Baby It's Me

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Baby It's Me
Studio album by Diana Ross
Released September 16, 1977
Recorded 1977; Studio 55, Hollywood, California
Genre soul/pop
Length 41:41
Label Motown
Producer Richard Perry
Diana Ross chronology
An Evening with Diana Ross
Baby It's Me
Singles from Baby It's Me
  1. "Gettin' Ready for Love / Confide in Me"
    Released: October 16, 1977
  2. "Your Love Is So Good for Me / Baby It's Me"
    Released: January 24, 1978
  3. "Top of the World / Too Shy to Say"
    Released: February 1978
  4. "You Got It / Too Shy to Say"
    Released: April 13, 1978
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau C+ [2]
Rolling Stone (Positive) [3] 4/5 stars [4]

Baby It's Me is a 1977 album released by American singer Diana Ross on the Motown label that peaked at #18 on the Billboard Top 200 and #7 on the R&B album chart. The album was produced by producer Richard Perry. The LP yielded one Top 40 hit, "Gettin' Ready for Love", reaching number 27 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Other charting singles released from the album include "You Got It" and "Your Love is so Good for Me," the latter receiving a Grammy nomination. It flew up the charts. However, though it sold rapidly and deserved a longer shelf life, a Grammy nod and strong reviews....Important to note: the sentiment amongst fans and critics was that Richard Perry guided Diana to hit status with her first solo album away from the Motown machine. Her subsequent albums, save for compilations, were recorded away from Motown.

Adult Contemporary drove the success of this album, with both "Gettin' Ready for Love" (#8)[5] and "You Got It" (#9) being Top 10 hits, while the newly formed Billboard Dance charts ranked "Your Love is so Good For Me" Top 15. Although this album never made the UK charts it was certified Silver for UK sales in excess of 60,000 copies.[6]

Ross would continue to work with Perry including on her pairing with international vocalist, Julio Iglesias on their duet, "All of You" several years later.

Track listing[edit]

Side A
  1. "Gettin' Ready for Love" (Franne Golde, Tom Snow) - 2:45
  2. "You Got It" (Linda Laurie, Jerry Ragovoy) - 3:55
  3. "Baby It's Me" (Don Dunn, Charles C. Smith) - 3:09
  4. "Too Shy to Say" (Stevie Wonder) - 3:15
  5. "Your Love Is So Good for Me" (Ken Peterson) - 4:14
Side B
  1. "Top of the World" (Tom Snow) - 3:06
  2. "All Night Lover" (Jerry Ragovoy, Len Roberts) - 3:33
  3. "Confide in Me" (Melissa Manchester, Stanley Schwartz) - 3:32
  4. "The Same Love That Made Me Laugh" (Bill Withers) - 3:56
  5. "Come In From The Rain" (Melissa Manchester, Carole Bayer Sager) - 3:50


  • Howard Steele - recording and remix engineer
  • David Larkham - art direction
  • Victor Skrebneski - photography



Chart Position
Pop Albums 18
Black Albums 7
UK albums chart Did not chart


Single Chart Position
Gettin' Ready For Love US Billboard Hot 100 27
Gettin' Ready For Love Black Singles 16
Gettin' Ready For Love US AC chart[7] 8
Gettin' Ready For Love Canadian RPM singles chart 29
Gettin' Ready For Love Canadian AC chart [8] 6
Gettin' Ready For Love UK Singles Chart 23
Your Love Is So Good For Me US Billboard Hot 100 49
Your Love Is So Good For Me Black Singles 16
Your Love Is So Good For Me/Top of the World Club Play Singles 15
Top of the World UK Single Chart
You Got It US Billboard Hot 100 49
You Got It Black Singles 39
You Got It US AC chart 9

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