Mary Wells - Two Lovers (1962) From " Two Lovers" album

Mary Wells - Two Lovers (1962) From " Two Lovers" album
"Two Lovers" is a single released in 1962 by Mary Wells on the Motown record label. The song was the third consecutive hit to be both written and produced by Smokey Robinson of The Miracles and recorded by Mary Wells, the two previous charters being "The One Who Really Loves You" and "You Beat Me to the Punch." The song's cleverly devised lyrics at first appear to be about a girl singing to one lover who is "sweet and kind" and a second who treats her bad and makes her sad; eventually, the girl reveals that the two lovers are actually the same person. The song became Wells's most successful release to date, reaching #1 on the Billboard R&B chart and #7 on the Billboard pop chart. Its success would be eclipsed two years later by the singer's most successful release ever, the signature tune "My Guy."

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Patti Drew - Tell Him (1967) From "Workin' On A Groovy Thing....The Best Of" album

Patti Drew - Tell Him (1967) From "Workin' On A Groovy Thing....The Best Of" album
Millions of listeners have no doubt heard “Workin’ on a Groovy Thing”; problem is they are probably more familiar with the 5th Dimension’s Top 40 version than the original by Patti Drew. Although Drew' recorded a number of fine tunes, she never quite hit it big, and the stress of what was in her words a “brutal” touring schedule led her to suddenly retire from the music industry in 1971. Yet despite her limited output, she gave beach music audiences two excellent recordings in “Tell Him” and “Workin’ on a Groovy Thing.”

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Patti Drew was born in Charleston, South Carolina, but her family moved to Evanston, Illinois, in 1956. There Patti and her sisters, Lorraine and Erma, sang in the choir at their local church. Patti’s mother was a housekeeper for Maury Lathowers, the regional promotional manager for Capitol Records, and one Sunday, she asked Lathowers to come to church to hear her daughters sing. Lathowers ending up booking a formal audition for the girls, and after playing the demo for Capitol exec Peter Wright, they signed the group to a contract. Calling themselves the Drew-vels, for their first release they recorded a song Erma’s husband, Carlton Black, had written. “Tell Him,” with Black singing bass, was a huge regional hit in the Chicago area in 1964, though it only made it to #90 on the national R&B charts. The group released a few more singles, but having had no national success, they decided to break up.

American Top 40 With Ryan Seacrest - Top 40 Charts (January 13, 2018) Playlist

American Top 40 With Ryan Seacrest - Top 40 Charts (January 13, 2018)
Top 40 Charts (January 13, 2018) - American Top 40 (commonly abbreviated to AT40) is an internationally syndicated, independent song countdown radio program created by Casey Kasem, Don Bustany, Tom Rounds and Ron Jacobs. The program is currently hosted by Ryan Seacrest and presented as an adjunct to his weekday radio program, On Air with Ryan Seacrest. Enjoy this week top 40.

01. Camila Cabello - Havana Ft. Young Thug
02. Ed Sheeran - Perfect
03. Halsey - Bad At Love
04. Maroon 5 - What Lovers Do Ft. Sza
05. Imagine Dragons - Thunder
06. Post Malone - Rockstar Ft. 21 Savage
07. Dua Lipa - New Rules
08. Sam Smith - Too Good At Goodbyes
09. Demi Lovato - Sorry Not Sorry
10. Charlie Puth - "How Long"
11. Selena Gomez, Marshmello - Wolves
12. Portugal. The Man - "Feel It Still"
13. Taylor Swift - End Game Ft. Ed Sheeran, Future
14. Max - Lights Down Low Feat. Gnash
15. Nf - Let You Down
16. Liam Payne - Strip That Down Ft. Quavo
17. Macklemore Feat Kesha - Good Old Days
18. Hailee Steinfeld, Alesso - Let Me Go Ft. Florida Georgia Line, Watt
19. Logic - 1-800-273-8255 Ft. Alessia Cara, Khalid
20. Niall Horan - Too Much To Ask
21. Charlie Puth - Attention
22. G-eazy & Halsey - Him & I
23. Khalid - Young Dumb & Broke
24. Sofi Tukker - Best Friend Feat. Nervo, The Knocks & Alisa Ueno
25. Taylor Swift - …ready For It?
26. Bebe Rexha - Meant To Be (Feat. Florida Georgia Line)
27. Walk The Moon - One Foot
28. Niall Horan - Slow Hands
29. Calvin Harris - Faking It Ft. Kehlani, Lil Yachty
30. Shawn Mendes - There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back
31. Cheat Codes – Feels Great Ft. Fetty Wap
32. P!nk - What About Us
33. Cheat Codes - No Promises Ft. Demi Lovato
34. Kendrick Lamar - Love. Ft. Zacari
35. Imagine Dragons - Believer
36. Bts 'mic Drop (Steve Aoki Remix)'
37. Zedd, Alessia Cara - Stay
38. Demi Lovato - Tell Me You Love Me
39. French Montana - Unforgettable Ft. Swae Lee
40. Lauv - I Like Me Better

The Delfonics - La La Means I Love You (1968)

The Delfonics - La La Means I Love You (1968)
"La-La (Means I Love You)" is a R&B/soul song by American vocal group The Delfonics. Released on January 26, 1968 by Philly Groove Records, the song was written by Thom Bell and William Hart and produced by Bell and Stan Watson.

The song was a number 4 US Billboard pop, number two R&B in 1968 and number 19 UK pop single in 1971. The song is one of the Delfonics' most enduring recordings and perhaps their best loved, seeing a number of cover versions as well.

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The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (1964) From The No. 1's Album

The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (1964) From The No. 1's Album
"Where Did Our Love Go" is a 1964 song recorded by American music group the Supremes for the Motown label.

Written and produced by Motown's main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland, "Where Did Our Love Go" was the first single by the Supremes to go to the number-one position on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart in the United States, a position it held for two weeks, from August 16 to August 29, 1964. It was also the first of five Supremes songs in a row to reach number one (the others being "Baby Love", "Come See About Me", "Stop! In the Name of Love", and "Back in My Arms Again"). The song also reached number one on the Cash Box R&B singles chart.

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The Supremes' version is ranked #475 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry in 2016 due to its "cultural, historic, or artistic significance." Billboard named the song #4 on their list of 100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time.

Otis Redding - Chained And Bound (1965) The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads

Otis Redding - Chained And Bound (1965) The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads
A brief return to his ballad statements, "Chained and Bound," despite its relative chart failure (it only made number 70 on the R&B charts), was one of Otis Redding's finest early works. A gospel-soaked ballad that tugs at the heartstrings, it's really a definitive soul ballad. The horn section is stupendous and drives the song's message of heartbreak home with a low-key fury.

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Written with help from Alan Walden, the ballad “Chained and Bound” featured the most accomplished lyric Otis had composed to date. The playful irony of the title belies a song of celebration, sung by a man who’s “so glad, so glad, so glad” to be bound to a woman whose love is “sweeter than a grape on the vine.” Patterned on the chords and thirty-two-bar structure of “Pain in My Heart,” “Chained and Bound” was also the first song Otis had written that had a proper bridge. “I feel like standing up and telling the world,” he proclaims in this eight-bar interlude, which echoes the evangelical spirit of Solomon Burke’s recent hit “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love.” The uptempo B-side of the single sounded a similar note of confident assertion. “These are the words that I have to say / Live by them and love me . .. each and every day,” Otis sings in “Your One and Only Man.” Over the next three months, the single would sell more than 140,000 copies and rise to #6—by far Otis’s best showing to date—on the Cashbox R&B chart.

Solomon Burke - Cry To Me (1962) From If You Need Me Album

Solomon Burke - Cry To Me (1962) From If You Need Me Album
"Cry to Me" is a song written by Bert Berns (listed as "Bert Russell") and first recorded by American soul singer Solomon Burke in 1961. Released in 1962, it was Burke's second single to appear in both Billboard magazine's Hot R&B Sides and Hot 100 singles charts. Several other artists recorded the song, including Betty Harris (1963), Dionne Warwick (1963), the Pretty Things (1965), the Rolling Stones (1965), Freddie Scott (1967), Tom Petty (1979) and Precious Wilson (1980).

Released in 1962, "Cry to Me", backed with "I Almost Lost My Mind" (Atlantic 2131), became Burke's second entry in the US charts, peaking at number five on the R&B charts and number 44 on the Hot 100. On March 20, 1962, Burke sang "Cry to Me" on American Bandstand.

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Several artists have recorded versions of the song. Betty Harris' rendition (also produced by Bert Berns) reached R&B number 10 and Hot 100 number 23 in September 1963. English band the Pretty Things recorded it in 1965 and their version reached number 28 on the UK Singles Chart. Also in 1965, a rendition by the Rolling Stones was included on their Out of Our Heads on both the UK and US editions of the album. Freddie Scott recorded the song in 1967; his single peaked at numbers 40 on the R&B and 70 on the Hot 100. Jamaican singer Precious Wilson released a version in 1980.