'Ruby Baby,' The Drifters (1956)

Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller wrote the song for the iconic R&B soul outfit the Drifters in 1956. It went to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 when singer-songwriter Dion released his version of it in 1962 and when it was included in the acclaimed musical revue "Smokey Joe's Cafe." Like most Leiber and Stoller tunes, it resurfaced a dozen more times throughout the decades, including a stint as a country hit recorded by Billy "Crash" Craddock in 1974 and a surf-inspired selection by the Beach Boys, first recorded in 1965 as an outtake and then released in 1993 in the box set "Good Vibrations: Thirty Years of the Beach Boys." Key lyric: "Each time I see you, baby my heart cries. I tell ya I'm gonna steal you away from all those guys."
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