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Album: Baby It's YouReleased: 1962Charted:
This was written by Burt Bacharach, Mack David (Hal's older brother), and Barney Williams (a pen name of Luther Dixon). It was originally "I'll Cherish You," but was re-written at the request of Dixon, who produced the track.
The Shirelles' vocals were added directly to Bacharach's demo recording.
This was a #5 hit for the group Smith in 1969. Smith, fronted by Gayle McCormick, was managed and produced by Del Shannon, who had a #1 hit with "Runaway
." Shannon chose the song for the group to record even though none of the members had ever heard of it before.
The Beatles recorded this on their first album, Please Please Me
. The Beatles also covered "Boys
" on this, which was previously performed by The Shirelles.
A musical about The Shirelles and their label boss Florence Greenberg called Baby It's You! opened on Broadway in 2011 and closed after one season.