Don't Knock My Love

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"Don't Knock My Love - Pt. 1"
Single by Wilson Pickett
from the album Don't Knock My Love
B-side "Don't Knock My Love - Pt. 2"
Released April 1971
Genre Soul
Length 2:13
Label Atlantic
Songwriter(s) Wilson Pickett, Brad Shapiro
Producer(s) Wilson Pickett
Wilson Pickett singles chronology
"Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You"
(1971)
"Don't Knock My Love - Pt. 1"
(1971)
"Call My Name, I'll Be There"
(1971)

"Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You"
(1971)
"Don't Knock My Love -Pt. 1"
(1971)
"Call My Name, I'll Be There"
(1971)

"Don't Knock My Love" is a hit song performed by R&B singer Wilson Pickett and written by Pickett with Brad Shapiro. Released in the spring of 1971 from the album of the same title, it spent a week at number-one on the Billboard Best Selling Soul Singles Chart and peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.[1] The song, which was produced under a funk tempo, would be Pickett's last number-one single and one of his last hits for Atlantic Records.

"Don't Knock My Love"
Single by Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye
from the album Diana & Marvin
B-side "Just Say, Just Say"
Released 1974
Format 7"
Genre Soul
Length 2:13
Label Motown
Songwriter(s) Wilson Pickett, Brad Shapiro
Producer(s) Hal Davis
Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye singles chronology
"You Are Everything"
(1974)
"Don't Knock My Love"
(1974)
"Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)"
(1974)

"You Are Everything"
(1974)
"Don't Knock My Love"
(1974)
"Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)"
(1974)

Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross version[edit]

The best known cover version of this song was recorded by Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye for their 1973 duet album, Diana & Marvin. It peaked at #46 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart and #25 on the Hot Soul Singles Chart, and also gave the duo a #1 hit in Brazil.

Personnel[edit]

Wilson Pickett version[edit]

  • Lead vocals by Wilson Pickett
  • Instrumentation by assorted musicians
  • Produced by Wilson Pickett

Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye version[edit]

Other Versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 461.