Come See About Me

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"Come See About Me"
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Single by The Supremes
from the album Where Did Our Love Go
B-side
  • "You're Gone, But Always in My Heart"
  • "Long Gone Lover"
ReleasedOctober 27, 1964
FormatVinyl record (7" 45 RPM)
RecordedHitsville U.S.A. (Studio A); July 13, 1964
GenrePop, rhythm and blues
Length2:41
LabelMotown
M 1068
Songwriter(s)Holland–Dozier–Holland
Producer(s)Brian Holland
Lamont Dozier
The Supremes singles chronology
""Baby Love"
(1964)
"Come See About Me"
(1964)
"Stop! In the Name of Love"
(1965)
Alternative cover
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Audio sample
"Come See About Me"
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Single by Jr. Walker & the All Stars
from the album Home Cookin'
B-side"Sweet Soul"
ReleasedNovember 1967
Format7" single
RecordedHitsville U.S.A. (Studio A); 1967
GenreSoul
Length3:01
LabelSoul
S 35041
Songwriter(s)Holland–Dozier–Holland
Producer(s)Johnny Bristol
Jr. Walker & the All Stars singles chronology
"Shoot Your Shot"
(1967)
"Come See About Me"
(1967)
"Hip City, Pt. 1&2"
(1967)

"Come See About Me" is a 1964 song recorded by the Supremes for the Motown label.

The song became third of five consecutively released Supremes songs to top the Billboard pop singles chart in the United States (the others are "Where Did Our Love Go", "Baby Love", "Stop! In the Name of Love" and "Back in My Arms Again"). It topped the chart twice, non-consecutively, being toppled by and later replacing the Beatles' "I Feel Fine" in December 1964 and January 1965.[1][2]

History[edit]

Overview[edit]

Written and produced by Motown's main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland, it was the number one song on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two separate weeks: December 13, 1964, to December 18, 1964, and January 10, 1965, to January 16, 1965, and reached the number three position on the soul chart. The Supremes, whilst being the first to record the song, were not the first to issue it as a single. That distinction fell to Nella Dodds, and her version started selling, climbing to #74 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, but Motown Records quickly released the Supremes' version as a single, which killed sales of Nella Dodds' version. The group made their first of 17 appearances[3] live on the popular CBS variety program The Ed Sullivan Show performing this single on Sunday, December 27, 1964.[4]

The group also recorded a German version of the song, entitled "Johnny und Joe".

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom 65,000[8]


Other versions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Nielsen Company. 76 (51): 24. 1964. Retrieved 9 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Nielsen Company. 77 (3): 20. 1965. Retrieved 9 May 2011.
  3. ^ Yusuf, Nilgin (26 April 2008). "The Supremes on show". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 27 March 2010.
  4. ^ "The Supremes/The Serendipity Singers/Leslie Uggams". The Ed Sullivan Show. Season 18. Episode 14. New York City. 24 December 1964. CBS. WCBS.
  5. ^ Flavour of New Zealand, 11 February 1965
  6. ^ "Billboard Magazine, March 13, 1965". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Phil Collins - full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  8. ^ Cite error: The named reference UKsales was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  9. ^ The Supremes - "Thank You Darling" / "Johnny und Joe" (1965) single releases & credits at Discogs
  10. ^ Various Artists - Motown Around the World: The Classic Singles (2010) album releases & credits at Discogs
  11. ^ Various Artists - Motown Around the World: The Classic Singles (2010) double CD review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, credits & releases at AllMusic
  12. ^ Diana Ross & the Supremes compilation 50th Anniversary: The Singles Collection: 1961-1969 (2011) triple CD review by Steve Leggett, credits & releases at AllMusic
  13. ^ The Newbeats, Run Baby Run Retrieved April 28, 2015
  14. ^ Jr. Walker & the All Stars - "Come See About Me" / "Sweet Soul" (1967) single releases & credits at Discogs
  15. ^ "Yo La Tengo covers The Supremes". Retrieved 2013-03-19.
  16. ^ Clare Bowen & Chaley Rose - "Come See About Me" (2013) video from Nashville episode "You're No Angel Yourself" at YouTube
  17. ^ Nashville Cast - Clare Bowen as Scarlett O'Connor: Season 2 (2014) album review by Thom Jurek, credits & releases at AllMusic

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