Sunday, November 21, 2010

"Take Good Care of My Baby"

"Take Good Care of My Baby" is a song written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin and made famous by Bobby Vee, released in 1961. It became a popular song and hit #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in September. In 1968, it became a hit for Bobby Vinton, reaching #33 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The song was covered by The Beatles during their January 1, 1962 audition at Decca Records. Dion also recorded a version, although it was not released as a single. Gary Lewis & The Playboys recorded a cover version in 1965 on their She's Just My Style album. It has also been covered by Smokie (Solid Ground, 1981) and German Pop Star Sasha (Dick Brave and the Backbeats, 2003).

Vee re-recorded the song as a ballad in 1973 on his album Ain't Nothing Like a Sunny Day (released under his real name, Robert Thomas Velline). His original version remains a staple of oldies radio stations.

Single by Bobby Vinton
from the album Take Good Care of My Baby
Released: 1968
Genre: Pop
Label: Epic
Writer(s): Carole King and Gerry Goffin


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