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Be My Baby

Music by Phil Spector and Jeff Barry

Originally Performed by Ronettes

"Be My Baby" is a song written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, and Phil Spector. It was recorded on July 5, 1963 at Gold Star Studios Hollywood by American girl group the Ronettes and released as a single in August 1963 and later placed on their 1964 debut LP Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes featuring Veronica. Ronnie Spector is the only Ronette to appear on the single; her future husband Phil produced their elaborately layered recording in what is now considered a quintessential example of his Wall of Sound production formula.

It is considered one of the best songs of the 1960s by NME, Time, and Pitchfork staff members. In 2004, the song was ranked 22 by Rolling Stone in its list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and described as a "Rosetta stone for studio pioneers such as the Beatles and Brian Wilson," a notion supported by AllMusic who writes, "No less an authority than Brian Wilson has declared 'Be My Baby' the greatest pop record ever madeóno arguments here." In 1999, it was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame, and in 2006, the Library of Congress honored the Ronettes' version by adding it to the United States National Recording Registry. In 2017, Billboard named the song number 1 on their list of the "100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time".

    Release Date: 1963


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Various Arrangers : 60's Girl Groups : SSA : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : 60's Girl Groups

The poodle skirts and malt shops are long gone, but the golden era of the girl groups lives on in this fab collection of 60's top pop female harmony groups. The iconic 1960s hit "Dancing in the Street" by Martha & the Vandellas is on overdrive! A perfect show choir theme, this arrangement opens with a vocal build punctuated by horn punches and handclaps before exploding into the instantly recognized verse. The party atmosphere continues with a fun vocal stack before closing with the final powerful "call." The 1963 pop hit by the Crystals "Da Doo Ron Ron" is a sweet and sassy salute to the music of an earlier era! SSA groups of all ages will enjoy singing the easy triadic harmonies that define the genre.

Songlist: Da Doo Ron Ron, Be My Baby, One Fine Day, Heatwave, Sweet Talkin' Guy - Music Of The Chiffons (Medley), Dancing in the Street

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Voicing: SSA | 6724b | Sheet Music | $10.95


Ariana Grande : My Everything : Solo : Songbook : 888680068356 : 149502184X : 00146042

Ariana Grande : My Everything

This sophomore solo effort from the Nickelodeon TV star turned R&B songstress reached #1 on the Billboardae 200 album charts and has produced several popular hits. A dozen tracks are featured in piano/vocal/guitar arrangements.

Songlist: My Everything, Intro, Be My Baby, Break Free, Problem, Love Me Harder, One Last Time, Best Mistake, Break Your Heart Right Back, Why Try, Hands On Me, Just A Little Bit Of Your Heart

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Ariana Grande | 2906b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG


Various : Classic Girl Groups : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088922832 : 1480352365 : 00121392

Various : Classic Girl Groups

50 hit songs from the likes of the Supremes, Destiny's Child, the Pointer Sisters, and many more of the hottest girl groups of all time. Includes: Baby Love - The Boy from New York City - Chapel of Love - Dancing in the Street - Dedicated to the One I Love - He's So Fine - Hold On - I'm So Excited - Lose My Breath - Mama Said - One Fine Day - Slow Hand - We Got the Beat - and more.

Songlist: Hold On, The Name Game, I'm So Excited, Mama Said, Best Of My Love, Come See About Me, (And) Then He Kissed Me, There's No Other Like My Baby, Beechwood 4-5789, Soldier Boy, Born Too Late, Maybe, Baby, It's You, Baby Love, We Are Family, Be My Baby, Lose My Breath, The Boy From New York City, Lollipop, Chapel Of Love, Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home), Dancing In The Street, Dedicated To The One I Love, Mashed Potato Time, One Fine Day, Eddie My Love, Whenever A Teenager Cries, Oop Shoop, He's A Rebel, He's So Fine, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 40240b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG


Individual Folios

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Be My Baby : SSA : Mac Huff : The Ronettes : Songbook : 08202182 : 884088207380

Mac Huff : Be My Baby

The 1963 pop hit by the Ronettes is a fun salute to the past for SSA groups of all ages! Easy triadic back-up harmonies and a great lead melody ensure success! Available separately: SSA, ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:35.

Arranger: Mac Huff Performed By: The Ronettes

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08202182 | Showtrax CD Available

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