"Baby Love" is a 1964 song written by the songwriting team of Holland-Dozier-Holland and released by The Supremes from the Motown label. the song topped the Billboard pop singles chart in the United States from October 25, 1964 through November 21, 1964, and in the United Kingdom pop singles chart concurrently. Considered one of the most popular songs of the late 20th century, "Baby Love" was ranked #324 on the Rolling Stone list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Following the immense international success of "Where Did Our Love Go?" Holland-Dozier-Holland released the elementarily similar follow-up, "Baby Love" in September of 1964. The song became the second of five consecutive #1 hit singles for The Supremes by October 31, knocking Manfred Mann's "Do Wah Diddy" from Billboard's peak position on the pop chart. BabyLove was included on The Supremes' second studio album, 1964's "Where Did Our Love Go" and was later featured on the soundtrack to the 1975 film "Cooley High." It was nominated for the 1965 Grammy Award for Best Rhythm & Blues Recording, but lost to Nancy Wilson's "How Glad I Am."
Chart History Edit
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#1|
|U.S. Cashbox R&B Singles Chart||#1|
|U.K. Singles Chart||#1|