“Dedicated to the One I Love” is a song written by Lowman Pauling and Ralph Bass which was a hit for The “5” Royales, The Shirelles and The Mamas & the Papas. Pauling was the guitarist of The “5” Royales, the group that recorded the original version of this song, produced by Bass, in 1957. Their version was re-released in 1961 and charted at #81 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The Shirelles version
A version recorded by The Shirelles reached #83 in 1959. In 1961, they re-released their version and it reached #3 on the Hot 100 chart and #2 on the R&B charts.