Two Lovers

Album: Two Lovers and Other Great Hits (1962)
Charted: 7
  • Well, I've got two lovers and I ain't ashamed
    Two lovers, and I love them both the same

    Let me tell you 'bout my first lover
    He's sweet and kind and he's mine, all mine
    He treats me good like a lover should
    And makes me love him
    I really really love him
    I love him so (love him so)
    And I'll do everything I can to let him know

    But, I've got two lovers and I ain't ashamed
    Two lovers, and I love them both the same

    Let me tell you 'bout my other lover
    Well you know, he treats me bad, makes me sad
    Makes me cry, but still I can't deny
    That I love him
    I really really love him
    I love him so (love him so)
    And I'll do everything I can to let him know

    Darling, well
    Don't you know that I can tell
    Whenever I look at you
    That you think that I'm untrue
    'Cause I say that I love two
    But I really really do
    'Cause you're a split personality (personality)
    And in reality (reality)
    Both of them are you baby (they both are you)

    Well, I've got two lovers and I ain't ashamed
    Two lovers, and I love them both the same
    Two lovers, and I ain't ashamed Writer/s: WILLIAM ROBINSON JR.
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 8

  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaIn many ways we all have two sides to us. Thanks Smokey for the idea you can love more than one person at a time, but not necessarily in the same way.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 31st 1962, the Motown Revue played a New Year's Eve concert at the Michigan State Fair in Detroit, MI...
    One of the Motown acts* to perform was Mary Wells, and at the time her "Two Lovers" was at #15 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart…
    Three days earlier on Dec. 28th she performed the song on ‘American Bandstand’…{See the third post below}
    * Other acts to appear were Marvin Gaye, Martha & the Vandellas, the Contours, the Miracles, the Supremes, and 'Little' Stevie Wonder.
  • Aiken Nutz from Tahlequah OkI got this 45 rpm single (Two Lovers) around the end of 1962 when I was in junior high school. I got it for my girlfriend at the time. I always loved Mary Wells' voice & she had a lot of hits on the pop and R&B charts. I think she and Dee Dee Sharp (Cameo Records) were the biggest Pop and R&B stars out there in the 1962/1963 period. But in later years, I heard she was treated like dirt by the Motown boss Berry Gordy Jr. Heard a lot of crude stories about how bad he treated some of the stars of his own company! Like Mary Wells & Flo Ballard (The Supremes). I think she decided to leave Motown because of this & Gordy treated her even worse before she left for 20th Century Fox Records. She will always be part of my great memories of my youth and The Sixties.
  • Babbling Babette from Tulsa Ok"Two Lovers" was such a smash hit in Tulsa in 1962/1963. I loved Mary Wells' voice & combined with those brass horns it really sounded great. Had to dance to it. What a beat. I recall seeing Mary Wells on "American Bandstand" in Dec. '62. Those lyrics and the message were so cool, especially with the twist at the ending. You think she's got two guys on the line, but it's really one guy with a "split personality." Mary passed on from lung cancer in '92. She went too soon. RIP Mary. You're a true star.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 28th 1962, Mary Wells performed "Two Lovers" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    One month earlier on November 25th it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and on January 13th, 1963 it peaked at #7 (for 2 weeks) and spent 13 weeks on the Top 100 (with 4 of the weeks in the Top 10)...
    And the week it peaked at #7 on the Top 100 it reached #1 (for 4 weeks) on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    It was composed by Smokey Robinson; and the song that knocked it out of the #1 spot on the R&B chart was also composed by him ("You've Really Got A Hold On Me" by The Miracles)...
    R.I.P. Ms. Wells (1943 - 1992) and Mr. Robinson, born William Robinson, Jr., will celebrate his 74th birthday in two months on February 19th.
  • Rotunda from Tulsa, Ok"Two Lovers" was a big Top Ten hit in late 1962. But I do recall that late at night I'd get an R&B radio station (AM) in New Orleans that ranked this song as #1. Can't remember their call letters now, but I loved to listen to them late at night. Mary Wells was riding high in the music world and this was her 3rd consecutive hit. I bought "Two Lovers" just before we had one of our worst snow storms that winter of 1962/1963. Me & neighborhood kids would take a record player out on the back porch & play records & dance there. Even thru the worst snow storm we had in 5 years! Two Lovers, Limbo Rock, He's A Rebel, LocoMotion, Big Girs Don't Cry, Monster Mash, and Mashed Potato Time! R.I.P. Mary Wells----a true star!
  • Thomas from Charlotte, NcA # 1 R&B SONG DURING THE CHRISTMAS OF 1962
  • Marina from Seattle, Wathe boyfriend isn't schizophrenic, it's just that he has two very different sides to his personality.
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