It Happened 50 Years Ago: The Supremes “Baby Love”
Today, Tunesmate is debuting a new weekly feature called “It Happened 50 Years Ago,” which looks back at one or more songs that were enjoying the pinnacle of their success on this date 50 years ago. “It Happened 50 Years Ago” starts with the song that went to number one on this date in 1964 — “Baby Love” by the Supremes.
“Baby Love” was the Supremes’ second consecutive number one single on their way to five straight chart toppers and a grand total of 12 number one hits. Exactly 50 years ago, “Baby Love” reached number one for the first week of a four-week stay, which makes it the second-biggest hit of the Supremes’ career.