Thursday, October 25, 2012

Cusp Song of the Day: You Can’t Hurry Love

"You Can’t Hurry Love" by the Supremes was released in 1966 and became their seventh number one hit. Like "Forever Came Today," it bears the imprint of Motown's brilliant songwriting and production team, Holland-Dozier-Holland.

In Cusp, there is a lot of twisting of radio dials to find a song worth listening to. Mark always seeks Supremes and Diana Ross tunes. And one night, driving into Manhattan to see One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest with Karen and Craig, he locates the tail end of "You Can't Hurry Love."

A note on the video link: In 1983 I chaired Billboard's Video Music Conference and Awards Show, and invited Mary Wilson to be a presenter. She spoke about the Supremes' 16 Ed Sullivan Show performances, making the point that the Supremes were video stars in an era before MTV.  The link at the beginning of this post features the group's September 25, 1966 performance of "You Can't Hurry Love."

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