Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: #120: ‘Smiling Faces Sometimes’- The Undisputed Truth. June 26, 1971.
- Single: ‘Smiling Faces Sometimes’- The Undisputed Truth
- Record Company- Gordy
- Genre: Psychedelic Soul
- Written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong
- Time: 3:16
- B-side: ‘You Got The Love I Need’
- Album-The Undisputed Truth
- Grade: A
- Peaked at #3 18 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
The Undisputed Truth- were an R&B vocal trio from Detroit. They had 6 Hot 100 hits- but ‘Smiling Faces Sometimes”- their first hit- was the only one to reach the Top 40.
I like it, remember it from my childhood. Each time I hear it though or see it mentioned I find myself surprised, somehow, with me thinking it was the O-Jays.
It does kind of remind me of Back Stabbers a bit..
A long-time favorite of mine. I wrote about it last year.