My Guy

Album: Greatest Hits (1964)
Charted: 5 1
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  • There's nothing you could say
    To tear me away from my guy
    There's nothing you could do
    'Cause I'm stuck like glue to my guy

    I'm stickin' to my guy like a stamp to a letter
    Like the birds of a feather
    We stick together
    I'm telling you from the start
    I can't be torn apart from my guy

    There's nothing you can do
    Could make me untrue to my guy (my guy)
    There's nothing you could buy
    Could make me tell a lie to my guy (my guy)

    I gave my guy my word of honor
    To be faithful and I'm gonna
    You best be believing
    I won't be deceiving my guy

    As a matter of opinion I think he's tops
    My opinion is he's the cream of the crop
    As a matter of taste to be exact
    He's my ideal as a matter of fact

    And no muscle bound man could take my hand from my guy (my guy)
    No handsome face could ever take the place of my guy (my guy)
    He may not be a movie star
    But when it comes to bein' happy we are
    There's not a man today
    Who could take me away from my guy

    And no muscle bound man could take my hand from my guy (my guy)
    And no handsome face could ever take the place of my guy (my guy)
    He may not be a movie star
    But when it comes to bein' happy we are
    There's not a man today
    Who could take me away from my guy

    There's not a man today
    Who could take me away from my guy
    There's not a man today
    Who could take me away from my guy
    There's not a man today Writer/s: Ronald White, Smokey Robinson
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn the day {May 10th, 1954} that Mary Wells' "My Guy" peaked at #1 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart, her duet with Marvin Gaye, "What's the Matter with You Baby", entered the Top 100 at position #79...
    "What's The Matter with You Baby" peaked at #17 on June 28th, 1964, at the time "My Guy" was at #29 and Marvin Gaye was at #20 with "Try It Baby", and other Motown acts that were on the chart were "I'll Be In Trouble" by the Temps {#33}, "Hey Harmonica Man" by Stevie Wonder {#41}, "Every Little Bit Hurts" by Brenda Holloway {#43}, "I Like It Like That" by the Miracles {#67}, and finally "You're My Remedy" by the Marvelettes.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 30th 1964, Mary Wells performed "My Guy" on the ABC-TV program 'Shindig!'...
    Nine months earlier on March 29th it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and on May 10th it peaked at #1 (for 2 weeks) and spent 15 weeks on the Top 100...
    And on May 2nd it reached #1 (for 7 weeks) on Cash Box's R&B Singles chart (Between November 1963 and January 1965 Billboard Magazine did not publish an R&B Singles chart)...
    It became the first Motown record to make the U.K. Top 10; it peaked at #5 in June 1964...
    Three covered versions have made the Top 100; Petula Clark (#70 in 1972), sister Sledge (#23 in 1982), and in 1980 Amii Stewart & Johnny Bristol combined it with "My Girl" (#63 in 1980)...
    It also charted twice on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart; Lynda K. Lance (#46 in 1971) and Margo Smith (#43 in 1980)...
    R.I.P. Ms. Wells (1943 - 1992) and Jimmy O'Neill (Shindig's host, 1940 - 2013).
  • Rotunda from Tulsa, OkI remember "My Guy" at #1 in 1964 and that it broke the British Invasion monopoly on US radio and charts. Mary Wells was an established star before that, but now she was even bigger---until she left Motown. Berry Gordy tried to derail her subsequent career, but that failed because she had some other minor hits and some successful tours, until she decided to retire. The incident exposed Gordy's unsavory, immoral behavior to Motown fans! I loved this song and Wells' voice. She was indeed Queen of Motown. I will always love Mary Wells' hits. R.I.P. Mary!
  • John from Nashville, TnThere have been three Motown artists who had big hits just as they were leaving for other labels: Mary Wells ("My Guy"), Gladys Knight and the Pips ("Neither One Of Us Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye"), and Diana Ross ("Endless Love" with Lionel Richie).
  • Kristin from Bessemer, AlWhen this tune hit Number One in 1964, Mary Wells' contract at Motown was up for renewal. Her then husband at the time, Herman Griffin, convinced her to sign with a more well-known record company- up until about 1971, Mary Wells bounced between four different record companies, never again finding the success she had once scored with "My Guy" - after Wells had left Motown abruptly, Berry Gordy had a clause stated in every performer's contract that automatic renewal was mandatory.
  • John from San Antonio, TxThe intro to this song is the first few notes of "Canadian Sunset," a romantic song from the 1950's.
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