Love Is Here and Now You're Gone

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"Love Is Here and Now You're Gone"
The Supremes - Love Is Here and Now You're Gone (Netherlands).png
Netherlands single
Single by The Supremes
from the album The Supremes Sing Holland–Dozier–Holland
B-side"There's No Stopping Us Now"
ReleasedJanuary 11, 1967 (U.S.)
RecordedLos Angeles, August 12, 1966; Hitsville U.S.A. (Studio A), September 22 & November 13, 1966
Genre
Length2:45
LabelMotown
M 1103
Songwriter(s)Holland–Dozier–Holland
Producer(s)Brian Holland
Lamont Dozier
The Supremes singles chronology
"You Keep Me Hangin' On"
(1966)
"Love Is Here and Now You're Gone"
(1967)
"The Happening"
(1967)
Audio sample
"Love Is Here and Now You're Gone"
Alternative cover
Sweden single
Sweden single

"Love Is Here and Now You're Gone" is a 1967 song recorded by The Supremes for the Motown label.

Written and composed by Motown's main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland, it became the second consecutive number-one pop single from the Supremes' album The Supremes Sing Holland–Dozier–Holland and the group's ninth overall chart-topper in the United States on Billboard Hot 100, peaking March 1967.[1]

Background[edit]

History[edit]

The song, which depicts a relationship in the beginning stages of breakup ("You persuaded me to love you/And I did/But instead of tenderness/I found heartache instead"), features several spoken sections from lead singer Diana Ross, who delivers her dialogue in a dramatic, emotive voice. Matching the song's drama influences is an instrumental track, featuring a prominent harpsichord and strings, which recalls both a Hollywood film score and The Left Banke's recently popularized "Baroque rock."[2]

Primarily recorded in Los Angeles, California, thousands of miles away from Motown's regular Hitsville U.S.A. recording studio, "Love Is Here, and Now You're Gone" was the #1 song on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for one week, from March 5 to March 11, 1967, becoming the group's ninth number-one single. The single was also the group's sixth number one on the R&B charts.[3] The girl group performed the hit record on NBC's The Andy Williams Show on Sunday, January 22, 1967,[4] going to number one seven weeks later. Lyricist Eddie Holland names "Love is Here" as his favorite Supremes song.

Personnel[edit]

Chart history[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States 1,000,000[23]

Cover versions[edit]

Michael Jackson later covered "Love Is Here, and Now You're Gone" for his solo debut album, Got to Be There.[24] On the 45 versions, it was the B-side of his number two smash, "Rockin' Robin".[25] It also featured on the 'Jackson And The Beanstalk' episode on the Jackson 5 cartoon series in 1972.[26]

Tami Lynn covered this song on her debut album, Love Is Here and Now You're Gone in 1972.[27]

Phil Collins included this song on his 2010 album of soul covers, Going Back.[28]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Nielsen Company. 79 (10): 22. 1967. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Love Is Here and Now You're Gone". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-03-05.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 558.
  4. ^ "January 22, 1967". The Andy Williams Show. Season 5. Episode 20. Burbank, California. 22 January 1967. NBC. KNBC.
  5. ^ The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 7: 1967 [liner notes]. New York: Hip-O Select/Motown/Universal Records
  6. ^ "Go-Sets National Top 40". Go-Set. 8 March 1967. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  7. ^ "Every Unique AMR Top 100 Single of the 1967". Top 100 Singles. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  8. ^ "The Supremes – Love Is Here and Now You're Gone" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  9. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 10044." RPM. Library and Archives Canada.
  10. ^ "Supremes: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  11. ^ "BRITAIN'S TOP R&B SINGLES" (PDF). Record Mirror. March 11, 1967. p. 11. Retrieved October 31, 2021 – via worldradiohistory.com.
  12. ^ "The Supremes Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "The Supremes Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  14. ^ "CASH BOX Top 100 Singles". Cashbox. March 4, 1967. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  15. ^ "The CASH BOX Top 50 In R&B Locations". Cashbox. March 4, 1967. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  16. ^ "100 TOP POPS: Week of March 11, 1967" (PDF). Record World. worldradiohistory.com. March 11, 1967. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  17. ^ "TOP 50 R&B: Week of March 18, 1967" (PDF). Record World. worldradiohistory.com. March 18, 1967. p. 31. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  18. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Archived from the original on 2016-08-12. Retrieved 2016-10-01.
  19. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1967/Top 100 Songs of 1967". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-01.
  20. ^ "Billboard HITS OF THE WORLD". Billboard. 30 December 1967. p. 42.
  21. ^ "The CASH BOX Year-End Charts: 1967". Cashbox. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  22. ^ "The CASH BOX Year-End Charts: 1967". Cashbox. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  23. ^ Joseph Murrells (1984). Million Selling Records from the 1900s to the 1980s: An Illustrated Directory. B.T. Batsford. p. 251. ISBN 9780713438437. Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  24. ^ "Michael Jackson - Got To Be There (Vinyl, LP, Album) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-03-05.
  25. ^ "Michael Jackson - Rockin' Robin at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-03-05.
  26. ^ Halstead, Craig; Cadman, Chris (2007). Michael Jackson: For The Record. Bedfordshire: Authors OnLine Ltd. p. 208. ISBN 978-0-7552-0267-6.
  27. ^ "Tami Lynn - Love Is Here And Now You're Gone at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-03-05.
  28. ^ "Phil Collins - Going Back at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-03-05.

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