Love Is Here and Now You're Gone

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"Love Is Here and Now You're Gone"
Single by The Supremes
from the album The Supremes Sing Holland–Dozier–Holland
B-side "There's No Stopping Us Now"
Released January 11, 1967 (U.S.)
Format Vinyl record (7" 45 RPM)
Recorded Los Angeles, August 12, 1966; Hitsville U.S.A. (Studio A), September 22 & November 13, 1966
Genre Pop, R&B, psychedelic pop
Length 2:48
Label Motown
M 1103
Writer(s) Holland–Dozier–Holland
Producer(s) Brian Holland
Lamont Dozier
The Supremes singles chronology
"You Keep Me Hangin' On"
(1966)
"Love Is Here and Now You're Gone"
(1967)
"The Happening"
(1967)
The Supremes Sing Holland–Dozier–Holland track listing
Music sample
Alternative cover

"Love Is Here and Now You're Gone" is a 1967 song recorded by The Supremes for the Motown label.

Written and composed by Motown's main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland, it became the second consecutive number-one pop single from the Supremes' album The Supremes Sing Holland–Dozier–Holland and the group's ninth overall chart-topper in the United States on Billboard Hot 100, peaking March 1967.[1]

Background[edit]

History[edit]

The song, which depicts a relationship in the beginning stages of breakup ("You persuaded me to love you/And I did/But instead of tenderness/I found heartache instead"), features several spoken sections from lead singer Diana Ross, who delivers her dialogue in a dramatic, emotive voice. Matching the song's drama influences is an instrumental track, featuring a prominent harpsichord and strings, which recalls both a Hollywood film score and The Left Banke's recently popularized "Baroque rock."[2]

Primarily recorded in Los Angeles, California, thousands of miles away from Motown's regular Hitsville U.S.A. recording studio, "Love Is Here, and Now You're Gone" was the #1 song on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for one week, from March 11 to March 18, 1967, becoming the group's ninth number-one single. The single was also the group's sixth number one on the R&B charts.[3] The girl group performed the hit record on NBC's The Andy Williams Show on Sunday, January 22, 1967,[4] going to number one two weeks later. Lyricist Eddie Holland names "Love is Here" as his favorite Supremes song.

Personnel[edit]

Chart history[edit]

Chart Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
U.S. Billboard R&B Singles Chart 1
U.S. Cash Box Pop Singles Chart 1
UK Singles Chart 17

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1967) Position
U.S. Cash Box Year End Chart 40

Cover versions[edit]

Michael Jackson later covered "Love Is Here, and Now You're Gone" for his solo debut album, Got to Be There.[5] On the 45 versions, it was the B-side of his number two smash, "Rockin' Robin".[6] It also featured on the 'Jackson And The Beanstalk' episode of the new Jackson 5 cartoon series in 1971.[7]

Tami Lynn covered a version of this song with the title "Love Here and Now You're Gone" in her debut album, Love Is Here and Now You're Gone in 1972.[8]

Phil Collins included this song on his 2010 album of soul covers, Going Back.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard Hot 100". Billboard (Nielsen Company) 79 (10): 22. 1967. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Love Is Here and Now You're Gone". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 558. 
  4. ^ "January 22, 1967". The Andy Williams Show. Season 5. Episode 20. 22 January 1967. NBC. KNBC. http://www.tv.com/the-andy-williams-show-1962/january-22-1967/episode/1155344/summary.html.
  5. ^ "Michael Jackson - Got To Be There (Vinyl, LP, Album) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
  6. ^ "Michael Jackson - Rockin' Robin at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
  7. ^ Halstead, Craig; Cadman, Chris (2007). Michael Jackson: For The Record. Bedfordshire: Authors OnLine Ltd. p. 208. ISBN 0-7552-0267-8. 
  8. ^ "Tami Lynn - Love Is Here And Now You're Gone at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
  9. ^ "Phil Collins - Going Back at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
Preceded by
"Ruby Tuesday" by The Rolling Stones
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
March 11, 1967 (one week)
Succeeded by
"Penny Lane" by The Beatles
Preceded by
"Are You Lonely For Me" by Freddie Scott
Billboard Hot R&B Singles number-one single
March 11, 1967 – March 18, 1967 (two weeks)
Succeeded by
"I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" by Aretha Franklin