The Supremes released “You Can’t Hurry Love” on this day in 1966

The song remains one of the 1960’s absolute classics and a Motown signature song

The Supremes released “You Can’t Hurry Love” on this day in 1966

One of Motown’s signature songs, “You Can’t Hurry Love” by The Supremes was released on July 25, 1966 backed by B-Side “Put Yourself in My Place”. Written and produced by famous Motown production team Holland–Dozier–Holland, was inspired by and partially based upon “(You Can’t Hurry God) He’s Right on Time”, a 1950’s gospel song written by Dorothy Love Coates of The Original Gospel Harmonettes. The single, which was the second to be released from the Supremes’ album “The Supremes A’ Go-Go”, became The Supremes’ seventh number-one hit, topping the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks in September 1966. In 1982 British singer Phil Collins relived the song through his 1980’s Pop version which also peaked to No.1 in the UK and No.10 in the U.S.

Watch a clip from The Supremes performing “You Can’t Hurry Love” at The Ed Sullivan Show, 1966

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