Baby (You've Got What It Takes)
|"Baby (You've Got What It Takes)"|
|Single by Dinah Washington and Brook Benton|
|from the album The Two of Us|
|Label||Mercury Records: AMT 1083|
|Writer(s)||Clyde Otis, Murray Stein, Brook Benton|
|Dinah Washington and Brook Benton singles chronology|
"Baby (You've Got What It Takes)" is a 1960 song written by Clyde Otis, Murray Stein and Brook Benton. It was originally recorded as a duet by Dinah Washington and Brook Benton. In their first collaboration, the single was very successful on both the pop and R&B charts. "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)" reached #5 the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Hot R&B sides chart for ten weeks, becoming one of the most successful R&B singles of the 1960s.
The single, with the song title styled "BABY (You've Got What It Takes)", included orchestra arranged and conducted by Belford Hendricks.
|US Billboard Top Pop Songs||5|
|US Billboard Hot R&B Sides||1|
- Jerry Lee Lewis released a version with Linda Gail Lewis on his 1985 album, I'm on Fire.
- Kevin Mahogany included it as a duet with Jeanie Bryson in his 1995 album You Got What It Takes.
- Martha Davis and Ivan Neville recorded a version in 1996 for the film A Smile Like Yours, starring Greg Kinnear and Joan Cusack.
- The song was performed by Van Morrison and Linda Gail Lewis on their album You Win Again in 2000.
- Nellie McKay's version with Taj Mahal in the soundtrack of the 2005 movie Rumor Has It....
- Michael Bublé's recording (featuring Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings) from his 2009 album, Crazy Love was featured during season 6 (week 4) of So You Think You Can Dance.
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|Billboard Hot R&B Sides number-one single
February 8, 1960 – April 11, 1960
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