Playboy (The Marvelettes album)

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Studio album by The Marvelettes
Released 1962
Recorded Hitsville USA; 1962
Genre Pop, R&B
Label Tamla (Motown)
Producer George Gordy, William "Mickey" Stevenson, Marvin Gaye, Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Robert Bateman

Playboy is the third album by Motown girl group, The Marvelettes, released to capitalize on their hit singles "Playboy" and "Beechwood 4-5789", in 1962. It also includes the single "Someday, Someway" and "Forever", a heartfelt standard that would be released the following year as the B-side of the single "Locking Up My Heart" and join the A-side on the charts. Other compositions include "Goddess of Love", "Cry Over You", and "Mix It Up". George Gordy, William "Mickey" Stevenson and Marvin Gaye, who had produced "Beechwood 4-5789" all did some work on the Playboy LP as well.

Track listing[edit]

Superscript denotes lead singer: (a) Gladys Horton, (b) Wanda Young

Side 1
  1. "Playboy" (Gladys Horton, Brian Holland, William Stevenson, Robert Bateman) a
  2. "Mix It Up" (William Stevenson) a
  3. "Beechwood 4-5789" (Marvin Gaye, George Gordy) a
  4. "I'm Hooked" (Berry Gordy, Jr.) a
  5. "I Think I Can Change You" (William Robinson) a
Side 2
  1. "Forever" (Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Freddie Gorman) b
  2. "Someday, Someway" (Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Freddie Gorman) a
  3. "Goddess of Love" (Lamont Dozier) b
  4. "You Should Know" (Brian Holland, Janie Bradford, Stanley Ossman) a
  5. "(I've Got To) Cry Over You" (Berry Gordy, Jr.) a