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The One Who Really Loves You

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Released  September 1962
Studio  Hitsville USA
Release date  September 1962
Genre  Soul music
Recorded  1961-62
Artist  Mary Wells
Label  Motown/Universal Records
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The One Who Really Loves You (1962)  Two Lovers and Other Great Hits (1963)
Producers  Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, William Stevenson
Mary Wells albums  Greatest Hits, Mary Wells Sings My Guy, Two Lovers and Other Great Hits, Bye Bye Baby I Don't Wa, Vintage Stock

The One Who Really Loves You is the second album recorded by R&B singer and Motown recording artist Mary Wells, released in 1962 on the Motown label. Released after the runaway success of Wells' first top ten pop singles, the album became Motown's first top ten album peaking at number 8 on the pop album chart. The album featured the hits, "The One Who Really Loves You" and "You Beat Me to the Punch" and other singles such as the ballads "Strange Love" and "Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right".

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The One Who Really Loves You (Motown 605) has been mistakenly cited as Motown's first top ten album. It did not chart. It seems Wells' single "The One Who Really Loves You" which peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 during the week of June 9, 1962, has been confused with the namesake LP. Motown's first top ten album (and first #1 album) was recorded live Little Stevie Wonder The 12 Year Old Genius (Tamla 240) in 1963. The first top ten album on the Motown label was the Supremes' Where Did Our Love Go (Motown 621) which peaked at #2 in January 1965. Mary Wells' first charting Motown album was Two Lovers and Other Great Hits (Motown 607) which reached #49 in 1963. Wells' highest charting Motown album was Mary Wells Greatest Hits (Motown 616) which reached #18 in 1964.

Side one

  1. "The One Who Really Loves You" (William "Smokey" Robinson)
  2. "Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right" (Berry Gordy, Jr., William "Smokey" Robinson)
  3. "You Beat Me to the Punch" (Ronald White, William "Smokey" Robinson)
  4. "I've Got a Notion" (Brian Holland, George Fowler, Robert Bateman)
  5. "The Day Will Come" (Brian Holland, Robert Bateman)

Side two

  1. "Strange Love" (Mickey Stevenson, George Gordy)
  2. "You're My Desire" (Rex Robertson, William "Smokey" Robinson)
  3. "I'll Still Be Around" (Janie Bradford, Richard Wylie)
  4. "She Don't Love You" (William "Smokey" Robinson)
  5. "Drifting Love" (Mary Wells)

Personnel

  • Mary Wells - lead vocals
  • The Love Tones - backing vocals (on "The One Who Really Loves You", "You Beat Me to the Punch", "Strange Love" and "You're My Desire")
  • The Andantes - backing vocals (on "The Day Will Come", "Strange Love" and "She Don't Love You")
  • Robert Bateman - backing vocals (on "She Don't Love You")
  • The Funk Brothers - instrumentation
  • Songs

    1The One Who Really Loves You2:29
    2Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right2:50
    3You Beat Me to the Punch2:44

    References

    The One Who Really Loves You Wikipedia


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