Stop! In the Name of Love

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"Stop! In the Name of Love"
The Supremes - Stop! In The Name Of Love (US).png
Artwork for US vinyl single
Single by the Supremes
from the album More Hits by The Supremes
B-side"I'm In Love Again"
ReleasedFebruary 8, 1965 (U.S.)
RecordedJanuary 5, January 7, and January 11, 1965
StudioHitsville U.S.A. (Studio A)
GenrePop, R&B, soul
Length2:52
LabelMotown
M 1074
Songwriter(s)Holland–Dozier–Holland
Producer(s)
The Supremes singles chronology
"Come See About Me"
(1964)
"Stop! In the Name of Love"
(1965)
"Back in My Arms Again"
(1965)
More Hits by The Supremes track listing
12 tracks
Side one
  1. "Ask Any Girl"
  2. "Nothing but Heartaches"
  3. "Mother Dear"
  4. "Stop! In the Name of Love"
  5. "Honey Boy"
  6. "Back in My Arms Again"
Side two
  1. "Whisper You Love Me Boy"
  2. "The Only Time I'm Happy"
  3. "He Holds His Own"
  4. "Who Could Ever Doubt My Love"
  5. "(I'm So Glad) Heartaches Don't Last Always"
  6. "I'm In Love Again"
Audio sample
"Stop! In the Name of Love"

"Stop! In the Name of Love" is a 1965 song recorded by the Supremes for the Motown label.

Written and produced by Motown's main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland, "Stop! In the Name of Love" held the number one position on the Billboard pop singles chart in the United States from March 27, 1965 through April 3, 1965,[1][2] and reached the number-two position on the soul chart.

Billboard named the song #38 on their list of 100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time.[3] The BBC ranked "Stop! In the Name of Love" at number 56 on the The Top 100 Digital Motown Chart, which ranks Motown releases by their all time UK downloads and streams.[4]

History[edit]

The Supremes recorded "Stop! In the Name of Love"[5] in January 1965 and released as a single on February 8. The song was included on the Supremes' sixth album, More Hits by The Supremes, and was nominated for the 1966 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Rock & Roll Group Vocal Performance, losing to "Flowers on the Wall" by the Statler Brothers.

The Supremes' choreography for this song involved one hand on the hip and the other outstretched in a "stop" gesture. They performed the song on an episode of the ABC variety program Shindig! which aired on Wednesday, February 24, 1965.[6]

Cover versions and other uses[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom 122,000[29]
United States (RIAA)[33] Gold 1,000,000[30][31][32]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Nielsen Company. 77 (13): 32. 1965. Retrieved 9 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Nielsen Company. 77 (14): 28. 1965. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
  3. ^ "100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time: Critics' Picks". Billboard. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  4. ^ "The Top 100 Digital Motown Chart". BBC. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  5. ^ Gilliland, John (1969). "Show 26 – The Soul Reformation: Phase two, the Motown story. [Part 5]" (audio). Pop Chronicles. University of North Texas Libraries.
  6. ^ "Supremes/Barbarians/Neil Sedaka/Stan Getz/Ruth Price". Shindig!. Season 1. Episode 29. Los Angeles. 24 February 1965. ABC. KABC.
  7. ^ https://www.billboard.com/music/the-hollies/chart-history/HSI/song/334358
  8. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/1979/08/17/archives/screen-more-american-graffiti-covers-64-to-67where-did-they-all-go.html
  9. ^ Sullivan, Steve (2017). Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings, Vol. 3. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 383.
  10. ^ "Every Unique AMR Top 100 Single of the 1965". Top 100 Singles. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Supremes – Stop! In the Name of Love" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Supremes – Stop! In the Name of Love" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  13. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 5672." RPM. Library and Archives Canada.
  14. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – The Supremes – Stop! In the Name of Love" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts.
  15. ^ "Vísir - 103. Tölublað (08.05.1965)". Vísir (in Icelandic). 8 May 1965. p. 2. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  16. ^ "Billboard HITS OF THE WORLD". Billboard. 15 May 1965. p. 28. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  17. ^ a b "Supremes: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  18. ^ "The Supremes Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  19. ^ "The Supremes Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  20. ^ "CASH BOX Top 100 Singles". Cashbox. March 27, 1965. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  21. ^ "The CASH BOX Top 50 In R&B Locations". Cashbox. April 10, 1965. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  22. ^ "100 TOP POPS: Week of April 10, 1965" (PDF). Record World. worldradiohistory.com. April 10, 1965. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  23. ^ "TOP 40 R&B: Week of March 13, 1965" (PDF). Record World. worldradiohistory.com. March 13, 1965. p. 18. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  24. ^ "FOREIGN HITS IN JAPAN 1960-1969". Billboard. December 19, 1970. p. J-32. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  25. ^ "Top 100 1965 – UK Music Charts". Uk-charts.top-source.info. Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  26. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1965/Top 100 Songs of 1965". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  27. ^ "The CASH BOX Year-End Charts: 1965". Cashbox. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  28. ^ "The CASH BOX Year-End Charts: 1965". Cashbox. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  29. ^ Copsey, Rob (August 26, 2019). "The Official Top 100 Motown songs of the Millennium". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  30. ^ Jay Warner (20 January 1973). "Announcing Motown's Yesteryear Series: two million-selling singles on one record". Billboard. Vol. 85 no. 3. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 63. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  31. ^ Joseph Murrells (1984). Million Selling Records from the 1900s to the 1980s: An Illustrated Directory. London, W1H: B.T. Batsford. pp. 214–215. ISBN 0-7134-3843-6.CS1 maint: location (link)
  32. ^ Jay Warner (2006). American Singing Groups: A History from 1940s to Today. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 457–458. ISBN 0634099787. Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  33. ^ "American single certifications – Diana Ross & The Supremes – Stop, In The Name Of Love". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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