Bobby Vee - Take Good Care Of My Baby

Bobby Vee - Take Good Care Of My Baby

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"Take Good Care of My Baby"
Single by Bobby Vee
from the album Take Good Care of My Baby
B-side "Bashful Bob"
Released 1961
Genre Pop
Length 2:36
Label Liberty (US)     London (UK)
Writers Carloe King and Gerry Goffin
Bobby Vee singles chronology
How Many Tears/Baby Face
Take Good Care of My Baby
Run to Him/Walkin' With My Angel


  "Take Good Care of My Baby" is a song written by Carloe King and Gerry Goffin and made famous by Bobby Vee, when it was released in 1961. It quickly became popular, reaching #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in September. The song is noted for being incredibly similar in musical structure to "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen" by Neil Sedaka.


Covers & Answers

The song was covered by The Beatles during their audition at Decca Records on January 1, 1962. Dion also recorded a version, though it was not released as a single. Gary Lewis and the Playboys recorded a cover version in 1965 on their "She's Just My Style" album. In 1968, it became a hit again, this time for Bobby Vinton, but his version reached only #33 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in comparison. Vee re-recorded the song as a ballad in 1973 on his album "Ain't Nothing Like a Sunny Day" (released under his real name, Robert Thomas Velline). However, it's his original version, along with Vinton's, that remain as staples of oldies radio stations. musicians on the record included Barney Kessell, Tommy Allsup, and Howard Roberts on guitar, Clifford Hills on bass, Robert Florence on piano, Earl Palmer on drums, Elliot Fisher, Leonard Malarsky, Sid Sharp, Tibor Zelig, Isreal Baker and Lou Raderman on violins, Ralph Schaffer and Harry Hymas on cellos Alexander Neiman and Wilbert Nuttycombe on viola.


Chart (1961) Peak
United Kingdom (Record Retailer) 3
United Kingdom (NME) 1
United Kingdom (Record Mirror) 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1



Bobby Vee - Take Good Care Of My Baby / Bashful Bob

U.K. London HLG 9438 (1961)

The vinyl record has remained in excellent condition.

Audio quality is clear and strong throughout.

Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.

The record comes with an original company paper sleeve.

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