Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)

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"Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)"
Single by Martha and the Vandellas
from the album Greatest Hits
A-side"You've Been in Love Too Long"
ReleasedJuly 26, 1965
Format7" single
RecordedHitsville U.S.A., April 10, 1964 & May 5, 1965
Producer(s)Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier
Martha and the Vandellas singles chronology
"Nowhere to Run"
"You've Been in Love Too Long" / "Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)"
"My Baby Loves Me"

"Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)" is a 1965 pop ballad by Motown girl group Martha and the Vandellas.[1] A rare ballad for the group, whose forte was reportedly uptempo soul dance numbers[by whom?] including "Dancing in the Street" and "Nowhere to Run", the b-side to the group's single, "You've Been in Love Too Long", although the song only peaked at #70 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and #22 on the Billboard Hot R&B singles chart,[2] it was number one on many American urban radio playlists.[citation needed]The song, written and produced by Holland–Dozier–Holland, has the narrator explain why love makes her do things she later regrets.[original research?][citation needed]

Other artist recording the song include: Kim Weston (original recording artist on unreleased track), Diana Ross and the Supremes, Thee Midnighters, Slim Smith, Jean Carn, Billy Preston, and Eula Cooper. The Andantes recorded co-backing vocals on all three Motown recordings.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][citation needed]



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  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2010). Hot R&B Songs 1942-2010: 6th Edition. Record Research.
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