(I Know) I'm Losing You

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"(I Know) I'm Losing You"
Single by The Temptations
from the album The Temptations with a Lot o' Soul
B-side"I Couldn't Cry If I Wanted To"
ReleasedNovember 2, 1966
Format7" single
RecordedHitsville USA (Studio A); September 12 & September 16, 1966
GenreSoul
Length2:30
LabelGordy
G 7057
Songwriter(s)Norman Whitfield
Edward Holland, Jr.
Cornelius Grant
Producer(s)Norman Whitfield
The Temptations singles chronology
"Beauty Is Only Skin Deep"
(1966)
"(I Know) I'm Losing You"
(1966)
"All I Need"
(1967)
The Temptations with a Lot o' Soul track listing
  1. "(I Know) I'm Losing You"
  2. "Ain't No Sun Since You've Been Gone"
  3. "All I Need"
  4. "(Loneliness Made Me Realize) It's You That I Need"
  5. "No More Water in the Well"
  6. "Save My Love For a Rainy Day"
  7. "Just One Last Look"
  8. "Sorry Is a Sorry Word"
  9. "You're My Everything"
  10. "Now That You've Won Me"
  11. "Two Sides to Love"
  12. "Don't Send Me Away"
"(I Know) I'm Losing You"
Single by Rare Earth
from the album Ecology
ReleasedJuly 1970
Format7" single
RecordedHitsville USA (Studio A); 1970
GenreRock, Funk Rock, Progressive Rock
Length3:36 (single edit)
10:56 (album version)
LabelRare Earth
R 5021
Songwriter(s)Norman Whitfield
Edward Holland, Jr.
Cornelius Grant
Producer(s)Rare Earth
Rare Earth singles chronology
"Get Ready"
(1970)
"(I Know) I'm Losing You"
(1970)
"Born to Wander"
(1970)
"(I Know) I'm Losing You"
Single by Rod Stewart and the Faces
from the album Every Picture Tells a Story
A-side"(I Know) I'm Losing You"
B-side"Mandolin Wind"
Released1971
Format7"
RecordedJan 1971
GenreHard rock, blues rock, soul
Length5:23
LabelMercury Records
Songwriter(s)Norman Whitfield, Edward Holland, Jr., Cornelius Grant
Producer(s)Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart and the Faces singles chronology
"Reason to Believe" / "Maggie May"
(1971)
"(I Know) I'm Losing You"
(1971)
"Dirty Old Town"
(1971)
"(I Know) I'm Losing You"
Single by Uptown
Released1983
Format12"
GenreElectronic dance music
Length4:05
LabelOak Lawn Records
OLR-121
Songwriter(s)Norman Whitfield
Edward Holland, Jr.
Cornelius Grant
Producer(s)Jack Malken, Scott Yahney, (Associate producer: David Hilzendager), (Associate producer: Ray Cooper)

"(I Know) I'm Losing You" is a 1966 hit single recorded by The Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) label[1] and produced by Norman Whitfield.

"(I Know) I'm Losing You" was a No. 1 hit on the Billboard R&B singles chart, and reached No. 8 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart.[2] The group performed the song live on the CBS variety program The Ed Sullivan Show on May 28, 1967,[3] and in a duet with Diana Ross & the Supremes later that year, on November 19, 1967.[4]

Personnel[edit]

Later versions[edit]

  • "(I Know) I'm Losing You" was a 1970 version by Motown rock band Rare Earth for their Ecology album. Rare Earth's 10-minute recording was edited for single release and peaked at No. 7, one position higher than the Temptations' original on the U.S. pop charts.[5]
  • The Undisputed Truth, a group assembled and produced solely by Norman Whitfield, recorded a version of the song in a psychedelic funk style for their 1975 album Cosmic Truth
  • During the 1980s, on the Dallas, Texas-based Oak Lawn Records label, the song was recorded by the group Uptown and transformed into an upbeat dance tune. This version achieved popularity at Dallas' famed Starck nightclub due to early play by DJ Rick Squillante and became a standard in many U.S. nightclubs, reaching the No. 80 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1987.[6]
  • The Faces also recorded a version in 1971. It reached #24 on the Billboard Hot 100 that year.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Show 50 - The Soul Reformation: Phase three, soul music at the summit. [Part 6] : UNT Digital Library
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 571.
  3. ^ "The Ed Sullivan Show Episode 918: May 28, 1967: The Temptations, Robert Goulet, Jane Morgan, Pickle Brothers". Archived from the original on July 20, 2009. Retrieved July 4, 2009.
  4. ^ The Ed Sullivan Show: November 19, 1967: Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Temptations, Flip Wilson Episode Summary on TV.com
  5. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 Chart — The week of October 3, 1970". Retrieved 2017-09-16. "Billboard Hot 100 Chart — The week of December 31, 1966". Retrieved 2017-09-16.
  6. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 Chart — The week of February 28, 1987". Retrieved 2017-09-16.
  7. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 Chart — The week of December 25, 1971". Retrieved 2017-09-16.