Don't Knock My Love

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"Don't Knock My Love - Pt. 1"
Single by Wilson Pickett
from the album Don't Knock My Love
B-side "Don't Knock My Love - Pt. 2"
Released April 1971
Genre Soul
Length 2:13
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Wilson Pickett, Brad Shapiro
Producer(s) Wilson Pickett
Wilson Pickett singles chronology
"Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You"
(1971)
"Don't Knock My Love -Pt. 1"
(1971)
"Call My Name, I'll Be There"
(1971)

"Don't Knock My Love" is a hit song performed by R&B singer Wilson Pickett and written by Pickett with Brad Shapiro. Released in the spring of 1971 from the album of the same title, it spent a week at number-one on the Billboard Best Selling Soul Singles Chart and peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.[1] The song, which was produced under a funk tempo, would be Pickett's last number-one single and one of his last hits for Atlantic Records.

"Don't Knock My Love"
Single by Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye
from the album Diana & Marvin
B-side "Just Say, Just Say"
Released 1974
Format 7"
Genre Soul
Length 2:13
Label Motown
Writer(s) Wilson Pickett, Brad Shapiro
Producer(s) Hal Davis
Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye singles chronology
"You Are Everything"
(1974)
"Don't Knock My Love"
(1974)
"Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)"
(1974)

Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross version[edit]

The best known cover version of this song was recorded by Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye for their 1973 duet album, Diana & Marvin. It peaked at #46 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart and #25 on the Hot Soul Singles Chart, and also gave the duo a #1 hit in Brazil.

Personnel[edit]

Wilson Pickett version[edit]

  • Lead vocals by Wilson Pickett
  • Instrumentation by assorted musicians
  • Produced by Wilson Pickett

Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye version[edit]

Other Versions[edit]

Preceded by
"Want Ads" by Honey Cone
Billboard's Best Selling Soul Singles number one single (Wilson Pickett version)
June 26, 1971
Succeeded by
"Mr. Big Stuff by Jean Knight

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 461.