Everybody Needs Love (The Temptations song)

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"Everybody Needs Love"
Song by The Temptations from the album The Temptin' Temptations
ReleasedNovember 1, 1965
RecordedHitsville USA (Studio A); 1965
GenreSoul
Length3:00
LabelGordy
WriterNorman Whitfield
Edward Holland, Jr.
ProducerNorman Whitfield
The Temptin' Temptations track listing
"You've Got to Earn It"
(5)
"Everybody Needs Love"
(6)
"Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)"
(7)
 
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"Everybody Needs Love"
Song by The Temptations from the album The Temptin' Temptations
ReleasedNovember 1, 1965
RecordedHitsville USA (Studio A); 1965
GenreSoul
Length3:00
LabelGordy
WriterNorman Whitfield
Edward Holland, Jr.
ProducerNorman Whitfield
The Temptin' Temptations track listing
"You've Got to Earn It"
(5)
"Everybody Needs Love"
(6)
"Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)"
(7)
"Everybody Needs Love"
Single by Gladys Knight & the Pips
from the album Everybody Needs Love
B-side"Stepping Closer To Your Heart"
ReleasedJune 12, 1967
Format7" single
RecordedHitsville USA (Studio A); 1966
GenreSoul
Length3:04
LabelSoul
S 35034
Writer(s)Norman Whitfield
Edward Holland, Jr.
ProducerNorman Whitfield
Gladys Knight & the Pips singles chronology
"Take Me in Your Arms and Love Me"
(1967)
"Everybody Needs Love"
(1967)
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine"
(1967)

"Everybody Needs Love" is a 1964 Motown song by Norman Whitfield and Edward Holland, Jr.. The first version released was by The Temptations for their album The Temptin' Temptations in 1965 (it also got airplay on some radio stations in the U.S.), but the most successful version was on a single by Gladys Knight & the Pips, which peaked at #39 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and #3 on the Billboard R&B singles chart, in 1967. Other Motown acts that recorded this song were Mary Wells (who was the first to record it, though it was not released until after she left the company), which featured The Tempations in the background, The Velvelettes, and The Miracles. All versions of the song were produced by Whitfield.

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Personnel

Mary Wells version

Jimmy Ruffin version

Temptations version

Gladys Knight & the Pips version

The Miracles version