Floy Joy (song)

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"Floy Joy"
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Single by The Supremes
from the album Floy Joy
B-side "This Is the Story"
Released December 1, 1971
Recorded 1971, Detroit, Michigan
Genre Pop, disco
Label Motown
Writer(s) Smokey Robinson
Producer(s) Smokey Robinson
The Supremes singles chronology
"Touch"
(1971)
"Floy Joy"
(1971)
"Automatically Sunshine"
(1972)
Floy Joy track listing

"Floy Joy" is a song written by Smokey Robinson and released as a single in December 1971 by popular Motown female singing group The Supremes.

The song, built on a retro sixties vibe reminiscent of past Supremes songs, was recorded by the group's former mentor Robinson, marking his first production of a Supremes song since 1969's "The Composer".

The song featured original Supreme Mary Wilson and early-seventies Supremes lead singer Jean Terrell on lead vocals, featuring the third lead vocals by Wilson on a Supremes hit single.

The song peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts, number sixteen on the American pop singles chart[1] and number nine on the UK Singles Chart becoming their sixth consecutive top ten hit in the UK.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1972) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 16
U.K. Singles 9
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 33
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 5

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 558.