There's No Other (Like My Baby)

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"There's No Other (Like My Baby)"
Single by the Crystals
B-side"Oh Yeah, Maybe Baby"
ReleasedNovember 1961
StudioGold Star Studios, Hollywood
GenreSoul
LabelPhilles
Songwriter(s)Phil Spector, Leroy Bates
Producer(s)Phil Spector

"There's No Other (Like My Baby)" is a song first recorded in 1961 by American girl group the Crystals. Written by Phil Spector and Leroy Bates, the song derives from the gospel number "There's No Other Like My Jesus".[citation needed] Also produced by Spector, the single was the first release on his newly-founded Philles Records label. Barbara Alston sang lead vocal, as she did on the next two Crystals releases "Uptown" and "He Hit Me (It Felt Like a Kiss)". Spector neglected to pay the Crystals for their work on "There's No Other".[1]

Their debut single, "There's No Other (Like My Baby)" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 1961 and peaked at number 20 in January 1962 during its 11-week chart run. In 1965, the song was covered by the Beach Boys on their album Beach Boys' Party! and subsequently issued as the B-side to their single "The Little Girl I Once Knew". Cash Box described the Beach Boys' version as getting a "laconic, slow-shufflin’ reading."[2]

References

  1. ^ Musso, Anthony P. (2007). Setting the Record Straight. AuthorHouse. p. 150. ISBN 9781425959869. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  2. ^ "CashBox Record Reviews" (PDF). Cash Box. November 20, 1965. p. 12. Retrieved 2022-01-12.