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The peerless Supremes racked up a outstanding tally of 12 No.1 American pop singles in simply 5 years and 4 months, between 1964 and 1969. On September 10, 1966, they moved into the second half of that run, which noticed the trio hurry in the direction of chart immortality with “You Can’t Hurry Love.”

The trio’s first six pop chart-toppers had, extremely, all arrived throughout the house of 15 months, from “Cease! In The Title Of Love” in August 1964 to “I Hear A Symphony” in November 1965. When the group returned to singles motion the subsequent 12 months, “My World Is Empty With out You” reached “solely” No.5 and “Love Is Like An Itching In My Coronary heart” No.9. However as their subsequent launch, “You Can’t Hurry Love” was in a rush, taking simply 5 weeks to race 66-28-7-4-1.

No.2 received’t do

By this time, Berry Gordy’s expectations for Motown had been nearly ruthlessly excessive. As recalled in Quantity 6 of the Full Motown Singles collection, in early July, 1966 he despatched a memo to his workers that learn: “We are going to launch nothing lower than Prime 10 product on any artist. And since the Supremes’ worldwide acceptance is bigger than the opposite artists, on them we’ll launch solely No.1 data.”

Take heed to the Finest Motown Songs Ever playlist.

The Holland-Dozier-Holland composition had the working title “This Is The place I Got here In,” earlier than they landed on the lyric they needed. Taken from the album The Supremes A’ Go-Go, it was a hands-down business winner from the get-go. The only began its two-week run atop the Sizzling 100 this week in 1966 and spent a fortnight because the R&B chart No.1 as properly.

It goes with out saying that essentially the most well-known remake of “You Can’t Hurry Love” is Phil Collins’ No.1 interpretation from 1982, however like so many different Motown copyrights, it was additionally coated from inside, so to talk. The Jackson 5 recorded the tune, which amongst many different remakes, was additionally performed by Bette Midler on her It’s The Women album in 2014.

Purchase or stream “You Can’t Hurry Love” on The Supremes A’ Go-Go.

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