Treat Her Like a Lady (The Temptations song)

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"Treat Her Like a Lady"
Treat Her Like a Lady Cover.jpg
Single by The Temptations
from the album Truly for You
ReleasedNovember 6, 1984
RecordedMarch–April, 1984
  • 3:59 (single edit)
  • 4:40 (album version)
The Temptations singles chronology
"Sail Away"
"Treat Her Like a Lady"
"My Love is True (Truly for You)"

"Treat Her Like a Lady" is a 1984 single by American vocal group by the Temptations. Released on November 6, 1984 by Motown Records but airplay October 1984, this is the first single on which Ali-Ollie Woodson was lead singer. The song appears on Temptations' album Truly for You, also released in 1984. The song was co-written by Woodson and Otis Williams, and was co-produced by Woodson and former Earth, Wind & Fire member Al McKay and Ralph Johnson.


The single was the Temptations' biggest success on R&B radio since 1975, reaching #2 on the R&B Charts, and just missing the Pop Top 40 at #48.[1] It also reached #12 on the UK Singles Chart.[2]

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1984–85) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 48
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[3] 13
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 2
UK Singles 12


  • "Treat Her Like A Lady" was heard in the 1985 film The Last Dragon during the Sum Dum Goy Fortune Cookie Company scene. However, the song was not included in the film's soundtrack.
  • The song appeared on a 1997 episode of The Jamie Foxx Show in which Woodson guest stars playing the piano when Jamie (Jamie Foxx) is mistakenly committed to the psychiatric ward.
  • The song was covered in 2017 by R&B artist Kyle Maack featuring The Temptations on background vocals.[4]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 572.
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  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 256.
  4. ^ Reporter, Kimberly C. Roberts Entertainment. "Sky's the limit for soul singer Kyle Maack". The Philadelphia Tribune. Retrieved 2020-03-04.