My World Is Empty Without You" is a 1965 song recorded and released as a single by The Supremes for the Motown label.
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Overview [ edit ]
Written and produced by Motown's main production team of
Holland–Dozier–Holland, the song's slow tempo accompanies a somber lyric which delves into the feelings of depression which can set in after a breakup; instrumentally, this is showcased with a gothic and dramatic musical arrangement, prominently featuring Earl Van Dyke's Hammond organ shrilly configured to sound like a liturgical pipe organ, in tow with the trend of baroque pop during the mid-1960s.
"My World Is Empty Without You" was one of the few songs written by the team for The Supremes that didn't go to number one, peaking at number five on the
US pop chart for two weeks in February 1966 and at number 10 on the [1 ] R&B chart; the single failed to chart on the UK Singles Chart. The group performed the song on the CBS hit variety program on Sunday, February 20, 1966. The Ed Sullivan Show [2 ]
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Cover versions and other uses [ edit ]
One of the earliest released covers of the song is by
Jose Feliciano, on the b-side of his 1968 album Souled. "My World Is Empty Without You" is sampled on MC Lyte's 1991 socially conscious rap ballad "Poor Georgie," from the album . It has also been covered by Act Like You Know Diamanda Galas, and also by Psychedelic Rock band Vanilla Fudge on their 1984 album Mystery_(Vanilla_Fudge_album). The song is also sampled on J. Cole's "World is Empty" from his mixtape. The song was also released as a single by the band The Warm Up The Afghan Whigs, as noted below: [3 ] [4 ]
All songs written and composed by
Greg Dulli, except where noted.
"My World Is Empty Without You"
(cover) Holland, Dozier, Holland
(album version) Dulli, McCollum, Curley, Earle
"You My Flower"
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