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
Released July 26, 1965
Format 7" single
Recorded Hitsville U.S.A., 1965
Genre Pop
Label Gordy
Writer(s) Holland–Dozier–Holland
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 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. The song, written and produced by Holland–Dozier–Holland, has the narrator explain why love makes her do things she later regrets.



  1. ^ 50th Anniversary: The Singles Collection 1962-1972 [CD liner notes]. New York: Hip-O Select/Motown/Universal Records
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2010). Hot R&B Songs 1942-2010: 6th Edition. Record Research.