My Guy

Mary Wells

About My Guy

"My Guy" is a 1964 hit single recorded by Mary Wells for the Motown label. Written and produced by Smokey Robinson of The Miracles, the song is a woman's rejection of a sexual advance and affirmation of her fidelity to her boyfriend, who is her ideal and with whom she is happy, despite his ordinary physique and looks. ("There's not a man today who could take me away from my guy").


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1984
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There's nothing you could say
To tear me away from my guy
There's nothing you could do
'Cause I'm stuck like glue to my guy

I'm stickin' to my guy like a stamp to a letter
Like the birds of a feather
We stick together
I'm telling you from the start
I can't be torn apart from my guy

There's nothing you can do
Could make me untrue to my guy (my guy)
There's nothing you could buy
Could make me tell a lie to my guy (my guy)

I gave my guy my word of honor
To be faithful and I'm gonna
You best be believing
I won't be deceiving my guy

As a matter of opinion I think he's tops
My opinion is he's the cream of the crop
As a matter of taste to be exact
He's my ideal as a matter of fact

And no muscle bound man could take my hand from my guy (my guy)
No handsome face could ever take the place of my guy (my guy)
He may not be a movie star
But when it comes to bein' happy we are
There's not a man today
Who could take me away from my guy

And no muscle bound man could take my hand from my guy (my guy)
And no handsome face could ever take the place of my guy (my guy)
He may not be a movie star
But when it comes to bein' happy we are
There's not a man today
Who could take me away from my guy

There's not a man today
Who could take me away from my guy
There's not a man today
Who could take me away from my guy
There's not a man today

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Mary Wells

Mary Esther Wells (May 13, 1943 – July 26, 1992) was an American singer who helped to define the emerging sound of Motown in the early 1960s. Along with The Miracles, The Temptations, The Supremes, and the Four Tops, Wells was said to have been part of the charge in black music onto radio stations and record shelves of mainstream America, "bridging the color lines in music at the time." more »

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Written by: Ronald White, Smokey Robinson

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13 facts about this song

Artist Information
"My Guy" is performed by the American singer Mary Wells.
Release Date
The song was released as a single in 1964.
Successful Track
"My Guy" top-charted and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Renowned Producer
The song was written and produced by the legendary Motown's Smokey Robinson.
Lyrics Meaning
The song's lyrics tell a story of a dedicated woman declaring her loyalty to her lover, regardless of physical appearance or financial assets.
Billboard Ranking
'My Guy' emerged as Wells' highest-ranking single on the Billboard Hot 100, and also her third number-one hit on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart.
Impact on Career
The song helped to cement Wells' career making her the first female Motown artist to have a number one single.
Cover Versions
Numerous artists have covered "My Guy" over the years, including Petula Clark and Sister Sledge.
Awards and Accolades
In 2008, "My Guy" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Commercial Usage
The song's popularity led to its use in various films, television shows, and commercials, notably in the film "More American Graffiti" and an advertising campaign by Pizza Hut.
Influence
The song has been considered an influence on the evolution of Motown songs from generic pop hits to more gender and socially conscious lyrics.
Sample Usage
Modern artists like Salt-N-Pepa have sampled "My Guy" in their own music, further popularizing the tune to new generations of listeners.
Post-release Controversy
Controversially, despite the success of the song, Mary Wells left the Motown label due to disputes over royalty payments rendering 'My Guy' as her last release under that label.

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