Do You Love Me

The Contours

About Do You Love Me

"Do You Love Me" is a 1962 hit single recorded by The Contours for Motown's Gordy Records label. Written and produced by Motown CEO Berry Gordy, Jr., "Do You Love Me?" was the Contours' only Top 40 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. Notably, the record achieved this feat twice, once in 1962 (No 3) and again in 1988 (No 11). A main point of the song is to name the Mashed Potato, The Twist, and a variation of the title "I like it like that", as "You like it like this", and many other fad dances of the 1960s. The song is noted for the spoken recitation heard in the introduction which goes: "You broke my heart / 'Cause I couldn't dance / You didn't even want me around / And now I'm back / To let you know / I can really shake 'em down." The song has a false ending. 


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You broke my heart 'cause I couldn't dance,
You didn't even want me around
And now I'm back to let you know I can really shake 'em down

Do you love me? (I can really move)
Do you love me? (I'm in the groove)
Now do you love me?
(Do you love me now that I can dance?)
Watch me, now
(Work, work) ah, work it out baby
(Work, work) well, I'm gonna drive you crazy
(Work, work) ah, just a little bit of soul, now?
(Work)
Now I can mash potatoes (I can mash potatoes)
I can do the twist (I can do the twist)
Tell me, baby, do you like it like this?
Tell me (tell me) tell me

Do you love me?
Do you love me, baby?
Now do you love me?
(Do you love me now that I can dance?)
Watch me, now
(Work, work) ah, work it out baby
(Work, work) well, I'm gonna drive you crazy
(Work, work) you are getting kind of cold, now
(Work)
(Work, work) with just a little bit of soul, now ?
(Work, work) come on, come on now
(Work, work) I'm gonna drive you crazy
(Work)
I can mash potatoes
I can do the twist
Well now, tell me, baby, do you like it like this?
Tell me (tell me) tell me

Do you love me?
Do you love me, baby?
Do you love me?
Do you love me?
Now that I can dance
(Work, work) ah, work it out baby
(Work, work) well, I'm gonna drive you crazy
(Work, work) oh you are getting kind of cold, now
(Work)
(Work, work) with just a little bit of soul, now
(Work, work) now don't you get kinda bold, now?
(Work, work) oh, work it out, baby

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The Contours

The Contours were one of the early African-American soul singing groups signed to Motown Records. The group is best known for its Billboard Top 10 hit, "Do You Love Me," a million-selling song that peaked twice in the Top 20. more »

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Written by: Berry Gordy Jr

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10 facts about this song

Artist
The song "Do You Love Me" was performed by The Contours, an American rhythm and blues singing group.
Songwriter
The song was written by Berry Gordy Jr., the founder of Motown Records. Berry Gordy actually wrote this song in response to a challenge from a record shop owner who claimed that Gordy couldn't write a hit song.
Record Label
It was released by Motown Records, one of the most famous record companies in America noted for its significant role in the racial integration of popular music.
Release Date
The song was first released in 1962 and it quickly became an enormous hit.
Chart Performance
"Do You Love Me" reached the number 3 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It went on to become one of Motown Records' first significant hits and made The Contours internationally famous.
Song Status
The song was a chart-topping hit when it was originally released, and it saw a resurgence in popularity when it was included on the soundtrack of the popular 1987 movie "Dirty Dancing." Due to this, it reappeared on the Billboard chart, reaching number 11 in 1988.
Reception Triumphant
The song also topped the R&B singles chart and reached No. 2 in the UK Singles Chart, selling over a million copies.
Comeback Spark
The song became a significant factor in reigniting the once struggling career of the Contours. The group was considering its disbandment before its release but saw an upswing in success post its release.
Cover Versions
The song has been covered by a number of other artists, including Brian Poole and the Tremeloes, and Bette Midler for the soundtrack of her movie "Stella."
Cultural Influence
The song's opening lines ask if the listener can "mashed potato" or "do the twist," which were popular dances at the time. This reference further solidified its popularity as it resonated with the cultural norms of the 1960s.

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