Be My Baby

26 Aug

On August 26, 1963,The Ronettes released the single “Be My Baby.” It is #22 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

One of the defining rock ‘n roll songs of the 1960s – a song notable for its role in advancing a new sound that changed pop music – is the Ronettes’ 1963 blockbuster, “Be My Baby.”  It was sung by three young girls from New York’s Spanish Harlem who came be known as the Ronettes – sisters Estelle and Ronnie Bennett, and their cousin, Nedra Talley.

Be My Baby”  written by Phil SpectorJeff Barry, and Ellie Greenwich, performed by The Ronettes and produced by Spector. When released as a single, the song reached #2 on the U.S. Billboard Pop Singles Chart and #4 on the UK’s Record Retailer. “Be My Baby” also peaked at number four on the R&B chart.[1]

Often cited as the ultimate embodiment of Spector’s Wall of Sound, “Be My Baby” is one of the best-known and most enduring songs of its era. Critic Jason Ankeny writes, “No less an authority than Brian Wilson has declared ‘Be My Baby’ the greatest pop record ever made — no arguments here.”[5]

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