"Don't Mess with Bill" is a million-selling, Gold-certified single recorded by The Marvelettes. Written and produced by Smokey Robinson, "Don't Mess with Bill" features a lead vocal by Wanda Young. The single peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and at #3 on Billboard'sR&B singles chart. "Don't Mess with Bill" was the Marvelettes' final Top 10 Pop single, although they scored three additional Top 10 hits on Billboard's 'Soul' chart (for a total of 11).
The titular "Bill" referenced in the song is not an allusion to the song's author, Bill "Smokey" Robinson. Robinson reports that he chose the name because it fit the lyrics, not because it was his. "Don't Mess With Bill" has also been recorded and released by Monalisa Young.