There's No Other (Like My Baby)

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"There's No Other (Like My Baby)"
Single by The Crystals
Released1961 (1961)
StudioGold Star Studios, Hollywood
LabelPhilles
Songwriter(s)Phil Spector, Leroy Bates
Producer(s)Phil Spector

"There's No Other (Like My Baby)" is a song written by Phil Spector and Leroy Bates and first recorded in 1961 by New York City girl group the Crystals, with Spector producing. The song derives from the gospel number "There's No Other Like My Jesus". The single, the first to be released on Spector's own Philles Records label, debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 1961 and peaked at number 20 in January 1962 during its 11-week chart run.

Barbara Alston sang lead vocal, as she did on the next two Crystals releases "Uptown" and "He Hit Me (It Felt Like a Kiss)". After the Crystals recorded "There's No Other", Spector released the song for his newly founded label Phillies Records, despite originally working with the Crystals for Liberty Records. The Crystals did not receive payment from Spector for "There's No Other".[1]

Beach Boys version[edit]

"There's No Other (Like My Baby)"
Single by The Beach Boys
A-side"The Little Girl I Once Knew"
ReleasedNovember 8, 1965
FormatVinyl
Recorded1965
GenreRock
Length3:05
LabelCapitol
Songwriter(s)Phil Spector, Leroy Bates
Producer(s)Brian Wilson
The Beach Boys singles chronology
"California Girls"
(1965)
"There's No Other (Like My Baby)"
(1965)
"Barbara Ann"
(1965)

"There's No Other (Like My Baby)" was covered by the Beach Boys on their 1965 album Beach Boys' Party!. It features leader Brian Wilson on lead vocals. The song was also released on November 8, 1965 as the B-side of "The Little Girl I Once Knew" single. It charted at number 20 in the US.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Musso, Anthony P. (2007). Setting the Record Straight. AuthorHouse. p. 150. ISBN 9781425959869. Retrieved 17 July 2017.