List of songs written by Holland, Dozier and Holland

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This is a list of songs written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Eddie Holland. In most cases the original recordings were for Motown, for whom the three were contracted until 1968. They continued to have success after establishing the Invictus and Hot Wax labels, in some cases using the writing pseudonym "Edyth Wayne" (in various spellings).

The article also lists songs written by any of the three writers, sometimes in collaboration with others.

For a list of their production credits, see Holland–Dozier–Holland#Production.

Chart hits and other notable songs written by Holland, Dozier and Holland[edit]

Year Song[1] Original artist[1] U.S. Pop[2] U.S. R&B[3] UK Singles Chart[4] Other charting versions, and notes[1]
1963 "Locking Up My Heart" The Marvelettes 44 25 -
"Come and Get These Memories" Martha and the Vandellas 29 6 - [5]
"Heat Wave" Martha and the Vandellas[5] 4 1 - 1975: Linda Ronstadt, #5 US
"A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Every Day)" Martha and the Vandellas - - - 1966: Ike & Tina Turner, #16 UK
1978: Dusty Springfield, #51 UK
"Mickey's Monkey" The Miracles 8 3 -
"You Lost the Sweetest Boy" Mary Wells 22 10 -
"Can I Get a Witness" Marvin Gaye 22 3 - 1971: Lee Michaels, #39 US
1989: Sam Brown, #15 UK
"I Gotta Dance to Keep from Crying" The Miracles 35 17 -
"Quicksand" Martha and the Vandellas 8 7 -
"When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes" The Supremes 23 2 -
1964 "Leaving Here" Eddie Holland 76 27 -
"Live Wire" Martha and the Vandellas 42 11 -
"Run, Run, Run" The Supremes 93 22 -
"You're a Wonderful One" Marvin Gaye 15 3 -
"A Tear from a Woman's Eyes" The Temptations - 3- -
"In My Lonely Room" Martha and the Vandellas 44 6 -
"Just Ain't Enough Love" Eddie Holland 54 31 -
"Where Did Our Love Go" The Supremes 1 1 3 1971: Donnie Elbert, #15 US, #6 R&B, #8 UK
1974: Diana Ross and the Supremes, #51 UK (reissue)
1976: The J. Geils Band, #68 US
1978: The Manhattan Transfer, #40 UK
1996: Tricia Penrose, #71 UK
"Baby I Need Your Loving" The Four Tops 11 4 - 1964: The Fourmost, #24 UK
1967: Johnny Rivers, #3 US
1970: O. C. Smith, #52 US, #30 R&B
1972: Geraldine Hunt, #47 R&B
1979: Eric Carmen, #62 US
1982: Carl Carlton, #17 R&B
"Candy to Me" Eddie Holland 58 29 -
"Baby Don't You Do It" Marvin Gaye 27 14 - 1972: The Band, #34 US
"Baby Love" The Supremes 1 1 1 1974: Diana Ross and the Supremes, #12 UK (reissue)
1981: Honey Bane, #58 UK
"Ask Any Girl" The Supremes - - - 1965: Len Barry, "1-2-3", #2 US, #11 R&B, #3 UK
Holland, Dozier and Holland received a co-writing credit for "1-2-3", originally credited to John Madara, David White and Len Barry, after a court decided that the song bore similarities to "Ask Any Girl".[6]
1967: Ramsey Lewis, "One-Two-Three", #67 US
1972: Len Barry, "1-2-3", #52 UK (reissue)
"Come See About Me" The Supremes 1 2 27 1964: Nella Dodds, #74 US
"How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" Marvin Gaye 6 3 49 1966: Jr. Walker & the All-Stars, #18 US, #3 R&B, #22 UK
1975: James Taylor, #5 US, #51 UK
"Without the One You Love (Life's Not Worth While)" The Four Tops 43 17 -
1965 "Stop! in the Name of Love" The Supremes 1 2 7 1971: Margie Joseph, #96 US, #38 R&B
1983: The Hollies, #29 US
1989: Diana Ross and the Supremes, #62 UK (reissue)
"Nowhere to Run" Martha and the Vandellas 8 5 26 1969: Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, #42 UK (reissue)
1976, The Dynamic Superiors, #53 R&B
2000: Nu Generation, "Nowhere to Run 2000", #66 UK, credited to Holland, Dozier, Holland, Hurby Azor and Trevor Jackson
"Mother Dear" The Supremes - - -
"Back in My Arms Again" The Supremes 1 1 40 1978: Genya Ravan, #92 US
"Whisper You Love Me Boy" The Supremes - - -
"I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)" The Four Tops 1 1 23 1970: The Four Tops, #10 UK (reissue)
1972: Donnie Elbert, #22 US, #14 R&B, #11 UK
1979: Bonnie Pointer, #40 US, #42 R&B
"It's the Same Old Song" The Four Tops 5 2 34 1971: Weathermen, #19 UK
1978: KC and the Sunshine Band, #35 US, #30 R&B, #47 UK
1989: Third World, #77 R&B, #80 UK
"Nothing but Heartaches" The Supremes 11 6 -
"Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)" Kim Weston 50 4 -
"I Hear a Symphony" The Supremes 1 2 39
"Something About You" The Four Tops 19 9 - 1977: LeBlanc & Carr, #48 US
"Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)" Martha and the Vandellas 70 22 -
"Darling Baby" The Elgins - - - 1972: Jackie Moore, #22 R&B
1966 "My World Is Empty Without You" The Supremes 5 10 - 1969: Jose Feliciano, #87 US
"Put Yourself in My Place" The Elgins 92 - - 1969: The Isley Brothers, #13 UK
1971: The Elgins, #28 UK (reissue)
"Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)" The Four Tops 18 5 -
"This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)" The Isley Brothers 12 6 47 Written by Holland, Dozier, Holland, and Sylvia Moy
1968: The Isley Brothers, #3 UK (reissue)
1969: Tammi Terrell, #67 US, #31 R&B
1972: Donnie Elbert, #52 UK
1975: Rod Stewart, #83 US, #4 UK
1976: The Isley Brothers, #51 UK (reissue)
1990: Rod Stewart with Ronald Isley, #10 US
"Helpless" Kim Weston 56 13 - 1984: Tracey Ullman, #61 UK
"(I'm a) Road Runner" Jr. Walker & the All-Stars 20 4 12
"Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart" The Supremes 9 7 54 1986: Krystol, #86 R&B
1990: The Good Girls, #10 R&B
"I Guess I'll Always Love You" The Isley Brothers 61 31 45 1969: The Isley Brothers, #11 UK (reissue)
"You Can't Hurry Love" The Supremes 1 1 3 1982: Phil Collins, #10 US, #1 UK
"Little Darling (I Need You)" Marvin Gaye 47 10 50 1971: Marvin Gaye, #41 UK (reissue)
1977: The Doobie Brothers, #48 US
"Reach Out I'll Be There" The Four Tops 1 1 1 1968: Merrilee Rush, #79 US
1971: Diana Ross, #29 US, #17 R&B
1975: Gloria Gaynor, #60 US, #56 R&B, #14 UK
1988: The Four Tops, #11 UK (reissue)
1992: Michael Bolton, #73 US, #37 UK
"Love's Gone Bad" Chris Clark - 41 -
"Heaven Must Have Sent You" The Elgins 50 9 - 1971: The Elgins, #3 UK (reissue)
1979: Bonnie Pointer, #11 US, #52 R&B
"I'm Ready for Love" Martha and the Vandellas 9 2 22
"You Keep Me Hangin' On" The Supremes 1 1 8 1967: Vanilla Fudge, #67 US, #18 UK
1968: Vanilla Fudge, #6 US (reissue)
1969: Wilson Pickett, #92 US, #16 R&B
1970: Jackie De Shannon, #96 US
1977: Roni Hill, UK #36
1986: Diana Ross and the Supremes, #91 UK (reissue)
1986: Kim Wilde, #1 US, #2 UK
"(Come 'Round Here) I'm the One You Need" The Miracles 17 4 37 1971: Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, #13 UK (reissue)
"Standing in the Shadows of Love" The Four Tops 6 2 6 1977: Deborah Washington, #93 R&B
1967 "Love Is Here and Now You're Gone" The Supremes 1 1 17
"Jimmy Mack" Martha and the Vandellas 10 1 21 1970: Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, #21 UK (reissue)
1986: Sheena Easton, #65 US
"Third Finger, Left Hand" Martha and the Vandellas - - - 1972: The Pearls, #31 UK
"Bernadette" The Four Tops 4 3 8 1972: The Four Tops, #23 UK (reissue)
"The Happening" The Supremes 1 12 6 Written by Holland, Dozier, Holland, and Frank De Vol
1967: Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, #32 US
"Seven Rooms of Gloom" The Four Tops 14 10 12
"Your Unchanging Love" Marvin Gaye 33 7 -
"I'll Turn to Stone" The Four Tops 76 50 - Written by Holland, Dozier, Holland, and R. Dean Taylor
"Reflections" Diana Ross & the Supremes 2 4 5
"Going Down for the Third Time" Diana Ross & the Supremes - - -
"You Keep Running Away" The Four Tops 19 7 26
"In and Out of Love" Diana Ross & the Supremes 9 16 13
"Come See About Me" Jr. Walker & the All-Stars 24 8 51 1987: Shakin' Stevens, #24 UK
"There's a Ghost in My House" R. Dean Taylor - - - Written by Holland, Dozier, Holland, and R. Dean Taylor
1974: R. Dean Taylor, #3 UK (reissue)
1987: The Fall, #30 UK
1968 "Forever Came Today" Diana Ross & the Supremes 28 17 28 1975: The Jackson 5, #60 US, #6 R&B
"Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)" The Isley Brothers - 22 52 1975: The Doobie Brothers, #11 US, #29 UK
1969 "While You're Out Looking for Sugar?" The Honey Cone 62 26 - Written by "Edyth Wayne" and Ronald Dunbar
Note: Edyth Wayne was a pseudonym used by Holland, Dozier and Holland for contractual reasons after they left Motown.
"Mind, Body and Soul" The Flaming Ember 26 - - Written by "Edyth Wayne" and Ronald Dunbar
"Crumbs Off the Table" The Glass House 59 7 - Written by "Edyth Wayne" and Ronald Dunbar
1972: Laura Lee, #40 R&B
"Girls, It Ain't Easy" The Honey Cone 68 8 - Written by "Edyth Wayne" and Ronald Dunbar
"Unhooked Generation" Freda Payne - 43 - Written by "Edyth Wayne" and Ronald Dunbar
"Too Many Cooks (Spoil the Soup)" 100 Proof (Aged in Soul) 94 24 - Written by "Edyth Wayne", Angelo Bond and Ronald Dunbar
1970 "Give Me Just a Little More Time" Chairmen of the Board 3 8 3 Written by "Edyth Wayne" and Ronald Dunbar
1992: Kylie Minogue, #2 UK
"Shades of Green" The Flaming Ember 88 - - Written by "Edyth Wayne" and Ronald Dunbar
"Take Me With You" The Honey Cone - 28 - Written by "Edyth Wayne" and Ronald Dunbar
"(You've Got Me) Dangling on a String" Chairmen of the Board 38 19 5 Written by "Edyth Wayne", General Johnson and Ronald Dunbar
"Band of Gold" Freda Payne 3 20 1 Written by "Edyth Wayne", Daphne Dumas and Ronald Dunbar
1973: Freda Payne, #53 UK (reissue)
1983: Sylvester, #67 UK
1986: Bonnie Tyler, #81 UK
"Westbound #9" The Flaming Ember 24 15 - Written by "Edyth Wayne", Daphne Dumas and Ronald Dunbar
"Everything's Tuesday" Chairmen of the Board 38 14 12 Written by "Edyth Wayne", Daphne Dumas and Ronald Dunbar
"Deeper and Deeper" Freda Payne 24 9 33 Written by "Edyth Wayne", Norma Toney and Ronald Dunbar
"If It Ain't Love, It Don't Matter" The Glass House - 42 - Written by "Edyth Wayne" and Ronald Dunbar
1971 "Stop the World and Let Me Off" The Flaming Ember - 43 - Written by "Edyth Wayne", Angelo Bond and Ronald Dunbar
"Hanging On to a Memory" Chairmen of the Board - 28 - Written by "Edyth Wayne", Daphne Dumas and Ronald Dunbar
"Look What We've Done to Love" The Glass House - 31 - Written by "Edyth Wayne" and Ronald Dunbar
1972 "(The Day I Lost You Was) The Day I Found Myself" The Honey Cone 23 8 - Written by "Edyth Wayne", General Johnson and Ronald Dunbar
"Free Your Mind" The Politicians - 33 -
"Everybody's Got a Song to Sing" Chairmen of the Board - 30 -
"Working On a Building of Love" Chairmen of the Board - - 20
"Thanks I Needed That" The Glass House - 47 -
"Don't Leave Me Starvin' for Your Love" Holland-Dozier 52 13 -
1973 "(I'm) Just Being Myself" Dionne Warwick - 62 - Written by Holland, Dozier, Holland and Richard "Popcorn" Wylie
"You're Gonna Need Me" Dionne Warwick - - -
"Slipping Away" Holland-Dozier - 46 -
"Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right" Freda Payne - 75 - Written by "Edyth Wayne"
"New Breed Kinda Woman" Holland-Dozier - 61 -
1983 "I Just Can't Walk Away" The Four Tops 71 36 95

Other chart hits and notable songs written by Brian Holland alone or with others[edit]

Year Song[1] Original artist[1] U.S. Pop[2] U.S. R&B[3] UK Singles Chart[4] Other charting versions, and notes[1]
1960 "All the Love I Got" Marv Johnson 63 - - Written by Berry Gordy Jr., Brian Holland and Janie Bradford
1961 "Please Mr. Postman" The Marvelettes 1 1 - Written by Georgia Dobbins, William Garrett, Brian Holland, Robert Bateman and Freddie Gorman
1964: The Beatles, #92 US (on Four by the Beatles)
1974: The Carpenters, #1 US, #2 UK
"Greetings (This Is Uncle Sam)" The Valadiers 89 - - Written by Brian Holland, Robert Bateman, Ronald Dunbar and The Valadiers
1966: The Monitors, #100 US, #21 R&B
1962 "Twistin' Postman" The Marvelettes 34 13 - Written by Robert Bateman, Brian Holland, and William "Mickey" Stevenson
"Playboy" The Marvelettes 7 4 - Written by Brian Holland, Robert Bateman, Gladys Horton, and William "Mickey" Stevenson
"Someday, Someway" The Marvelettes - 8 - Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Freddie Gorman
"Strange, I Know" The Marvelettes 49 10 - Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Freddie Gorman
1963 "Forever" The Marvelettes 78 24 - Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Freddie Gorman
1973: Baby Washington & Don Gardner, # 30 R&B
1968 "I'm in a Different World" The Four Tops 51 23 27 Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and R. Dean Taylor
1970 "Stealing Moments from Another Woman's Life" The Glass House - 42 - Written by Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier
1971 "Chairman of the Board" Chairmen of the Board 42 10 48 Written by Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier
"Cherish What Is Dear to You (While It's Near to You)" Freda Payne 44 11 46 Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Angelo Bond
"Try On My Love for Size" Chairmen of the Board - 48 - Written by Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier
"You Brought the Joy" Freda Payne 52 21 - Written by Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier
1973 "Forever" Baby Washington and Don Gardner - 30 - Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Freddie Gorman
1980: Chuck Cissel, #87 R&B
1974 "I Need It Just As Bad As You " Laura Lee - 55 - Written by Brian Holland, Eddie Holland Jr. and Richard "Popcorn" Wylie
1975 "We're Almost There" Michael Jackson 54 7 46 Written by Brian Holland and Eddie Holland Jr.
"Just a Little Bit of You" Michael Jackson 23 4 - Written by Brian Holland and Eddie Holland Jr.
"Get the Cream Off the Top" Eddie Kendricks 50 7 - Written by Brian Holland and Eddie Holland Jr.
"Where Do I Go From Here" The Supremes - 93 - Written by Brian Holland and Eddie Holland Jr.
"I'm So Glad" Jr. Walker - 43 - Written by Brian Holland
1976 "Keep Holdin' On" The Temptations 54 3 - Written by Brian Holland and Eddie Holland Jr.
"I'm Gonna Let My Heart Do the Walking" The Supremes 40 25 - Written by Brian Holland and Eddie Holland Jr.
"High Energy" The Supremes - - - Written by Brian Holland, Eddie Holland Jr., and Harold Beatty
1981 "Oh I Need Your Loving" Eddie Kendricks - 41 - Written by Brian Holland and Eddie Holland Jr.
1984 "Love Gone Bad" Mavis Staples - 75 - Written by Brian Holland and Eddie Holland Jr.
2005 "All I Do" B5 - 71 - Written by Michael L. Smith and Brian Holland

Other chart hits and notable songs written by Lamont Dozier[edit]

Year Song[7] Original artist[7] U.S. Pop[2] U.S. R&B[3] UK Singles Chart[4] Other charting versions, and notes[7]
1975 "Let Me Start Tonite" Lamont Dozier 87 4 - Written by Lamont Dozier
"All Cried Out" Lamont Dozier - 41 - Written by Lamont Dozier
1976 "Can't Get Off Until the Feeling Stops" Lamont Dozier - 89 - Written by Lamont Dozier
1982 "Shout About It" Lamont Dozier - 61 - Written by Lamont Dozier, Sy Goraieb and Gary Rotter
1991 "Love in the Rain" Lamont Dozier - 60 - Written by Lamont Dozier

Other chart hits and notable songs written by Eddie Holland Jr. with others[edit]

Year Song[8] Original artist[8] U.S. Pop[2] U.S. R&B[3] UK Singles Chart[4] Other charting versions, and notes[8]
1964 "The Girl's Alright with Me " The Temptations - 39 - Written by Eddie Holland, Norman Whitfield and Eddie Kendricks
"Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue) " The Temptations 26 11 - Written by Eddie Holland and Norman Whitfield
"Too Many Fish in the Sea" The Marvelettes 25 5 - Written by Eddie Holland and Norman Whitfield
1967: Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels, #24 pop
1965 "Everybody Needs Love" The Temptations - - - Written by Eddie Holland and Norman Whitfield
1967: Gladys Knight & the Pips, #39 pop, #3 R&B
"He Was Really Sayin' Something " The Velvelettes 64 21 - Written by Eddie Holland, Norman Whitfield, and William "Mickey" Stevenson
1982: Bananarama with Fun Boy Three, #5 UK
1966 "Ain't Too Proud to Beg " The Temptations 13 1 21 Written by Eddie Holland and Norman Whitfield
1974: The Rolling Stones, #17 pop
1989: Rick Astley, #89 pop
"Beauty Is Only Skin Deep" The Temptations 3 1 18 Written by Eddie Holland and Norman Whitfield
"(I Know) I'm Losing You" The Temptations 8 1 10 Written by Eddie Holland, Norman Whitfield, and Cornelius Grant
1970: Rare Earth, #20 R&B
1986: Uptown, #87 pop
1967 "All I Need" The Temptations 8 2 60 Written by Eddie Holland, Frank Wilson, and R. Dean Taylor
"(Loneliness Made Me Realize) It's You That I Need" The Temptations 14 3 - Written by Eddie Holland and Norman Whitfield
1968 "Gotta See Jane" R. Dean Taylor - - 17 Written by Eddie Holland, R. Dean Taylor and Ronald Miller
1971: R. Dean Taylor, #67 pop (reissue)
1971 "Everything Is Good About You" The Lettermen 74 - - Written by Eddie Holland and James Dean
1975 "All I Do Is Think of You" The Jackson 5 - 50 - Written by Eddie Holland and Michael Lovesmith
1990: Troop, #47 pop, #1 R&B

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Songs written by Brian Holland, MusicVF.com. Retrieved 2 September 2014
  2. ^ a b c d Whitburn, Joel (2003). Top Pop Singles 1955-2002 (1st ed.). Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-155-1. 
  3. ^ a b c d Whitburn, Joel (1996). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-1995. Record Research. 
  4. ^ a b c d Betts, Graham (2004). Complete UK Hit Singles 1952-2004 (1st ed.). London: Collins. ISBN 0-00-717931-6. 
  5. ^ a b Gilliland, John (1969). "The Soul Reformation: Phase two, the Motown story" (audio). Pop Chronicles. University of North Texas Libraries. 
  6. ^ "1-2-3" at Songfacts.com
  7. ^ a b c Songs written by Lamont Dozier, MusicVF.com. Retrieved 2 September 2014
  8. ^ a b c Songs written by Eddie Holland Jr., MusicVF.com. Retrieved 2 September 2014