Jim is the host of this musical masterpiece! This week the theme is Better with Age: Failed or Overlooked Songs that Eventually Became Fan Favorites. https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2022/08/27/another-candle-on-your-cake/comment-page-1/#comment-66804
I picked this song because it is one of my favorite movies…I love the dancing!
“Do You Love Me” – The Contours – Not a classic rock track, you say? Pshaw, we reply. This Motown act had failed to score with their initial singles, when luck intervened. Label founder Berry Gordy Jr. wrote the song and reluctantly gave it to them to record in 1962. The result was a #3 pop and #1 R&B smash. Years later, the song was featured in the 1987 surprise hit film, Dirty Dancing. Though not on the original soundtrack, RCA capitalized on the fever for anything related to the film and issued a companion album, More Dirty Dancing, in 1988. “Do You Love Me” was released as a single and reached #11, thus making The Contours sort of “one-hit-twice wonders.” Bonus points: A cover by British Invasion band the Dave Clark Five scored a #11 hit in 1964.