"Bernadette" is a 1967 hit song recorded by the Four Tops for the Motown label. Written, composed, and produced by Motown's main production team, the Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Eddie Holland partnership, the song is one of the most well-known Motown tunes of the 1960s. Depicting a man's excessive desire for and jealousy over his girlfriend, the song reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was The Four Tops's final Top 10 hit of the 1960s. On the soul chart, "Bernadette" went to number three. It also reached #8 in the UK. In 1972, the song "Keeper of the Castle" would return them to the Top 10 charts. "Bernadette" is known for its false ending, when the chorus holds a long cadence note and then Four Tops lead singer Levi Stubbs shouts out the title and goes on with his insecure passions as the song ends in a fade out. Critic Maury Dean described the effectiveness of Stubb's shout of "BERNADETTE!!!" as being the key ingredient in getting listeners to buy the record, even if Bernadette herself may not have heard him.
Allmusic critic John Bush calls it "dramatic" and "impassioned."