Quicksand (Martha and the Vandellas song)
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|Single by Martha and the Vandellas|
|from the album Greatest Hits|
|B-side||Darling, I Hum Our Song|
|Format||7" 45 RPM|
|Recorded||Hitsville U.S.A. (Studio A); 1963|
|Producer(s)||Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier|
|Martha and the Vandellas singles chronology|
"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". Released in October 1963, the song became another Top Ten hit for Martha & the Vandellas eventually reaching number eight on the Billboard Hot 100. 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.
- Lead vocals by Martha Reeves
- Background vocals by Rosalind Ashford and Annette Beard
- Produced by Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier
- Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Edward Holland, Jr.
- Instrumentation by The Funk Brothers:
- Gilliland, John (1969). "Show 26 - The Soul Reformation: Phase two, the Motown story. [Part 5]" (audio). Pop Chronicles. Digital.library.unt.edu.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 398.
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