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Saturday, 24 May 2014

Be My Baby



Be My Baby is, quite clearly, an utterly fantastic pop record derived from the imagination of Phil Spector and the combined voices and attitudes of The Ronettes. It has one of the form's definitive drum beats (which it is impossible to get tired of).

It is also- and this is a fact- a song that can be put on any mixtape/compilation cd, before or after any other song by anybody, and still work perfectly. Try it.

Be My Baby

9 comments:

george said...

Utterly Fantastic. The absolutely correct words to use.

Vintage Spins said...

One of the most remarkable and memorable girl group recordings - a perfect example of Spector's "teenage symphonies."

Walter said...

Perfect pop song - and yes it works well on any compilation (I tried several times). Good choice, Adam

Scott said...

One of the finest pop songs ever recorded. From the opening drum beat you know you are in for something special. 2.39 minutes of perfection.

drew said...

Best pop song ever no argument about it, although I seem to remember some people trying and failing after me and Mr H decreed it so after a particularly good Thursday night on the London Pride in a pub in Notting hill Gate . We were right and everyone else was wrong.

Artog said...

I was one of the unbelievers, I still think the Shangri Las are better.

Vintage Spins said...

The Shangri-Las are pretty groovy too, Artog. There are at least another hundred superlative girl group records from that era, just waiting for us to post them.

Anonymous said...

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davyh said...

Like Drew says