7-Rooms of Gloom

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"7-Rooms of Gloom"
Single by Four Tops
from the album Reach Out
B-side "I'll Turn To Stone"
Released May 2, 1967
Format 7" single
Recorded Hitsville U.S.A. (Studio A); 1967
Genre Soul/pop
Length 2:46
Label Motown
M 1110
Writer(s) Holland–Dozier–Holland
Producer(s) Brian Holland
Lamont Dozier
Four Tops singles chronology
"7-Rooms of Gloom"
"You Keep Running Away"

"7-Rooms of Gloom" is a song recorded by the Motown Records vocal quartet The Four Tops. It was released as a single in 1967 on the Motown label and reached number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 ,[1] and a Top 10 U.S. R&B Hit, charting at # 10. It was also a hit in the UK, their seventh, staying for nine weeks in the UK singles charts and reaching number 12[2] and in the Netherlands where it made number 23 in the Dutch Top 40.[3]

Described as "throbbing with dread over a racing minor key dominated arrangement"[4] it was written by Holland–Dozier–Holland. The single's b-side was "I'll Turn to Stone"[5] also written by Holland-Dozier-Holland with R Dean Taylor.[6]



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  2. ^ "Official Charts - Four Tops". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Four Tops - 7 Rooms Of Gloom". www.top40.nl. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Dahl, Bill. Motown The Golden Years. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Four Tops – 7-Rooms Of Gloom / I'll Turn To Stone". Discogs. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "I'll Turn to Stone". Allmusic. Retrieved 14 July 2013.