Mary Wells discography

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Mary Wells discography
Releases
Studio albums 13
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 2
Singles 44

This is a full discography of albums and singles released by Motown legend Mary Wells during a 30-year career that spanned a repertoire of doo-wop, R&B, pop, soul, disco, adult contemporary and dance. Throughout her career, she released a total of sixteen albums and twenty-seven singles that charted between 1960 and 1982. Among the singles, twelve of them reached the Top 40 with four reaching the top ten and one hitting number-one. On the R&B side, eighteen in total reached the top 40, thirteen reached the top ten and three reached the number-one spot.

Album discography[edit]

Year Album Title US Pop Albums* US Black Albums** Label
1961 Bye Bye Baby I Don't Want to Take a Chance - - Motown
1962 The One Who Really Loves You - -
1963 Two Lovers and Other Great Hits 49 -
1963 Recorded Live On Stage - -
1964 Together (with Marvin Gaye) 42 -
1964 Greatest Hits 18 -
1964 Mary Wells Sings My Guy 111 -
1965 Mary Wells 145 - 20th Century
1965 Love Songs to the Beatles - -
1966 The Two Sides of Mary Wells - - Atco
1966 Vintage Stock - - Motown
1968 Servin' Up Some Soul - - Jubilee
1981 In and Out of Love - - Epic/CBS
1982 Easy Touch - - 51 West/CBS
1983 The Old, The New & The Best of Mary Wells - - Allegiance
1990 Keeping My Mind on Love - - Motorcity

.*Eventually changed to The Billboard 200 in 1984. .**Eventually changed to the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in 1984.

Singles discography[edit]

Motown (1960-1964)[edit]

All songs were released under the Motown label.

Year Song US Hot 100 US R&B UK singles
1960 "Bye Bye Baby"/
"Please Forgive Me"
45 8 -
1961 "I Don't Want to Take a Chance"/
"I'm Sorry"
33 9 -
1961 "Strange Love"/
"Come to Me"
- - -
1962 "The One Who Really Loves You"/
"I'm Gonna Stay"
8 2 -
1962 "You Beat Me to the Punch"/
"Old Love (Let's Try It Again)"
9 1 -
1962 "Two Lovers"/
"Operator"
7 1 -
1963 "Laughing Boy"/
"Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right"
15/
100
6 -
1963 "Your Old Standby"/
"What Love Has Joined Together"
40 8 -
1963 "You Lost the Sweetest Boy"/
"What's Easy for Two Is So Hard for One"/
22/
29
10/
8
-
1964 "My Guy"/
"Oh Little Boy (What Did You Do to Me)"
1 1* 5
1964 "Once Upon a Time"/
"What's the Matter with You Baby"
(with Marvin Gaye)
19/
17
3*/
2*
50
1964 "When I'm Gone"/
"Guarantee for a Lifetime"
(canceled)
- - -
1964 "Whisper You Love Me Boy"/
"I'll Be Available"
(canceled)
- - -
1974 "My Guy" (reissue) - - 14

20th Century Fox (1965)[edit]

The following list are singles released on 20th Century Fox.

Year Song US Hot 100 US R&B US Dance US Disco
1964 "Ain't It the Truth"/
"Stop Takin' Me for Granted"
45/
88
6 - -
1964 "Use Your Head"/
"Everlovin' Boy"
34 13 - -
1965 "Never, Never Leave Me"/
"Why Don't You Let Yourself Go"
54/
107
15 - -
1965 "He's a Lover"/
"I'm Learnin'"
74 - - -
1965 "Me Without You"/
"I'm Sorry"
95 - - -
1965 "I Should Have Known Better"/
"Please Please Me"
- - - -

Atco (1965-1967)[edit]

The following list are singles released on Atco.

Year Song US Hot 100 US R&B US Dance US Disco
1965 "Dear Lover"/
"Can't You See (You're Losing Me)"
51/
94
6 - -
1966 "Keep Me In Suspense"/
"Such a Sweet Thing"
-/
99
- - -
1966 "Fancy Free"/
"Me And My Baby"
- - - -
1967 "Coming Home"/
"(Hey You) Set My Soul on Fire"
-/
122
- - -

Jubilee (1968-1971)[edit]

The following list are singles released on Jubilee.

Year Song US Hot 100 US R&B US Dance US Disco
1968 "The Doctor"/
"Two Lovers' History"
65 22 - -
1968 "Can't Get Away From Your Love"/
"A Woman in Love"
- - - -
1968 "Don't Look Back"
"500 Miles"
- - - -
1969 "Mind Reader"/
"Never Give a Man the World"
- -/
38
- -
1970 "Dig the Way I Feel"/
"Love-Shooting Bandit"
115 35 - -
1970 "Sweet Love"/
"It Must Be"
- - - -
1971 "Mr. Tough"/
"Never Give a Man the World"
- - - -

Reprise (1971; 1974)[edit]

The following list are singles released on Reprise.

Year Song US Hot 100 US R&B US Dance US Disco
1971 "I Found What I Wanted"/
"I See a Future in You"
- - - -
1974 "If You Can't Give Her Love (Give Her Up)"/
"Cancel My Subscription"
- 95 - -

Epic (1981)[edit]

The following list are singles released on Epic.

Year Song US Hot 100 US R&B US Dance US Disco
1981 "Gigolo"/
"Let's Mix It Up"
- 69 13 2
1981 "These Arms"/
"Spend the Nights With Me"
- - - -

Allegiance (1983)[edit]

Year Song US Hot 100 US R&B US Dance US Disco
1983 "My Guy" (rerecording)/
"(Instrumental)"
- - - -

Nightmare (1987-1989)[edit]

Year Song US Hot 100 US R&B US Dance US Disco
1987 "Don't Burn Your Bridges"/
"(Nightmare Dub Mix)"
- - - -
1989 "You're The Answer To My Dreams"/
"(Motor-Town Dub Mix)"
- - - -
  • No R&B chart was published between November 1963 and January 1965. The following listed are from Cashbox's R&B chart.

Tamla Motown UK releases[edit]

Including catalogue numbers.

  • TML11006 My Baby Just Cares For Me LP
  • TML11032 Greatest Hits LP
  • STMS5057 Sings My Guy LP
  • STMS5093 Greatest Hits LP
  • TMG820 "My Guy" / "You Lost the Sweetest Boy" / "Two Lovers" Single
  • TME2007 Mary Wells EP

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