Diana Ross & The Supremes - Baby Love - 1964

Diana Ross & The Supremes - Baby Love (1964)

Baby Love, a classic hit from 1964, was performed by Diana Ross & The Supremes. This song is an iconic example of the Motown sound and represents a significant era in music history.


  1. Diana Ross & The Supremes: A brief introduction to the group and its members.
  2. Motown Records: The influential record label behind "Baby Love".
  3. 1960s Music: The broader musical context of the 1960s.
  4. Musical Style and Influence: How "Baby Love" exemplifies the Motown style and its influence on later music.
  5. Cultural Impact: The role of "Baby Love" in shaping cultural and musical trends of its time.

Interactive Tasks

Quiz: Questions on the song

What year was "Baby Love" by Diana Ross & The Supremes released? (1964) (!1970) (!1960) (!1968)

Which record label released "Baby Love"? (Motown Records) (!Atlantic Records) (!Capitol Records) (!RCA Records)

Who wrote "Baby Love"? (Holland-Dozier-Holland) (!Berry Gordy) (!Smokey Robinson) (!Diana Ross)

What genre does "Baby Love" belong to? (Motown/Soul) (!Rock) (!Jazz) (!Funk)

How many weeks did "Baby Love" stay at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart? (Four weeks) (!Two weeks) (!Six weeks) (!One week)

Quiz: Questions on the Performer

Which member of The Supremes later had a successful solo career? (Diana Ross) (!Mary Wilson) (!Florence Ballard) (!Betty McGlown)

In which city was Motown Records, the label that signed The Supremes, founded? (Detroit) (!New York) (!Chicago) (!Los Angeles)

What was the original name of The Supremes? (The Primettes) (!The Marvellettes) (!The Dreamettes) (!The Starlettes)

How many number-one singles did The Supremes have during the 1960s? (Twelve) (!Five) (!Eight) (!Ten)

Who replaced Florence Ballard in The Supremes in 1967? (Cindy Birdsong) (!Jean Terrell) (!Barbara Martin) (!Linda Laurence)

Quiz: Questions on the lyrics

What does the singer plead for in the chorus of "Baby Love"? (Love and affection) (!Freedom) (!Happiness) (!Understanding)

Which phrase is repeated in the opening lines of "Baby Love"? ("Ooh baby love, my baby love") (!"Oh sweet love, my sweet love") (!"My darling love, my darling love") (!"Little love, my little love")

In "Baby Love," what does the singer compare the loss of love to? (A fading flower) (!A broken heart) (!A lonely night) (!A passing storm)

What emotion is predominantly expressed in "Baby Love"? (Longing) (!Joy) (!Anger) (!Regret)

Which word is used in "Baby Love" to describe the singer's feelings of loneliness? (Deep) (!Endless) (!Dark) (!Heavy)


Motown Records Founded in Detroit
Diana Ross Successful solo career
Holland-Dozier-Holland Songwriters of "Baby Love"
1964 Year "Baby Love" was released
Twelve Number of number-one singles by The Supremes in the 1960s

Open Tasks


  1. Research The Supremes: Find out more about the other members of The Supremes besides Diana Ross.
  2. Motown Records History: Explore the history and impact of Motown Records.


  1. 1960s Music Trends: Investigate other popular music trends of the 1960s.
  2. Analyze Lyrics: Analyze the lyrics of "Baby Love" and discuss the themes of love and longing.


  1. Compare Music Eras: Compare the music and cultural impact of The Supremes to a modern musical group.
  2. Write a Song Review: Write a detailed review of "Baby Love," focusing on its musical elements and historical significance.

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Oral Exam

  1. Discuss the Cultural Impact: Discuss how "Baby Love" and The Supremes influenced the music and culture of the 1960s.
  2. Motown's Musical Style: Explain the characteristics of Motown's musical style and how "Baby Love" fits within it.
  3. The Supremes' Legacy: Explore the legacy of The Supremes in contemporary music.
  4. Influence of Female Artists: Discuss the influence of female artists like Diana Ross on the music industry.
  5. Evolution of Pop Music: Analyze how pop music has evolved since the 1960s using "Baby Love" as a reference point.

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