My Baby Loves Me (Martha and the Vandellas song)

"My Baby Loves Me" is a 1966 soul standard by Martha Reeves but released under Martha and The Vandellas. None of the Vandellas are featured in this song. Instead, the background is sung by Motown's session group, The Andantes, and another legendary Motown group, The Four Tops. Co-written (with Sylvia Moy) and co-produced by William "Mickey" Stevenson & Ivy Jo Hunter, the song rose to #22 on Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and #3 on Billboard's Hot R&B singles chart.[1][2]

"My Baby Loves Me"
Single by Martha and the Vandellas
from the album Greatest Hits
B-side"Never Leave Your Baby's Side"
ReleasedJanuary 4, 1966
FormatVinyl record
RecordedHitsville USA (Studio A), Detroit, Michigan; August 23, 1965
Songwriter(s)William "Mickey" Stevenson, Ivy Jo Hunter and Sylvia Moy
Producer(s)William "Mickey" Stevenson and Ivy Jo Hunter
Martha and the Vandellas singles chronology
"You've Been in Love Too Long"
"My Baby Loves Me"
"What Am I Going to Do Without Your Love"

The song has the narrator sing of her lover and how much he loves and needs her. Reeves often refers to it as her favorite of all of her recordings. While it didn't appear on her group's regular studio albums, it would be put on their Greatest Hits album.[3]

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  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 378.
  2. ^ The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 6: 1966 [liner notes]. New York: Hip-O Select/Motown/Universal Records
  3. ^ "Greatest Hits [Motown] - Martha & the Vandellas | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-09-29.