Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)
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|"Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)"|
|Single by Martha and the Vandellas|
|from the album Greatest Hits|
|Recorded||Hitsville U.S.A., 1965|
|Producer||Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier|
|Martha and the Vandellas singles chronology|
"Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)" is a 1965 pop ballad by Motown girl group Martha and the Vandellas. A rare ballad for the group, whose forte was reportedly uptempo soul dance numbers including "Dancing in the Street" and "Nowhere to Run", the b-side to the group's single, "You've Been in Love Too Long", although the song only peaked at #70 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and #22 on the Billboard Hot R&B singles chart, it was number one on many American urban radio playlists. The song, written and produced by Holland–Dozier–Holland, has the narrator explain why love makes her do things she later regrets.
- Lead vocals by Martha Reeves
- Background vocals by Betty Kelly, Rosalind Ashford and The Andantes: Jackie Hicks, Marlene Barrow and Louvain Demps
- Produced by Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier
- Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Edward Holland, Jr.
- Instrumentation by The Funk Brothers
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