Please Mr. Postman

original song written and composed by Robert Bateman, Freddie Gorman, Brian Holland

"Please Mr. Postman" is the first single of The Marvelettes on the Motown record label. This was the first Motown song to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.[1] The song was released in the summer of 1961.[2]

The song was also recorded by The Carpenters in 1974. Their single also hit #1 on Billboard Hot 100.


  1. David Rowley, All Together Now (UK: Matador, 2013), pp. 145–46
  2. Mitch Rosalsky, Encyclopedia of Rhythm & Blues and Doo-Wop Vocal Groups (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2002), p. 377