On this day, November 19, 1964, The Supremes hit number one in the UK with “Baby Love.” They became the first all girl group to have a chart topping single in the UK. It also reached the top spot on Billboard in the U.S.
“Baby Love” became The Supremes’ second number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, the first was “Where Did Our Love Go.”.
The Supremes were a key act for Motown Records, and “Baby Love” was one of their most popular and successful songs. The song was written and produced by the team of Holland–Dozier–Holland, who were responsible for many of The Supremes’ hits. The trio of songwriters and producers played a crucial role in shaping the Motown sound and contributed to the success of numerous artists on the label.
“Baby Love” is a classic example of the Motown sound, featuring the smooth and soulful vocals of Diana Ross, who was the lead singer of The Supremes. The song’s catchy melody, emotional delivery, and polished production helped it become a timeless pop and soul classic.