Where Did Our Love Go (album)

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Where Did Our Love Go
Studio album by The Supremes
Released August 31, 1964
Recorded December 28, 1962 – July 13, 1964
Genre R&B, soul, doo-wop, pop
Label Motown
M 621
Producer Brian Holland
Lamont Dozier
Smokey Robinson
Norman Whitfield
Robert Gordy
The Supremes chronology
Meet The Supremes
(1962)
Where Did Our Love Go
(1964)
A Bit of Liverpool
(1964)
Singles from Where Did Our Love Go
  1. "A Breathtaking Guy"
    Released: June 12, 1963
  2. "When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes"
    Released: October 31, 1963
  3. "Run, Run, Run"
    Released: February 7, 1964
  4. "Where Did Our Love Go"
    Released: June 17, 1964
  5. "Baby Love"
    Released: September 17, 1964
  6. "Come See About Me"
    Released: October 27, 1964
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Where Did Our Love Go is a 1964 album by Motown singing group The Supremes. The album, their second studio LP, includes several of the group's singles and B-sides from 1963 and 1964. Included are the group's first Billboard Pop Singles number-one hits, "Where Did Our Love Go", "Baby Love", and "Come See About Me", as well as their first Top 40 hit, "When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes", and the singles "A Breathtaking Guy" and "Run, Run, Run".

With the release of this album, The Supremes became the first act in Billboard magazine history to have three number-one hits from the same album. It was the album that introduced "The Motown Sound" to the masses. It was also, at the time, the highest ranking album by an all female group. It remained in the #2 position for 4 weeks, in January 1965, remaining on the Billboard charts for an unprecedented 89 weeks.

Hip-O Select released a limited run fortieth anniversary deluxe edition of the album in 2004, which included both the mono and stereo versions of the album, as well as several outtakes, non-album tracks and a recorded live show from the Twenty Grand club in Detroit, Michigan. It sold out immediately. (see: Hip-O Select.com)

They filmed performances of four of the singles from the album including "Run, Run, Run", "When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes", "Where Did Our Love Go" and "Baby Love" for the hit teen concert film, The T.A.M.I. Show" released on December 29, 1964. It was equivalent to Motown 25 or Live Aid as a pivotal music concert event. When it hit theaters nationwide, it undoubtedly raised and extended the visibility of the "Where Did Our Love Go" album in monumental ways.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Holland–Dozier–Holland except as noted.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Where Did Our Love Go"
  2. "Run, Run, Run"
  3. "Baby Love"
  4. "When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes"
  5. "Come See About Me"
  6. "Long Gone Lover" (Smokey Robinson)

Side two[edit]

  1. "I'm Giving You Your Freedom"
  2. "A Breathtaking Guy" (Robinson)
  3. "He Means the World to Me" (Norman Whitfield)
  4. "Standing at the Crossroads of Love"
  5. "Your Kiss of Fire" (Berry Gordy, Jr., Harvey Fuqua)
  6. "Ask Any Girl"

2004 Expanded CD bonus trackslist[edit]

  1. "This Is It" (Faye Hale) ****
  2. "I'm The Exception To The Rule" (Whitfield) **
  3. "Everyday I'll Love You More Than Yesterday" (Robinson, Claudette Rogers Robinson) *
  4. "Beginning To Ending" (George Fowler) *****
  5. "Mr. Blues" (Robinson) *
  6. "Come On Boy" (Berry Gordy, Jr.) ***
  7. "Bye Baby" (Gordy) ***
  8. "My Imagination" (Richard Parker[disambiguation needed], Faye Hale) ****
  9. "I Idolize You" (Robinson) *
  10. "You're Gonna Come To Me" (Gordy) (Version 4 - Credited as Version "3")
  11. "Honey Babe" (Gordy, Stevie Wonder) ***
  12. "Penny Pincher"
  13. "Let Me Hear You Say (I Love You)" (Andre Williams, Johnny Bristol) ********
  14. "Don't Take It Away" (William Weatherspoon, William "Mickey" Stevenson) *******
  15. "Just Call Me" (Ivy Jo Hunter, Stevenson) ******
  16. "That's A Funny Way" (Hunter, Stevenson) ******
  17. "Stop, Look & Listen" (Ed Cobb) ***
  18. "Send Me No Flowers"
  19. "Baby Love" (Alternate "early" version)
  20. "Introduction/Devil's Den" (Live (Live 1964)
  21. "When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes" (Live 1964)
  22. "A Breathtaking Guy" (Live 1964)
  23. "Your Heart Belongs To Me" (Live 1964)
  24. "Let Me Go The Right Way" (Live 1964)
  25. "I Am Woman, You Are Man" (Jule Styne, Bob Merrill) (Live 1964)
  26. "People" (Merrill, Styne) (Live 1964)
  27. "Where Did Our Love Go" (Live 1964)

The original album went onto sell over 4 million copies stateside alone. The limited exclusive "40th Anniversary" version is now listed as "sold out". It remains, to date, one of their best selling studio albums.

Personnel[edit]

Singles history[edit]

  • "A Breath Taking, First Sight Soul Shaking, One Night Love Making, Next Day Heart Breaking Guy" b/w "(The Man with the) Rock And Roll Banjo Band" (from The Supremes Sing Country, Western and Pop) (Motown 1044, June 12, 1963, reissued immediately with a-side title shortened to "A Breath Taking Guy")
  • "When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes" b/w "Standing at the Crossroads of Love" (Motown 1051, October 31, 1963)
  • "Run, Run, Run" b/w "I'm Giving You Your Freedom" (Motown 1054, February 7, 1964)
  • "Where Did Our Love Go" b/w "He Means the World to Me" (Motown 1060, June 17, 1964)
  • "Baby Love" b/w "Ask Any Girl" (Motown 1066, September 17, 1964)
  • "Come See About Me" b/w "You're Gone, But Always in My Heart" (on The Supremes Sing Holland–Dozier–Holland) (Motown 1068, October 27, 1964)

Chart history[edit]

Album[edit]

Name Chart (1964) Peak
position
Where Did Our Love Go U.S. Billboard 200 2
U.S. Billboard R&B Albums Chart 1

Singles[edit]

Name Chart (1963 - 1964) Peak
position
"A Breath Taking Guy" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 75
U.S. Billboard R&B Singles Chart
U.S. Cash Box R&B Singles
"When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 23
U.S. Cash Box R&B Singles 2
"Run, Run, Run" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 93
U.S. Cash Box R&B Singles 22
"Where Did Our Love Go" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
U.S. Cash Box R&B Singles 1
UK Singles Chart 3
"Baby Love" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
U.S. Cash Box R&B Singles 1
UK Singles Chart 1
"Come See About Me" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
U.S. Cash Box R&B Singles 2
UK Singles Chart 27
  • Note: There was no Billboard R&B singles chart from November 1963 until January 1965. Most discographies include R&B information from Cash Box magazine to fill in the gap in the R&B chart, as is done here.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Where Did Our Love Go (album) at AllMusic