||This article needs additional citations for verification. (December 2009)
Heat Wave is the second album released by American Motown girl group Martha and the Vandellas. Released in 1963 on Motown's Gordy imprint, intended to capitialize on the success of the title track, which rose to number four on the pop singles chart and number-one on the R&B singles chart. The album was produced by the likes of Holland-Dozier-Holland (who composed the group's first five hit singles) and Mickey Stevenson. This was the last album to feature original Vandella Annette Beard.
The material is composed almost entirely of cover versions of songs that were popular at the time. These range from pop tunes like "Then He Kissed Me" and "My Boyfriend's Back" to mainstream standards such as "More" (the theme from the 1962 film Mondo Cane) and "Danke Schoen." The folk song "If I Had a Hammer" is also included as the Peter, Paul, and Mary version was big at the time. On its original release Heat Wave charted lowly at 125 on the U.S. albums chart.
- "Heat Wave" – 2:44 (Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Edward Holland, Jr)
- "Then He Kissed Me" – 2:32 (Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich)
- "Hey There Lonely Boy" – 2:33 (Leon Carr, Earl Shuman)
- "More" – 2:14 (Riz Ortolani)
- "Danke Schoen" – 3:04 (Kurt Schwaback, Bert Kaempfert)
- "If I Had a Hammer" – 2:16 (Pete Seeger, Lee Hays)
- "Hello Stranger" – 2:40 (Barbara Lewis)
- "Just One Look" – 2:33 (Gregory Carroll, Doris Payne)
- "Wait Till My Bobby Gets Home" – 2:17 (Barry, Greenwich,Spector)
- "My Boyfriend's Back" – 2:08 (Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein, Richard Gottehrer)
- "Mockingbird" – 2:32 (Inez Foxx, Charlie Foxx)
- ^ Allmusic review
- ^