Baby I'm Yours (Barbara Lewis song)

Baby I'm Yours (Barbara Lewis Song)

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"Baby I'm Yours" is the name of a song written by Van McCoy which was a hit for Barbara Lewis in 1965.

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Van McCoy wrote "Baby I'm Yours" while working as a staff writer for April Blackwood Music, the publishing arm of Columbia Records and it was a Columbia act: Peter and Gordon, who would have the UK hit version of the song in the fall of 1965; produced by Norman Newell the track was recorded in an Abbey Road Studio session which featured Big Jim Sullivan on guitar. However the first evident recording of "Baby I'm Yours" was made by Atlantic artist Barbara Lewis; Bert Berns produced this version in a New York City recording session which featured Van McCoy and Kendra Spotswood on background vocals. Released in July 1965, Lewis' "Baby I'm Yours" reached reach #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 that August also reaching #5 R&B charts. The song was also featured on 1965 single releases by the Olympics and Dee Dee Warwick.

"Baby I'm Yours" has never had a major Pop hit remake in the US but has reached the C&W Top 40 three times via remakes by Jody Miller (#5 in 1971), Debby Boone (#33 in 1978) and Tanya Tucker (#22 in 1983), with Miller and Boone's remakes reaching the lower Pop charts at respectively #91 and #74.<sup>1</sup> (Steve Wariner's C&W hit "Baby I'm Yours" - #2 in 1988 - is a Wariner original written with Guy Clark and has no connection with the Van McCoy song. Also, the R&B...
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