A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday)

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"A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday)"
Single by Martha and the Vandellas
from the album Come and Get These Memories
A-side "Heat Wave"
Released June 28, 1963 (album)
July 9, 1963 (single)
Format 7" single
Recorded Hitsville U.S.A. (Studio A), May 2, 1963
Genre Soul
Label Gordy
G 7022
Writer(s) Holland–Dozier–Holland
Producer(s) Brian Holland
Lamont Dozier
Martha and the Vandellas singles chronology
"Come and Get These Memories"
"Heat Wave"/
"A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday)"
"A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday)"
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Single by Ike & Tina Turner
from the album River Deep - Mountain High
Released 1966
Format 7" single
Recorded 1965, Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre Soul, pop, pop rock
Length 3:08
Label A&M Records
Writer(s) Holland-Dozier-Holland
Producer(s) Phil Spector
Ike & Tina Turner singles chronology
"River Deep - Mountain High"
"A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday)"
"I'll Never Need More Than This"
"A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday)"
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Single by Harry Nilsson & Cher
from the album All Meat
B-side "(Just Enough To Keep Me) Hangin' On"
Released 1975
Format 7" single
Recorded 1975
Genre Pop/Rock
Length 3:38
Label Phil Spector International
Producer(s) Phil Spector
Cher chronology
"A Woman's Story"
"A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday)"

"A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday)" is a 1963 song issued as the B-side to Motown singing group Martha and the Vandellas' hit single, "Heat Wave", released on the Gordy label.[1]

The song, written and produced by Vandellas cohorts, Holland–Dozier–Holland, is a song where a woman praises her lover for loving her after she "broke (his) heart and made (him) blue" saying afterwards "instead of hurting back" telling her he loved her.

The song, while not released as a single, is regarded as a sixties classic with notable covers by Dusty Springfield, Harry Nilsson and Cher, Juice Newton, Manfred Mann, and the Animals.[2] Ike & Tina Turner released it as a single from their album River Deep – Mountain High. Ike & Tina's version was the only version that became a charted hit peaking at #16 on the UK pop charts.[3]


Chart history (Ike & Tina version)[edit]

Chart (1966) Peak
UK Singles Chart 16


  1. ^ 50th Anniversary: The Singles Collection 1962-1972 [CD liner notes]. New York: Hip-O Select/Motown/Universal Records
  2. ^ Cover Versions
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.