It Should Have Been Me (Norman Whitfield song)
"It Should Have Been Me" is a 1963 song written by William "Mickey" Stevenson and Norman Whitfield for Kim Weston. It has been performed by Yvonne Fair, Gladys Knight & the Pips and Adeva among others. Knight's version peaked at number 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968. Fair had her only hit single with her recording of the song in 1976, reaching number 5 in the UK and number 85 in the US. In 1991, dance music artist, Adeva had the first of two number ones on the US dance chart with her version.
The song begins:
- "I saw my love walking down the aisle
- And as he passed me by, he turned and gave me a smile"
Kim Weston version
- Lead vocals by Kim Weston
- Backing vocals by The Supremes: Florence Ballard, Diana Ross, and Mary Wilson
- Instrumentation by The Funk Brothers
Gladys Knight & The Pips version
- Lead vocals by Gladys Knight
- Backing vocals by Merald "Bubba" Knight, Edward Patten, and William Guest
- Instrumentation by The Funk Brothers and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
- Dahl, Bill (2001). Motown: The Golden Years. Krause Publications. p. 333. ISBN 0873492862.
- Whitburn, Joel. Top Pop Singles (12th ed.). Record Research, Inc. p. 542. ISBN 0898201802.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 192. ISBN 1904994105.
- Whitburn, Joel. Top Pop Singles (12th ed.). Record Research, Inc. p. 333. ISBN 0898201802.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 16.
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