Chart Position: 1

  • #4 bestseller for 1966
  • #206 on Rolling Stone magazines list of 500 greatest songs
  • Written by Holland-Dozier-Holland
  • Lead vocals: Levi Stubbs
  • Instruments: Funk Brothers
  • Backing vocals: Obie Benson, Lawrence Payton, Duke Fakir, Andantes
  • Recorded in Detroit MI
  • Produced by Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier
  • Later recorded by Le grand orchestre de Paul Mauriat (1966), Chris Farlowe (1967), Joey Dee and Starlighters (1967), Jackie Trent (1967), Petula Clark (1967), Count Basie and His Orchestra (1967), Johnny Watson (1967), P.J. Proby (1967), Derrick Harriott (1967), Mind Garage (1968), Keith Mansfield Orchestra (1968), Walker Brothers (1968), 18th Century Concepts (1968), Bill Cosby (1968), Merrilee Rush (1968), Beatnicks (1969), Cowsills (1969), Mar-Keys (1971), Diana Ross (1971), Impact of Brass (1971), Gloria Gaynor (1975), Average white band (1982), Irene Cara (1982), Thelma Houston (1983), The Sweet (1989), Michael Bolton (1992), Paul Young (1994), Snuff (1996), Detroit Underground (1997), BB Band (1999), Dane Bowers (2001), Human League (2002), Michael McDonald (2004), Human Nature (2005), Peter Cox (2006), Gilbert Montagne (2006), Clare Teal (2007), Boyz II Men (2007), Slackers (2011) and many others

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