The Two Sides of Mary Wells is the seventh non-hits[clarification needed] studio effort by soul singer Mary Wells, released on the Atco label in 1966. By now, Wells' career had drastically changed from just six years before when the then-teenage Wells first recorded songs for Motown. After being promised a movie deal with 20th Century Fox, Wells had left Motown for the label in 1965 only to find herself struggling to get radio airplay. Rumors were that Motown staff, particularly Berry Gordy, told radio deejays not to play Wells' music on the radio leading to a blacklisting of Wells' music. This album mixed traditional pop with more earthier and uptown soul songs. Wells released a modest hit with "Dear Lover", which hit the top ten of the R&B chart.