7: Be My Baby – The Ronettes

NeilTop 30 - Never Made It Songs

Year Released: 1963
Highest Chart Position: 41
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There is so much to like about this song. There is an innocence in the lyrics. There is simplicity in the tune. There is the early example of the Phil Spector sound. It even got a run in Dirty Dancing with everybody’s favourite dance instructor of the 1980’s Patrick Swayze teaching Jennifer Grey how to dance.

The Ronettes released five singles into the Australian market, none of which made it to the top 40. This one came close – reaching number 41 in 1963.

I just think it is one of those songs that makes you feel better by hearing it – it really is hard to stay grumpy when you’ve listened to this song. It is simple. It is catchy. It is most worthy of inclusion in this Radio Ga Ga Top 30 Never Made It songs.