Chart Position: 4

  • #8 bestseller for 1970
  • Written by Smokey Robinson
  • Lead vocals: Pete Rivera
  • Produced by Dennis Coffey
  • Recorded in Detroit MI
  • The LP version of this song is over 21 minutes long and takes up one entire side
  • Rare Earth is named after Motown’s Rare Earth record label, whom they recorded for
  • Rare Earth’s original name was Sunliners
  • Originally recorded by Temptations (1966)
  • Rare Earth is from Detroit MI
  • Also recorded by Booker T & MGs (1967), Bobby Vee (1968), Nancy Sinatra (1999), Tom Jones (1967), Ella Fitzgerald (1967), Syl Johnson (1970), I Ribelli (1968), Supremes (1966), Proclaimers (1994), Giant Sand (1988), Gilbert Montagne (2006) and Kanda (2003)





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