A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday)

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"A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Every Day)"
Single by Martha and the Vandellas
from the album Come and Get These Memories
A-side"Heat Wave"
ReleasedJune 28, 1963 (album)
July 9, 1963 (single)
Format7" single
RecordedHitsville U.S.A. (Studio A), May 2, 1963
GenreSoul
LabelGordy G 7022
Songwriter(s)Holland–Dozier–Holland
Producer(s)
Martha and the Vandellas singles chronology
"Come and Get These Memories"
(1963)
"Heat Wave" / "A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday)"
(1963)
"Quicksand"
(1963)
"A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday)"
A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday).jpg
1970 reissued single
Single by Ike & Tina Turner
from the album River Deep - Mountain High
Released1967
Format7" single
Recorded1966, Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre
Length2:52
LabelLondon Records (UK), Philles Records (US)
Songwriter(s)Holland-Dozier-Holland
Producer(s)Phil Spector
Ike & Tina Turner singles chronology
"I'll Never Need More Than This"
(1967)
"A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday)"
(1967)
"So Fine"
(1968)
"A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday)"
Nilsson and cher a love like yours.jpg
Single by Harry Nilsson & Cher
from the album All Meat
B-side"(Just Enough To Keep Me) Hangin' On"
Released1975
Format7" single
Recorded1975
GenrePop rock
Length3:38
Label
Songwriter(s)Holland–Dozier–Holland
Producer(s)Phil Spector
Cher singles chronology
"A Woman's Story"
(1974)
"A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday)"
(1975)
"Pirate"
(1977)

"A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday)" is a 1963 song issued as the B-side to Motown singing group Martha and the Vandellas' hit single, "Heat Wave", released on the Gordy label.[1]

The song, written and produced by Vandellas cohorts, Holland–Dozier–Holland, is a song where a woman praises her lover for loving her after she "broke (his) heart and made (him) blue" saying afterwards "instead of hurting back" telling her he loved her.

The song, while not released as a single, is regarded as a sixties classic with notable covers by Ike & Tina Turner, Dusty Springfield, Harry Nilsson and Cher, Juice Newton, Manfred Mann, and the Animals.[2] Ike & Tina's version was the only version that became a charted hit peaking at #16 on the UK pop charts.[3]

Credits[edit]

Ike & Tina Turner version[edit]

Ike & Tina Turner released their version as a single from their 1966 album River Deep – Mountain High; the single was released on London Records in the UK in 1967. A few copies were issued in the US by Phil Spector's label Philles Records; the label's final release of any single; the album River Deep – Mountain High was not issued in the US until it was reissued by A&M Records in 1969.[4] Following the album's reissue, "A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday)" was released as single in the US in 1970.

Track listing[edit]

1967 (UK)[edit]

  1. A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday)
  2. Hold On Baby

1967 (US)[edit]

  1. A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday)
  2. I Idolize You

1970[edit]

  1. A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday)
  2. Save The Last Dance For Me

Chart history (Ike & Tina version)[edit]

Chart (1967) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ 50th Anniversary: The Singles Collection 1962-1972 [CD liner notes]. New York: Hip-O Select/Motown/Universal Records
  2. ^ Cover Versions
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  4. ^ Thompson, Dave (2002). The Music Lover's Guide to Record Collecting. San Francisco, CA: Backbeat Books. ISBN 9781617744921. OCLC 974257573.