Honey Love (The Drifters song)

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"Honey Love"
Single by The Drifters featuring Clyde McPhatter
B-side"Warm Your Heart"[1]
ReleasedMay 1954
GenreRhythm and blues
LabelAtlantic
Songwriter(s)Clyde McPhatter / Jerry Wexler
Producer(s)Ahmet Ertegun and Jerry Wexler
The Drifters singles chronology
"Lucille"
(1954)
"Honey Love"
(1954)
"Someday (You'll Want Me to Want You)"
(1954)
"Lucille"
(1954)
"Honey Love"
(1954)
"Someday (You'll Want Me to Want You)"
(1954)

"Honey Love" is a 1954 song by The Drifters featuring Clyde McPhatter. With influences taken from calypso music, "Honey Love" was the group's third single release, fourth release on the charts and second number one single on the R&B chart.[2]

Soon after release, the song was targeted by police in Memphis, confiscating copies of the record before they could be loaded into local jukeboxes due to their objection to what they described as 'suggestive lyrics' in the song.[3][4][5]

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  1. ^ "THE EARLY DRIFTERS discography". Retrieved January 11, 2012.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 173.
  3. ^ Productions, Pore-Lee-Dunn. "_banned rock and roll - classicbands.com_". www.classicbands.com. Retrieved 2017-09-05.
  4. ^ Schall Johnson, Michael (2017). The Late Mickey Schall 1943 to 1957. First Edition Design Pub. p. 13. ISBN 9781506904276.
  5. ^ Lee,, Lewis, Jerry (2014). Jerry Lee Lewis : his own story. Bragg, Rick,. Canongate Books. ISBN 9780857861603. OCLC 894755636.

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