I Couldn't Cry If I Wanted To

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"I Couldn't Cry If I Wanted To"
Single by Eddie Holland
A-side "I'm on the Outside Looking In"
B-side "I Couldn't Cry If I Wanted To"
Released October 16, 1963
Format 7" single
Recorded Hitsville USA (Studio A); November 2, 1962 & April 19, 1963
Genre R&B
Label Motown 1049
Writer(s) Norman Whitfield
Eddie Holland
Producer(s) Norman Whitfield
Eddie Holland singles chronology
"Baby Shake"
(1963)
"I'm On The Outside Looking In"/"I Couldn't Cry If I Wanted To"
(1963)
"Leaving Here"
(1963)
"I Couldn't Cry If I Wanted To"
Single by The Temptations
A-side "(I Know) I'm Losing You"
B-side "I Couldn't Cry If I Wanted To"
Released November 2, 1966
Format 7" single
Recorded Hitsville USA (Studio A); November 2, 1962
(Remixed June 7, 1966)
Genre R&B/Soul/Pop
Length 2:31
Label Gordy
G 7057
Writer(s) Norman Whitfield
Edward Holland, Jr.
Producer(s) Norman Whitfield
The Temptations singles chronology
"Beauty Is Only Skin Deep"
(1966)
"(I Know) I'm Losing You"/"I Couldn't Cry If I Wanted To"
(1966)
"All I Need"
(1967)

"I Couldn't Cry If I Wanted To" is a 1962 Motown song written by Edward Holland, Jr. and Norman Whitfield. It would later be released as B-sides for singles by The Temptations (in 1966) and Holland himself (in 1963), both of which were produced by Whitfield.

Personnel[edit]

Temptations version[edit]

Eddie Holland version[edit]

  • Lead vocals by Eddie Holland
  • Background vocals by The Andantes (Jackie Hicks, Marlene Barrow, and Louvain Demps) and The Love-Tones
  • Produced by Norman Whitfield
  • Instrumentation by The Funk Brothers.

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