EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘Baby, Come Back’ – The Equals

What was the number one song in the UK on 3rd July 1968?

British band The Equals, got to number one for 3 weeks with Baby, Come Back.

Written by band founder Eddy Grant, Baby, Come Back is a popular tune that has been covered numerous times and most famously by UB40 and Pato Banton (which also got to number 1 in 1994). It’s incredibly catchy and would get anyone shifting their feet on the dance floor. It has a less commercial sound than the UB40 version and I actually think it is better for it.

Lyrics

Come back
Baby, come back
Baby, come back
Baby, come back
This is the first time [unintelligible] today
That you have run away
I’m asking you for the first time
Love me [unintelligible] stay (all right)
Hey (all right)
Hey (all right!)
Hey, yeah
Come back
Baby, come back
Baby, come back
Baby, come back
There ain’t no use in you crying
Cause I’m more hurt than you
I shoulda not been out flirting
But now my love is true
Ooh (all right)
Ooh (OK!)
Ooh, yeah
Come back
Baby, come back
Baby, come back
Baby, come back
Come back, baby, don’t you leave me
Baby, baby, please don’t go
Oh, won’t you give me a second chance
Baby, I love you so (all right)
Oh (oh, yeah)
Oh [unintelligible]
Oh, yeah
Come back
I said baby, come back
I said baby, come back
Oh won’t you please come back
Oh won’t you please come back

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