Playboy (The Marvelettes song)

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Single by The Marvelettes
from the album Playboy
ReleasedApril 9, 1962
Format7" single
RecordedNovember 22, 1961, Hitsville USA
(Studio A)
(Detroit, Michigan)
GenreRock and roll
Songwriter(s)Brian Holland
Robert Bateman
Gladys Horton
Mickey Stevenson
Producer(s)Robert Bateman, Brian Holland (aka "Brianbert")
The Marvelettes singles chronology
"Twistin' Postman"
"Beechwood 4-5789"

"Playboy" is a song composed by Brian Holland, Robert Bateman, Mickey Stevenson and singer Gladys Horton, lead vocalist of the Motown singing group The Marvelettes, who recorded the song and released it as a single on Motown's Tamla imprint in 1962. The single, led by Horton, is about a man who fools around with a lot of women and the woman who narrates the story warns him to stay away from her due to the stories she heard of him "running around with every woman in town". Horton is helped out in the song by her Marvelettes cohorts Wanda Young, Georgeanna Tillman, Katherine Anderson & Juanita Cowart. This was released as the third single by the Marvelettes and was their second top ten pop hit reaching number seven on the charts while reaching number four on the R&B chart.[1]



  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 379.