Motown: Holland–Dozier–Holland: selected songs, 1966

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See also:

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All songs featured in this page were written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Edward Holland, Jr. (Holland–Dozier–Holland), except as noted. All recordings featured in the page were produced by Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier.

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This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)

The Isley Brothers — released 12 January 1966 on Tamla T 54128, b/w “There’s No Love Left” (E. Holland, L. Dozier, J. Dean, B. Holland) — Singles chart peaks: #12, Hot 100; #6, R&B

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You Can’t Hurry Love

The Supremes released 25 July 1966 on Motown M 1097, b/w “Put Yourself in My Place” (Holland, Dozier, Holland, Thornton) — Singles chart peaks: #1, Hot 100 (2 weeks, September 1966) and #1, R&B (2 weeks, September 1966)

The non-agreement of the verb “keeps” with the plural subject in the line “These precious words keeps me hangin’ on,” is a relatively uncommon concession by lyricist Eddie Holland to non-standard American English usage. It may be considered either a dialectal, ethnolectal, or sociolectal variation.

Performance on singles charts, from Wikipedia:

Chart (1966) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Chart 1
U.S. Billboard R&B Singles Chart 1
U.S. Cash Box Pop Singles Chart 1
Canadian RPM 100 Singles Chart[6] 3
UK Singles Chart 3

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Take one, which after an early error (wrong word at 0:49) continues, with Ross now and then apparently testing ideas and finally calling for a fade

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Put Yourself in My Place (Holland, Dozier, Holland, Thornton) — B-side of “You Can’t Hurry Love,” released 25 July 1966 on Motown M 1097

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Reach Out I’ll Be There

Four Tops — issued 18 Aug 1966 on Motown M-1098 (also Motown 1098), b/w “Until You Love Someone” (Holland–Dozier–Holland) — Singles chart peaks: #1, Hot 100 (2 weeks: 15 and 22 October 1966); #1, R&B for two weeks (29 October and 5 November 1966)

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Ed Sullivan Show, Season 19, Episode 6 — airdate: 16 October 1966

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You Keep Me Hangin’ On

The Supremes — issued 12 October 1966 on the single Motown M-1101 (also M 1101, MOTOWN 1101), b/w “Remove This Doubt” (Holland–Dozier–Holland); also included as the first track of the LP The Supremes Sing Holland–Dozier–Holland, released in January 1967 — Singles chart peaks: #1, Hot 100 (2 weeks, November 1966); #1, R&B; #1, Cash Box; #8, UK pop

album version (stereo)

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