Billboard #1 Hits: #129: “My Girl”- The Temptations. March 6, 1965. #1 for 1 week.

  • Single: “My Girl”- The Temptations
  • Record Company- Gordy
  • Genre: Soul
  • Written by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White
  • Time: 2:55
  • B-side:” {Talking Bout} Nobody But My Baby”
  • Album- The Temptations Sing Smokey
  • Grade: A+
  • Peaked at #1 1 week on the Billboard Hot 100. #43 on the UK Singles Chart.

“My Girl’ was the first #1 hit for The Temptations and became their signature song. Written and produced by Miracles- Smokey Robinson and Ronald White- “My Girl” was inspired by Smokey’s wife at the time Claudette. “My Girl” is on The Temptations album- The Temptations Sing Smokey- which was a pretty good idea- in the 1960’s Smokey Robinson had to be the greatest artist at Motown and along with Berry Gordy the man who made it run. “My Girl” was the first Temptations song to have David Ruffin on lead vocals. Ruffin had recently joined the group and Robinson was impressed by his vocals and set out to write a song to fit him. “My Girl” was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rhythm and Blues Recording and Rolling Stone magazine ranked it at #88 on their 500 Greatest Songs Ever list. Note – Backing The Temptations vocals- The Funk Brothers as always.


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