Do You Love Me

Album: Do You Love Me (1962)
Charted: 3
  • You broke my heart 'cause I couldn't dance,
    You didn't even want me around
    And now I'm back to let you know I can really shake 'em down

    Do you love me? (I can really move)
    Do you love me? (I'm in the groove)
    Now do you love me?
    (Do you love me now that I can dance?)
    Watch me, now
    (Work, work) ah, work it out baby
    (Work, work) well, I'm gonna drive you crazy
    (Work, work) ah, just a little bit of soul, now?
    (Work)
    Now I can mash potatoes (I can mash potatoes)
    I can do the twist (I can do the twist)
    Tell me, baby, do you like it like this?
    Tell me (tell me) tell me

    Do you love me?
    Do you love me, baby?
    Now do you love me?
    (Do you love me now that I can dance?)
    Watch me, now
    (Work, work) ah, work it out baby
    (Work, work) well, I'm gonna drive you crazy
    (Work, work) you are getting kind of cold, now
    (Work)
    (Work, work) with just a little bit of soul, now ?
    (Work, work) come on, come on now
    (Work, work) I'm gonna drive you crazy
    (Work)
    I can mash potatoes
    I can do the twist
    Well now, tell me, baby, do you like it like this?
    Tell me (tell me) tell me

    Do you love me?
    Do you love me, baby?
    Do you love me?
    Do you love me?
    Now that I can dance
    (Work, work) ah, work it out baby
    (Work, work) well, I'm gonna drive you crazy
    (Work, work) oh you are getting kind of cold, now
    (Work)
    (Work, work) with just a little bit of soul, now
    (Work, work) now don't you get kinda bold, now?
    (Work, work) oh, work it out, babyWriter/s: Berry Gordy, Jr.
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 18

  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaDoes anyone know who played on this song besides James. it will always be one of my fav Funk Brothers sessions, although I have to admit I love the DC5 version better_Mike smith could out sing them dudes with one hand behind his back.
  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaI understand that the Funk Brothers who played on this song didn't think it would be a hit.
  • Eugene from Los Angeles"Do you love me?" was the answer to another song (can't remember the name or artist) where the female artist says that doesn't she love some guy because he couldn't dance (As you can tell by the beginning of the song).
  • Babbling Babette from Tulsa OkI love the drums on this hit song. Love to dance the mashed potato or the funky chicken to it. My oldest sis got this record in 1962 when she was in junior high school & added it to her dance hits collection. I inherited it from her in 2013 when he passed away. Lots of memories are in those records. Nowadays no one has ever heard of the Sixties' dance hits like this Contour's hit and some like Loco-Motion, Wah-Watusi, Slow Twistin', Mashed Potato Time, The Monster Mash, Twist & Shout, Dear Lady Twist, the Arkansas Twist, Do The Bird, etc. My sis Roxy would tell me all about the 1960 thru 1963 era of dance crazes. Too bad the Contours didn't have many other hits. They had a raw sound, so maybe that didn't fit in well with R&B or pop of that period. Still, the song seems to be popular for TV ads, movie soundtracks, etc. Aw, but now I'm babbling.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 26th 1964, Dave Clark Five's covered version of "Do You Love Me" entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #53; and five weeks later on May 31st, 1964 it just missed making the Top 10 when it peaked at #11 {for 1 week} and it spent 10 weeks on the Top 100...
    Was track five of side one on the British quintet's debut album, 'Glad All Over'...
    Two other tracks from the album also made the Top 100, and both reached the Top 10; "Glad All Over" {at #6} and "Bits and Pieces" {at #4}...
    Sadly, three members of the DC5 have passed away; Denis Payton {1943 - 2006}, Mike Smith {1943 - 2008}, and Rick Huxley {1940 - 2013}...
    May all three R.I.P.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn October 26th 1962, the very first Motor Town Revue tour debut in Washington, DC...
    At the time there were three 'Motown' acts on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; at #3 was "Do You Love Me" by the Contours {#2 on the R&B chart}, at #49 was "You Beat Me to the Punch" by Mary Wells {#5 R&B}, and at #96 was "Stubborn Kind of Fellow" by Marvin Gaye {#13 R&B}...
    Plus the Marvelettes had two records on the R&B Singles chart; "Someday, Someway" at #14 and "Beechwood 4-5789" at #22.
  • Dennis from Lewisville, TxI saw the American Bandstand show in '62 and it seemed like the engineers rather than Dick Clark cut the song short. Dick had them do the last few bars again and they again cut it short again so he made them do the ending a third time and they finally let the song go all the way to the end.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyWhen the Contours performed this song on American Bandstand in 1962 Dick Clark goofed up their ending. At the slight pause at the end of the record Dick walked in front of the group and started to interview them. When he realized his mistake he made up for it by letting them lip sync the complete song over again...
  • John from Nashville, TnThe Contours never had another big hit after "Do You Love Me", but the comical "First I Look At The Purse" (written by Smokey Robinson)and "Just A Little Misunderstanding" (co-written by a 17-year old Stevie Wonder) became underground soul classics.
  • Henry from Kingston, NyThe Dave Clark 5 did a good version of this, too.
  • Fyodor from Denver, CoSometimes the dumbest songs can be the funnest.
  • Johnny from Los Angeles, CaThis song gets to much credit. I don't like it.
  • Henry from Kingston, NyNikki, in "Ferris Beller's Day Off" Ferris sings "Twist and Shout", not this song.
  • Nikki from Remington, VaYou seem to be forgetting the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" where the song was perfromed by Ferris(Matthew Broderick) , in a parade.
  • Matt from Millbrae, CaNirvana would play this regularly at concerts and even recorded their own version (available as a bootleg i think).
  • Sal from Ny, Nylots of people covered this, probably it's caus eit's so fun to lsiten to
  • Brett from Edmonton, CanadaThe Blues Brothers did an entertaining cover of this.
  • Robert from Topeka, KsAfter the group refused to "clean up and dress up" like the other groups in Barry Gordy's "family", they were fired.
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