This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)

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About This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)

"This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)" is a song by The Isley Brothers from 1966 that was a hit for them during their brief tenure on Motown's Tamla label. Featuring Ronald Isley on lead vocal, "This Old Heart of Mine" peaked at number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100, and at number six on the Billboard R&B Singles chart. In the UK, the song originally reached number 47 in April 1966, but it re-charted in late 1968 and reached number three for two weeks in November, making it the group's highest charting UK single. Written by Motown's main songwriting team Holland–Dozier–Holland alongside Sylvia Moy, "This Old Heart of Mine", produced by Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier, was originally intended for The Supremes (who later recorded their own version for their 1966 album The Supremes A' Go-Go). The single was the group's only major hit while on Motown, whom they left in 1969 to restart their own T-Neck label. Tammi Terrell also recorded and released the song as a part of her Irresistible album released in January, 1969.  


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This old heart of mine been broke a thousand times
Each time you break away, I fear you've gone to stay
Lonely nights that come, memories that flow, bringing you back again
Hurting me more and more

Maybe it's my mistake to show this love I feel inside
'Cause each day that passes by you got me
Never knowing if I'm coming or going, but I, I love you
This old heart darling, is weak for you
I love you, yes, I do
These old arms of mine miss having you around
Makes these tears inside start a-falling down

Always with half a kiss
You remind me of what I miss
Though I try to control myself
Like a fool I start grinnin' 'cause my head starts spinnin' 'cause I

I love you
This is old heart, darling is weak for you
I love you, yes I do, yes I do

Ooh, I try hard to hide, my hurt inside
This old heart of mine always keeps me cryin'
The way you're treating me, leaves me incomplete
You're here for the day, gone for the week now

But if you leave me a hundred times
A hundred times I'll take you back
I'm yours whenever you want me
I'm not too proud to shout it, tell the world about it 'cause I

I love you
This is old heart, darling is weak for you
I love you
This is old heart, darling is weak for you

I love you
This is old heart, darling is weak for you
I love you, yes I do, yes I do
I love you, yes I do, darling is weak for you

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The Isley Brothers

The Isley Brothers ( /ˈaɪzliː/ YZ-lee) are an American musical group consisting of brothers Ron and Ernie Isley. The founding members of the band were Ronald Isley, older brothers Rudy and Kelly and younger brother Vernon. Originally formed as a gospel quartet, following the death of brother Vernon, the remaining trio launched a career into doo-wop scoring with their first million-selling hit single, "Shout", in 1959. Follow-up successes came with the 1962 single, "Twist and Shout" and the 1966 Motown single, "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)". more »

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Written by: EDWARD JR. HOLLAND, LAMONT DOZIER, SYLVIA MOY, BRIAN HOLLAND

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11 facts about this song

Song's Identity
"This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)" is a popular song by The Isley Brothers. The band refers to American musical ensemble comprising of siblings who were originally from Cincinnati, Ohio.
Collaborators
The music masterpiece was written by the famous Motown songwriting team of Lamont Dozier, Holland-Dozier-Holland which included Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Eddie Holland.
Release Date
The song was first released on January 12, 1966.
Musical Genre
"This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)" is a soul and pop song with R&B influences.
Chart Performance
The song peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and reached number six on the Billboard R&B Singles chart in 1966.
Album Details
This track is the title track of The Isley Brothers' 1966 album "This Old Heart of Mine".
Unique Collaboration
The song was also famously covered by The Supremes in collaboration with The Four Tops in their duets album "The Magnificent 7" in 1970.
International Success
The song saw significant success in the UK as well where it reached number 3 on the UK Singles Chart in 1966.
Reissue
The song was reissued in 1968 following a resurgence of interest in the Isley Brothers and reached number 3 on the UK Singles Chart.
Cover Versions
"This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)" has been covered by numerous artists, including Rod Stewart in 1975, who also had a pop hit with his version.
Inspirational Impact
The song continues to inspire artists and was sampled by rapper Biz Markie for his song "Make the Music with Your Mouth, Biz".

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