"Baby Love" is a song recorded by the American music group the Supremes in 1964 for their second studio album titled, Where Did Our Love Go. It was written and produced by Motown's main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland and was released on 17 September 1964.
|Single by The Supremes|
|from the album Where Did Our Love Go|
|B-side||"Ask Any Girl"|
|Released||September 17, 1964|
|Recorded||Hitsville U.S.A. (Studio A); |
August 13, 1964
|The Supremes singles chronology|
Baby Love topped the Billboard pop singles chart in the United States from October 25, 1964 through November 21, 1964, and in the United Kingdom pop singles chart concurrently. Beginning with "Baby Love", The Supremes became the first Motown act to have more than one American #1 single, and by the end of the decade, would have more singles hitting the top slot than any other Motown act (or American pop music group) with 12, a record they continue to hold.
It was nominated for the 1965 Grammy Award for Best Rhythm & Blues Recording, losing to Nancy Wilson's "How Glad I Am". It is considered one of the most popular songs of the late 20th century, "Baby Love" was ranked #324 on the Rolling Stone list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It dropped to #499 on the 2021 update of the list. The BBC ranked "Baby Love" at #23 on The Top 100 Digital Motown Chart, which ranks Motown releases by their all time UK downloads and streams.