discografie The Walker Brothers". 2003-2012 Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-10-26.
  6. ^ "musicline.de - The Walker Brothers: Single-Chartverfolgung". PHONONET GmbH. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2012-10-26.