"Lovey Dovey" is a popular American rhythm and blues song originating in the 1950s and written by Memphis Edward Curtis and Ahmet Ertegun (the latter usually credited using his songwriter's pseudonym "Nugetre" - Ertegun spelled backwards). The record, which deals with the singer's relationship with women, is done in a light-hearted style.
Numerous artists have recorded the song. The song's initial recording by The Clovers is probably the most notable, as it reached #2 for five weeks on the R&B charts in 1954.Cover versions have been recorded by:
Lyrics from "Lovey Dovey" were used in Steve Miller's 1974 chart-topping single, "The Joker". "The Joker" in turn was later sampled on another number one hit, "Angel" by Shaggy, giving Ahmet Ertegun credit as a songwriter on the latter.