Quicksand (Martha and the Vandellas song)

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This article is about the song by Martha and the Vandellas. For the song by David Bowie, see Quicksand (David Bowie song). For the song by La Roux, see Quicksand (La Roux song).
Single by Martha and the Vandellas
from the album Greatest Hits
B-side Darling, I Hum Our Song
Released 1963
Format 7" 45 RPM
Recorded Hitsville U.S.A. (Studio A); 1963
Genre Soul/pop
Length 2:38
Label Gordy
Writer(s) Holland–Dozier–Holland
Producer(s) Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier
Martha and the Vandellas singles chronology
"(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave"
"Live Wire"

"Quicksand" is a 1963 dance single by Motown girl group Martha and the Vandellas. Built under almost the same gospel-inspired delivery of their previous hit "(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave", this time lead singer Martha Reeves explains how her loved one brings her "closer" to him explaining that his love was like "quicksand".[1] Released in October 1963, the song became another Top Ten hit for Martha & the Vandellas eventually reaching number eight on the Billboard Hot 100.[2] It was the third hit the group composed with the fabled Holland–Dozier–Holland team, who would go on to record hits with the likes of Vandellas contemporaries, The Supremes and the Four Tops.



  1. ^ Gilliland, John (1969). "Show 26 - The Soul Reformation: Phase two, the Motown story. [Part 5]" (audio). Pop Chronicles. Digital.library.unt.edu. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 398.