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The Mamas & The Papas

Dedicated To The One I Love

  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Space
  • Dream
  • Folk
song from
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 1968
  • 1965
  • 2012

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“Dedicated to the One I Love” is the name of a song written by Ralph Bass and Lowman Pauling. Bass and Pauling were members of The “5” Royales, the group that recorded the original version of this song. A version by The Shirelles was a minor hit for them in 1961. The “5” Royales saw a re-release of their own version chart at #81 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961. Later that year, The Shirelles re-released their version and watched it rocket up the chart to #3. A subsequent and more famous remake by The Mamas & the Papas released on the Dunhill label went to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1967. Lead singer on the Mamas & the Papas version was Michelle Phillips. It was the first time Phillips was given the lead over Mama Cass Elliott in any of their songs. In 1972, The Temprees... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ This is dedicated to the one I love ... Whisper a little prayer for me my baby, yeah ... And it's something that everybody needs

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