Do I Love You? (The Ronettes song)

"Do I Love You?" is a song written by Phil Spector, Pete Andreoli and Vini Poncia. It was recorded by American girl group The Ronettes in 1964 and released on their debut album Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes.

"Do I Love You?"
Do I Love You - The Ronettes.jpg
Single by The Ronettes
from the album Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes
B-side"Bebe and Susu"
ReleasedJune 1964 (1964-06)
Format7-inch single
GenrePop
Length2:56
LabelPhilles
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Phil Spector
The Ronettes singles chronology
"(The Best Part of) Breakin' Up"
(1964)
"Do I Love You?"
(1964)
"Walking in the Rain"
(1964)

Matthew Greenwald of AllMusic stated that it is lyrically "about preteen romance and devotion" built around "a funky and elegant guitar/keyboard riff".[1] The song has been covered by the bands The Symbols, Jay and the Americans, and Flamin' Groovies.[2]

ReleaseEdit

The single peaked at number 34 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on August 1, 1964,[3] becoming the group's fourth consecutive top forty hit on the chart and faring slightly better than their previous single "(The Best Part of) Breakin' Up". It also reached number 35 on the UK Singles Chart and stayed on the chart for four weeks.[4]

ChartsEdit

Chart (1964) Peak
position
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[5] 14
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 35
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 34
US Cash Box[7] 36

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Do I Love You? - The Ronettes – Song Info". AllMusic. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Do I Love You? - The Ronettes – Cover Songs". AllMusic. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  3. ^ "The Hot 100 - The week of August 1, 1964". Billboard. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 4717." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  6. ^ "The Ronettes Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 8/01/64". Cash Box magazine. Retrieved 19 January 2019.

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