Chart Position:  1

  • #15 bestseller for 1973
  • Won best R&B performance- male Grammy Award
  • Written by Leon Huff, Kenny Gamble and Cary Gilbert
  • Billy Paul’s real name is Paul Williams; He changed his name to avoid confusion with Temptations’ Paul Williams
  • Recorded in Philadelphia PA
  • Produced by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff
  • This is Billy Paul’s only #1 single
  • Fellow Philadelphian Bill Cosby helped launch Paul’s singing career
  • Later recorded by Johnny Mathis (1973), Barbara Mason (1973), Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Ron Banks and Dramatics (1975), George Huff (2004), Al Green, Sandra Bernhard, Dave Cloud (2004), Nick the Nightfly & Monte Carlo Nights Orchestra (2004), Daryl Hall and Johnh Oates, Amii Stewart, Freddie Jackson (1992), Michael Buble (2007) and Syesha Mercado (2008)

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