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Billboard #1 Hits #174: ‘ You Can’t Hurry Love”- The Supremes. November 19, 1966. #1 for 2 weeks.

  • Single: “You Keep Me Hangin’ On “- The Supremes
  • Record Company- Motown
  • Genre: Soul
  • Written by Holland-Dozier-Holland
  • Time: 2:47
  • B-side: “Remove This Doubt”
  • Album- The Supremes Sing Holland Dozier Holland
  • Grade: A
  • Peaked at #1 3 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #3 in UK Singles Chart. #8 on UK Singles Chart.

The Supremes were slacking in 1966- only 2 #1’s. “You Keep Me Hangin’ On’ was their 8th career #1. Another Holland-Dozier- Holland song- with The Funk Brothers as always in the back ground. The single element I always think of on this song is the guitar part which originated from a Morse code like radio sound effect. I have come to notice something in doing this feature. I have noted before that I was kind of lukewarm on The Supremes. Yet I have also noticed all 8 #1’s I’ve featured I really like. I think the problem is- if I hear their singles distanced apart- I like them a lot better than if I sit down and listen to a Supreme Greatest Hit type album- where the songs tend to blend together. Maybe I like The Supremes more than I realized.

2 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #174: “YOU KEEP ME HANGIN’ ON”- THE SUPREMES- NOVEMBER 19, 1966

    • I have the massive 3 album set that came out in the early 70’s covering their career- when I listened to that a year ago- by the time I was finished- i was finished with them. In reassessing it does seem like they need to be taken in small doses.

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