Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)

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"Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)"
Single by The Stylistics
from the album The Stylistics
B-side "If I Love You"
Released March 4, 1971
Format 7"
Genre Soul, Philly soul
Length 2:57
Label Avco
Writer(s) Thom Bell, Linda Creed
Producer(s) Thom Bell
The Stylistics singles chronology
"You're a Big Girl Now"
(1971)
"Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)"
(1971)
"You Are Everything"
(1971)

"Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)" is a soul song written by Thom Bell and Linda Creed, that was originally recorded by the Philadelphia soul group, The Stylistics.

The Stylistics original version[edit]

An R&B ballad, it was the first track from their 1971 debut self-titled album[1] and was released as a single in 1971 and reached #39 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.[2] In addition, it also climbed to #6 in the Billboard R&B chart.[2]

Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross version[edit]

"Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)"
Single by Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye
from the album Diana & Marvin
B-side "Love Twins"
Released May 5, 1974
Format 7"
Genre Soul
Length 2:53
Label Motown
Writer(s) Thom Bell, Linda Creed
Producer(s) Hal Davis
Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye singles chronology
"Don't Knock My Love"
(1974)
"Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)"
(1974)

Around the same time, Motown wanted their most successful label mates Gaye and Ross to record a duet album. Among the songs they released, their version of "Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)" was recorded in separate studios, and was released as a UK only single from their duet album, Diana & Marvin, in 1974. The song became a hit in the UK reaching #25 on the UK Singles Chart.[3]

In 2001, the Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross duet version was used as part of the movie soundtrack for Bridget Jones's Diary.

Personnel[edit]

The Stylistics version[edit]

Marvin Gaye & Diana Ross version[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lytle, Craig. "The Stylistics". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "The Stylistics | Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-02-02. 
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 223. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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