I Don't Want To Take A Chance
Mary Wells Lyrics

You say you love me, and I believe you do
You really really love me 'cause I love you

I don't want to take a chance
I don't want to take a chance
I don't want to take a chance and come out
Oh, and come out, and come out
Only losin' in
I still remember the last love I had
Left me so blue and oh so sad
But I just want to let you know

I've had lonely days oh and lonely nights
That's something that I don't want to go through, no no
Just give my heart some time
And I know I'll make up mind
When I give it up, I'm gonna give it up to you
You, you you you

One day, baby, when my heart is stronger
And I'll have this fear no longer
Maybe then I'll come running to you
But right now


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Daniel Burns

this song went to #33 on the pop charts in 1961!!!


Beautiful song from back in the day.  Take me back to my young days. . . .love it!

Beatrice Young

This is a true song! Sing it Mary.

Patricia Washington December 22, 2016


On this day in 1961 {September 13th) Mary Wells was a guest on the Dick Clark ABC-TV weekday-afternoon program 'American Bandstand'...
At the time her record "I Don't Want to Take A Chance" was at #65 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, two weeks earlier it had peaked at #33 {for 1 week} and it spent 9 weeks on the Top 100...
Between 1961 and 1966 she had twenty-three records on the Top 100 chart, four made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, "My Guy", for two weeks on May 10th, 1964...
Besides "My Guy", her three other Top 10 records were "The One Who Really Love You" {#8 in 1962}, "You Beat Me to the Punch" {#9 in 1962, and "Two Lovers" {#7 in 1963}...
Two of her twenty-three Top 100 records were duets with Marvin Gaye, "Once Upon A time" {#19 for 3 weeks in 1964} and "What's the Matter With You Baby" {#17 for 1 week in 1964}...
Mary Esther Wells passed away at the young age of 49 on July 26th, 1992...
May she R.I.P.
And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, in 1961, besides "I Don't Want to Take A Chance" there were two other 'I Don't Want' records on the Top 100, "I Don't Want to Cry" by Chuck Jackson {#36} and "I Don't Want Nobody" by Ella Johnson with the Buddy Johnson's Orchestra {#78}...

Richard Koenigsberg

Her greatest song, no contest. So intense.

Rodders Peace

Shame she left Motown she was never as prolific, we can only guess how big she could of been,what a voice. Would have been nice if she'd dueted with maybe Smokey or Jimmy Ruffin.

Lois Weiss

u r great on this Mary Wells

joseph peden

Excellent song....


Released in July 1961 on Motown's Record Label as Motown 1011

frankie hunter

Not the second biggest hit but the second Well's song that charted on Billboard's Hot Hundred. The song peaked at Nr. 33 in 1961.

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