This was a monster. One of my favourite songs of the 1960's and the third of their five consecutive #1 hits. It actually topped the chart for two nonconsecutive weeks - at that time it was rare for a single to return to the summit.
This epitomizes the brilliance of composers Holland-Dozier-Holland.
Post by COW COW COW COW COW COW COW on Oct 12, 2019 14:01:51 GMT -5
This was originally supposed to be the follow up to “Where Did Our Love Go.” Gordy wanted a song much more similar to “Where” and so “Baby Love” was released instead. Likely, “Come See About Me” would not have been released as a single, but a competing version from New York by Nella Dodd’s was released and started to chart, so while “Baby Love” was still climbing (only one month into its release) Motown released “Come See About Me.” All three went to #1.
Had this not happened, “Back In My Arms Again” (which was recorded in December 1964) would have likely followed “Baby Love.” By the time “Come See About Me” peaked in January, “Stop! in the Name of Love” has been recorded and Motown released that as the next single in Feb 1965. Finally, “Back In My Arms Again” was released after. And those were the five number one hits in a row for the Supremes.
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