Without the One You Love (Life's Not Worth While)

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"Without the One You Love (Life's Not Worth While)"
Single by Four Tops
from the album Four Tops
B-side "Love Has Gone"
Released 1964
Format Vinyl record (7-inch single)
Recorded Hitsville U.S.A. (Studio A); 1964
Genre Pop, R&B, soul
Label Motown
Writer(s) Holland–Dozier–Holland
Producer(s) Brian Holland
Lamont Dozier
Four Tops singles chronology
"Baby I Need Your Loving"
(1964)
"Without the One You Love (Life's Not Worth While)"
(1964)
"Ask the Lonely"
(1964)
"Without the One You Love"
Single by The Supremes and Four Tops
from the album The Magnificent 7
B-side "Let's Make Love Now"
Released May 1972
Format Vinyl record (7-inch single)
Recorded Hitsville U.S.A.; 1970
Genre Pop, R&B, soul
Label Tamla Motown
Writer(s) Holland–Dozier–Holland
Producer(s) Nickolas Ashford
Valerie Simpson

Frank Wilson
The Supremes chronology
"Automatically Sunshine"
(1972)
"Without the One You Love"
(1972)
"Your Wonderful, Sweet Sweet Love"
(1972)
Four Tops chronology
"A Simple Game"
(1972)
"Without the One You Love"
(1972)
"(It's the Way) Nature Planned It"
(1972)

"Without the One You Love (Life's Not Worth While)" is a song written by Holland–Dozier–Holland and released as a single in 1964 by the Motown singing group Four Tops as the second single from their self-titled debut album, Four Tops. The group would later cover the song with The Supremes.

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1964) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[1] 43
U.S. Cash Box R&B Singles 17 [2]

Personnel[edit]

The Supremes & Four Tops version[edit]

A cover version of the original Four Tops song was done for The Magnificent 7 album by The Supremes and Four Tops in September 1970. Lead vocals were provided by the groups lead singers, Jean Terrell and Levi Stubbs. Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson and Frank Wilson produced the H-D-H written song, and its album.

A single was released in the UK by Tamla Motown in May 1972, titled "Without the One You Love" b/w "Let's Make Love Now".

Personnel[edit]

The Supremes:

Four Tops:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2007). Top Pop Singles: 1955-2006. Record Research. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 212.