Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
"Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)"
Single by The Stylistics
from the album The Stylistics
B-side"If I Love You"
ReleasedMarch 4, 1971
GenreSoul, Philly soul
Songwriter(s)Thom Bell, Linda Creed
Producer(s)Thom Bell
The Stylistics singles chronology
"You're a Big Girl Now"
"Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)"
"You Are Everything"

"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 No. 39 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.[2] It also climbed to No. 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"
ReleasedMay 5, 1974
Songwriter(s)Thom Bell, Linda Creed
Producer(s)Hal Davis
Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye singles chronology
"Don't Knock My Love"
"Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)"

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.


The Stylistics version[edit]

Marvin Gaye & Diana Ross version[edit]


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

External links[edit]