What's the Matter with You Baby
|"What's the Matter with You Baby"|
|Single by Marvin Gaye and Mary Wells|
|from the album Together|
|A-side||"Once Upon a Time"|
|Recorded||Hitsville USA, Detroit, Michigan; 1963|
|Genre||Rhythm and blues|
|Songwriter(s)||William "Mickey" Stevenson|
The song, written by William "Mickey" Stevenson, Clarence Paul, and Barney Ales and produced by Stevenson, has Gaye and Wells going back and forth with Gaye apologizing to Wells for leaving her behind for someone else begging Wells to give him one more chance.
At first, Wells says taking Gaye back would "hurt (her) pride" and that she cannot let him take her out for the night but after Gaye pleads for Wells to come back to him, Wells relents but still passes on him taking her out for the night.