The next song to hit the top of the record charts was “My Guy” by Mary Wells. The song was written by Smokey Robinson and it would become Mary’s biggest hit. The short intro borrows the theme from the old song”Canadian Sunset.”
Mary Wells was one of the first big stars for Motown Records. After “My Guy” she recorded an album of duets with Marvin Gaye that was a hit. But arguments with Motown had Mary leaving the record company in 1965. After that Mary’s career fizzled. She would died in 1992 of cancer at age 49.
“My Guy” was the number one song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the weeks of May 10 – 23. It was the top song on the Cash Box chart for only the week of May 24 – 30.
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