“Be My Baby” by the Ronettes is the 22nd greatest song of all time.
We measured the speed of Be My Baby by averaging 8 trials of 10 beats groups. This is a method that is described at http://meanspeed.com in the section of the same name.
The speed maps below represent the measurements in spreadsheet form, using numbers available on request. The summary of the measurements:
mean time=2 minutes, 33.3 seconds
mean speed=129.1 beats per minute
mean space=0.465 seconds per beat
mean emotion=mixed fast
Ian A Schneider
Brenda Silverman Shore School
Meanspeed® Music Division
July 30, 2013
(revised and edited from its original publication also written by me)