"Dedicated to the One I Love" is a song written by Lowman Pauling and Ralph Bass which was a hit for The "5" Royales, The Shirelles, and The Mamas & The Papas. Pauling was the guitarist of The "5" Royales, the group that recorded the original version of this song, produced by Bass, in 1957. The "5" Royales saw a re-release of their own version chart at #81 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961. -- Wikipedia
The "5" Royales song Dedicated To The One I Love was covered by ...
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- The Shirelles covered it on a 1958 single. It became a hit for them in 1959. In 1961, they re-released their version and watched it rocket up the chart to #3 on the Hot 100 and #2 on the R&B charts.
- The Orlons covered it on their 1962 LP "The Wah-Watusi".
- Reparata and the Delrons covered it on their 1965 LP "Whenever a Teenager Cries".
- The Mamas & the Papas covered it on their February 1967 LP "The Mamas and The Papas Deliver". It went to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and also peaked #2 on the UK Charts.
- The Lettermen covered it on their October 1967 LP "Spring!".
- Stapelton-Morley Expression covered it on their October 1967 LP "The Mamas and The Papas Book of Songs".
- The O'Kaysions covered it on their 1968 single "Love Machine".
- The Temprees covered it on their 1972 LP "Lovemen". It reached #93 on the Hot 100.
- Hubert Ree (Hubert Lee) covered it in 1973, as a reggae version.
- Ruben and the Jets covered it on their 1973 LP "For Real!".
- The New Seekers covered it on their 1974 LP "Together".
- Stacy Lattisaw covered it on her 1979 LP "Young and In Love".
- Bernadette Peters covered it on her 1981 LP "Now Playing". It reached #65 on the Hot 100.
- Bitty McLean covered it on their 1994, as a reggae version. It reached #6 on the UK Singles Chart.
- Linda Ronstadt covered it on her 1996 LP "Dedicated to the One I Love".
- Tanya Stephens covered it on her 1998 LP "Ruff Rider".
- Holly Cole covered it on her 2000 LP "Romantically Helpless".
- Laura Nyro covered it on her 2002 LP "Live - The Loom's Desire".
- Steve Cropper feat. Lucinda Williams & Steve Winwood covered it on his 2011 LP "Dedicated - A Salute to The 5 Royales".
- Wilson Phillips covered it on his 2012 LP "Dedicated".