Song of the Day: The Mamas and The Papas, “Dedicated To The One I Love”

Originally recorded by The 5 Royales, who took it to #13 on the R&B chart in 1957, and The Shirelles, who released it in 1959 (#83) and 1961 (#3 on the Hot 100, #2 on the R&B chart), John, Michelle, Denny, and Mama Cass reached #2 in 1967, kept from the #1 spot by "Happy Together" by The Turtles. It was written by Lowman Paulding, guitarist for The 5 Royales, and Ralph Bass, who produced the original record. This version is just beautiful.

18 thoughts on “Song of the Day: The Mamas and The Papas, “Dedicated To The One I Love”

          1. He had to be convinced…without her I doubt they make it as big as they did…you were right…she carried them.

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