Retro Music 32

Also in 1963, The Ronettes hit the charts with this song. One of the earliest examples of Phil Spector’s ‘Wall of sound’ technique, it was a huge hit almost everywhere.

Ronnie (Veronica Greenfield) formed the group with her sister and cousin, and later married Phil Spector the music producer, becoming well-known as Ronnie Spector. They divorced in 1972. Ronnie died in 2022, at the age of 78.

The night we met I knew I needed you so
And if I had the chance I’d never let you go
So won’t you say you love me?
I’ll make you so proud of me
We’ll make ’em turn their heads every place we go
So won’t you, please (be my, be my baby)
Be my little baby? (My one and only baby)
Say you’ll be my darlin’ (be my, be my baby)
Be my baby now (my one and only baby)
Whoa-oh-oh-oh
I’ll make you happy, baby, just wait and see
For every kiss you give me, I’ll give you three
Oh, since the day I saw you
I have been waiting for you
You know I will adore you ’til eternity
So won’t you, please (be my, be my baby)
Be my little baby? (My one and only baby)
Say you’ll be my darlin’ (be my, be my baby)
Be my baby now (my one and only baby)
Whoa-oh-oh-oh
So come on and, please (be my, be my baby)
Be my little baby? (My one and only baby)
Say you’ll be my darlin’ (be my, be my baby)
Be my baby now (my one and only baby)
Whoa-oh-oh-oh
Be my little baby? (My one and only baby)
Oh-oh-oh (be my, be my baby)
Oh (my one and only baby)
Whoa-oh-oh-oh (be my, be my baby)
Oh-oh-oh (My one and only baby)
Oh (be my, be my baby)
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Ellie Greenwich / Jeff Barry / Philip Spector
Be My Baby lyrics © Abkco Music Inc., CTM Publishing, Songtrust Ave, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Spirit Music Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc

32 thoughts on “Retro Music 32

  1. Pete, my n neighbor was at the time the youngest singer to hit #1 – the song was “To Know Know Know Him Is To Love Love Love Him”…writeen and produced by Phil Spector – his “wall of sound” was something at the time…oh, and my neighbor’s first “boyfriend” if you know what I mean…was ELVIS

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      1. That’s my neighbor Carol Connors….she was Oscar nominated twice – one was for the theme to Rocky “Gonna Fly Now!” She says every time it is used in a commercial she makes a fortune! Thanks for sharing that Pete!

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  2. This one reminds me of the year before I left England. Music really takes you back to the feelings you had back then and reminds you of all the little stuff…like ice cream cones with a milk flake!

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    1. It’s called a ’99’, and they still sell them with the flakes in.
      Music is all about time and place to me, one reason why I do so many posts like these.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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