29 April 2009

Song to Love: You Beat Me to the Punch

Mary Wells is brilliant. There's so much to know about her but right now let's just focus on this incredible song where she sings the word "punch" as if it's the sexiest most intense word in the world. Released in 1962 by Motown Records and composed by the equally brilliant Smokey Robinson, this song reached number nine on the pop charts and became Wells' first number one single on the R&B charts.

Older, live version:

Original, recorded version:

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