Be My Baby

1963 song by the Ronettes / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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"Be My Baby" is a song by American girl group the Ronettes that was released as a single on Philles Records in August 1963. Written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, and Phil Spector, the song was the Ronettes' biggest hit, reaching number 2 in the U.S. and number 4 in the UK. It is often ranked as among the best songs of the 1960s, and it is regarded by some as one of the greatest songs of all time.[by whom?]

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"Be My Baby"
Single by the Ronettes
B-side"Tedesco and Pitman"
ReleasedAugust 1963 (1963-08)
RecordedJuly 29, 1963 (1963-07-29)
StudioGold Star, Hollywood
Producer(s)Phil Spector
The Ronettes singles chronology
"Good Girls"
"Be My Baby"
"Baby, I Love You"
Phil Spector productions singles chronology
"Wait 'Til My Bobby Gets Home"
"Be My Baby"
"A Fine, Fine Boy"
Official audio
"Be My Baby" on YouTube
Audio sample

Spector produced "Be My Baby" at Gold Star Studios with his de facto house band, later known as "the Wrecking Crew". It marked the first time that he recorded with a full orchestra, and the song is regarded as the quintessential example of his Wall of Sound recording technique. Ronnie Spector (then known as Veronica Bennett) is the only Ronette that appears on the track. In 1964, it appeared on the album Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes.

In the decades since its release, "Be My Baby" has been played on radio and television over 3 million times. The song has influenced many artists, most notably the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson, who wrote the 1964 hit "Don't Worry Baby" as a response to "Be My Baby". Many others have replicated or recreated the drum phrase—one of the most recognizable in pop music. The song has returned to the U.S. top 40 via cover versions by Andy Kim and Jody Miller. In 2006, the Library of Congress inducted the Ronettes' recording into the United States National Recording Registry.[1]