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“One of our earlier hits, with two of my favorite groups ever. Funnily enough, a few people recorded this song before it got to the Temptations and The Supremes. Dee Dee Warwick had the first version – she did it for Mercury Records.
“Gamble and I weren’t well known at the time of this record. We were just honing our craft. We didn’t produce it, either – Nick Ashford was one of the producers. But the song was important for us as writers because it taught us to modulate. The verse is in one key, and the chorus is in an entirely different key – higher. That really creates the excitement and the drama.
“One thing I’m happy about is that this version has the original members of The Temptations, with the great David Ruffin. He was something else.”