Sweet Soul Music Of The 70’s- “Back Stabbers”- The O’Jays. One of my favorite singles of the 70’s- “Back Stabbers” by The O’Jays- was written by Leon Huff, Gene McFadden and John Whitehead. The song appeared on The O’Jay’s album of the same name-released in 1972. The album went to #10 on the album chart- the single peaked at #3. Another single from the album “Love Train” went to #1. The album- single marked a commercial breakthrough for The O’Jays- who had been around since 1958. They had bounced around different record companies before landing with Philadelphia International – and The Philly Sound – all of their Top 40 hits would come on that label. The “Back Stabbers” album is considered by many the pinnacle of the 70’s Philly Soul sound.