Mary Wells discography

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Mary Wells discography
Studio albums 13
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 2
Singles 44

This is a full discography of albums and singles released by Motown legend Mary Wells during a 30-year career that spanned a repertoire of doo-wop, R&B, pop, soul, disco and dance. Throughout her career, she released a total of sixteen albums and twenty-seven singles that charted between 1960 and 1982. Among the singles, twelve of them reached the Top 40 with four reaching the top ten and one hitting number-one. On the R&B side, eighteen in total reached the top 40, thirteen reached the top ten and three reached the number-one spot.

Album discography[edit]

Year Album Title US Pop Albums* US Black Albums** Label
1961 Bye Bye Baby I Don't Want to Take a Chance - - Motown
1962 The One Who Really Loves You - -
1963 Two Lovers and Other Great Hits 49 -
1963 Recorded Live On Stage - -
1964 Together (with Marvin Gaye) 42 -
1964 Greatest Hits 18 -
1964 Mary Wells Sings My Guy 111 -
1965 Mary Wells 145 - 20th Century
1965 Love Songs to the Beatles - -
1966 The Two Sides of Mary Wells - - Atco
1966 Vintage Stock - - Motown
1968 Servin' Up Some Soul - - Jubilee
1981 In and Out of Love - - Epic/CBS
1982 Easy Touch - - 51 West/CBS
1983 The Old, The New & The Best of Mary Wells - - Allegiance
1990 Keeping My Mind on Love - - Motorcity

.*Eventually changed to The Billboard 200 in 1984. .**Eventually changed to the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in 1984.

Singles discography[edit]

Motown (1960–1964)[edit]

All songs were released under the Motown label.

Year Songs (A-side, B-side)
Both sides from same album except where indicated
US Hot 100 US R&B UK singles Album
1960 "Bye Bye Baby"
b/w "Please Forgive Me"
45 8 - Bye Bye Baby
1961 "I Don't Want to Take a Chance"
b/w "I'm Sorry"
33 9 -
"Strange Love"
b/w "Come to Me" (from Bye Bye Baby)
- - - The One Who Really Loves You
1962 "The One Who Really Loves You"
b/w "I'm Gonna Stay" (from Bye Bye Baby)
8 2 -
"You Beat Me to the Punch"
b/w "Old Love (Let's Try It Again)" (from Greatest Hits)
9 1 -
"Two Lovers"
b/w "Operator"
7 1 - Two Lovers
1963 "Laughing Boy" /
"Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right" (from The One Who Really Loves You)
15
100
6 -
"Your Old Standby"
b/w "What Love Has Joined Together"
40 8 - Greatest Hits
"You Lost the Sweetest Boy" /
"What's Easy for Two Is So Hard for One"
22
29
10
8
-
1964 "My Guy"
b/w "Oh Little Boy (What Did You Do to Me)" (from Greatest Hits)
1 1* 5 Mary Wells Sings "My Guy"
"Once Upon a Time" /
"What's the Matter with You Baby"
Both sides with Marvin Gaye
19
17
3*
2*
50 Together (Marvin Gaye & Mary Wells)
"When I'm Gone"
b/w "Guarantee for a Lifetime"
Canceled
- - - Vintage Stock
"Whisper You Love Me Boy"
b/w "I'll Be Available"
Canceled
- - - Mary Wells Sings "My Guy"
1972 "My Guy"
b/w "What's Easy for Two Is So Hard for One" (from Greatest Hits)
Reissue
- - 14

20th Century Fox (1965)[edit]

The following list are singles released on 20th Century Fox.

Year Song US Hot 100 US R&B US Dance US Disco Album
1964 "Ain't It the Truth" /
"Stop Takin' Me for Granted"
45
88
6 - - Mary Wells
"Use Your Head"
b/w "Everlovin' Boy"
34 13 - -
1965 "Never, Never Leave Me" /
"Why Don't You Let Yourself Go"
54
107
15 - -
"He's a Lover"
b/w "I'm Learnin'" (Non-album track)
74 - - -
"Me Without You"
b/w "I'm Sorry"
95 - - - Non-album tracks
"I Should Have Known Better"
b/w "Please Please Me"
- - - - Love Songs to The Beatles

Atco (1965–1967)[edit]

The following list are singles released on Atco.

Year Song US Hot 100 US R&B US Dance US Disco Album
1965 "Dear Lover" /
"Can't You See (You're Losing Me)" (Non-album track)
51
94
6 - - The Two Sides of Mary Wells
1966 "Such a Sweet Thing"
b/w "Keep Me In Suspense"
99 - - - Non-album tracks
"Fancy Free"
b/w "Me and My Baby"
- - - -
1967 "(Hey You) Set My Soul on Fire"
b/w "Coming Home"
122 - - -

Jubilee (1968–1971)[edit]

The following list are singles released on Jubilee.

Year Songs (A-side, B-side) US Hot 100 US R&B US Dance US Disco Album
1968 "The Doctor"
b/w "Two Lovers' History"
65 22 - - Servin' Up Some Soul
"Can't Get Away from Your Love"
b/w "A Woman In Love"
- - - -
"Don't Look Back"
b/w "500 Miles"
- - - -
1969 "Never Give a Man the World"
b/w "Mind Reader"
- 38 - - Non-album tracks
1970 "Dig the Way I Feel"
b/w "Love-Shooting Bandit"
115 35 - -
"Sweet Love"
b/w "It Must Be"
- - - -
1971 "Mr. Tough"
b/w "Never Give a Man the World"
- - - -

Reprise (1971; 1974)[edit]

The following list are singles released on Reprise.

Year Songs (A-side, B-side) US Hot 100 US R&B US Dance US Disco Album
1971 "I Found What I Wanted"
b/w "I See a Future in You"
- - - - Non-album tracks
1974 "If You Can't Give Her Love (Give Her Up)"
b/w "Cancel My Subscription"
- 95 - -

Epic (1981)[edit]

The following list are singles released on Epic.

Year Songs (A-side, B-side) US Hot 100 US R&B US Dance US Disco Album
1981 "Gigolo"
b/w "Let's Mix It Up"
- 69 13 2 In and Out of Love
1981 "These Arms"
b/w "Spend the Nights with Me"
- - - -

Allegiance (1983)[edit]

Year Songs US Hot 100 US R&B US Dance US Disco Album
1983 "My Guy" (Rerecording)
b/w Instrumental version of A-side (Non-album track)
- - - - The Old, The New & The Best of Mary Wells

Nightmare (1987–1989)[edit]

Year Songs (A-side, B-side) US Hot 100 US R&B US Dance US Disco Album
1987 "Don't Burn Your Bridges"
b/w Nightmare Dub Mix of A-side (Non-album track)
- - - - Keeping My Mind on Love
1989 "You're the Answer to My Dreams"
b/w Motor-Town Dub Mix version of A-side (Non-album track)
- - -
  • No R&B chart was published between November 1963 and January 1965. The following listed are from Cashbox's R&B chart.

Tamla Motown UK releases[edit]

Including catalogue numbers.

  • TML11006 My Baby Just Cares for Me LP
  • TML11032 Greatest Hits LP
  • STMS5057 Sings My Guy LP
  • STMS5093 Greatest Hits LP
  • TMG820 "My Guy" / "You Lost the Sweetest Boy" / "Two Lovers" single
  • TME2007 Mary Wells EP

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References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Archived July 2, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.