BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #180: ” LOVE IS HERE AND NOW YOU’RE GONE”- THE SUPREMES- MARCH 11, 1967

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Billboard #1 Hits: #180: “Love Is Here And Now You’re Gone”- The Supremes. March 11, 1967. #1 for 1 week.

  • Single: “Love Is Here And Now You’re Gone”- The Supremes
  • Record Company- Motown
  • Genre: Soul Pop
  • Written by Holland-Dozier-Holland
  • Time: 2:48
  • B-side: There’s No Stopping Us Now
  • Album- The Supremes Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland
  • Grade: B-
  • Peaked at #1 1 week in the Billboard Hot 100. #17 in UK Singles Chart.

This was the 9th #1 hit by The Supremes and this is the point where I think they started to slip. Is it a coincidence that this song was recorded in Los Angeles instead of at Hitsville USA in Detroit? Was the Holland-Dozier- Holland formula starting to wear thin? There is a noticeable drop off to me in the previous hits and this one. Not that “Love Is Here And Now You’re Gone” is horrible because it isn’t. The slippage would continue with their next single another #1- “The Happening.” The hits remained due as much to the brand name – not the quality of the songs/music. Eventually it would start to show on the charts.

One response to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #180: ” LOVE IS HERE AND NOW YOU’RE GONE”- THE SUPREMES- MARCH 11, 1967

  1. Nope. This Supremes fan disagrees. “The Happening” was very bad but this tune was solid HDH sung in classic Supremes style.

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