Rogie Nieto – Honey Love / I’m Gonna Make You Love Me

Here we have Rogie Nieto covering “Honey Love” and “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me” released on Honey Records and produced by Ronnie Villar.

“Honey Love” is a 1954 song by The Drifters featuring Clyde McPhatter. With influences taken from calypso music, “Honey Love” was the group’s third single release, fourth release on the charts and second number one single on the R&B chart. Soon after release, the song was targeted by police in Memphis, confiscating copies of the record before they could be loaded into local jukeboxes due to their objection to what they described as ‘suggestive lyrics’ in the song.

“I’m Gonna Make You Love Me” is a soul song most popularly released as a joint single performed by Diana Ross & the Supremes and The Temptations for the Motown label. This version peaked for two weeks at #2 on the Hot 100 in the United States (behind Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”) and at #3 on the UK Singles Chart in January 1969. Written by Kenny Gamble and Jerry Ross, it was originally a top 20 R&B hit for Dee Dee Warwick in 1966 (U.S. #88 Pop). Madeline Bell’s cover peaked at #26 on the Hot 100 on 23 March 1968.

 

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