Song of the Day Nov 21

November 21, 2023

Today our song is: Please Mr Postman by the Marvelettes

Wikipedia tells us this about the song:

"Please Mr. Postman" is a song written by Georgia Dobbins, William Garrett, Freddie Gorman, Brian Holland and Robert Bateman. It is the debut single by the Marvelettes for the Tamla (Motown) label, notable as the first Motown song to reach the number-one position on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart. The single achieved this position in late 1961; it hit number one on the R&B chart as well. "Please Mr. Postman" became a number-one hit again in early 1975 when the Carpenters' cover of the song reached the top position of the Billboard Hot 100. "Please Mr. Postman" has been covered several times, including by the British rock group the Beatles in 1963. The 2017 song "Feel It Still" by Portugal. The Man draws on "Please Mr. Postman" and includes a credit for Brian Holland. 



  1. Believe it or not, I heard The Beatles' version before the original. ☺ They did a good job with the cover! Can't remember The Carpenters doing that song, though. I'll find it on YouTube.


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