My Girl

The Temptations

About My Girl

"My Girl" is a soul music song recorded by the Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) record label. Written and produced by the Miracles members Smokey Robinson and Ronald White, the song became the Temptations' first U. S. number-one single, and is today their signature song. Robinson's inspiration for writing this song was his wife, Miracles member Claudette Rogers Robinson. The song was included on the Temptations 1965 album The Temptations Sing Smokey. In 2018, it was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or artistically significant. " 


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I´ve got sunshine
On a cloudy day.
When it´s cold outside,
I´ve got the month of May.

Well, I guess you´ll say
What can make me feel this way?
My girl. (My girl, my girl)
Talkin´ ´bout my girl. (My girl)

I´ve got so much honey
The bees envy me.
I´ve got a sweeter song
Than the birds in the trees.

Well, I guess you´ll say
What can make me feel this way?
My girl. (My girl, my girl)
Talkin´ ´bout my girl. (My girl)

Ooooh, Hoooo.
Hey, hey, hey.
Hey, hey, hey.

I don´t need no money,
Fortune or fame.
I´ve got all the riches, baby,
One man can claim.

Well, I guess you´ll say
What can make me feel this way?
My girl. (My girl, my girl)
Talkin´ ´bout my girl. (My girl)

Talkin´ bout my girl.
I´ve got sushine on cloudy day
With my girl.
I´ve even got the month of May
With my girl.

Talkin´ bout, talkin´ bout my girl . . .

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The Temptations

The Temptations are an American vocal group known for their success in the 60s and 70s at Motown Records. The group's repertoire has included, during its five-decade career, R&B, doo-wop, funk, disco, soul, and adult contemporary music. Known for their recognizable choreography, distinct harmonies, and flashy onstage suits, the Temptations have been said to be as influential to soul as The Beatles are to pop and rock. more »

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Written by: Ronald White, William Robinson Jr.

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10 facts about this song

Song Origin
"My Girl" is a song by The Temptations, written by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White from The Miracles.
Chart Performance
It became the Temptations' first U.S. number-one single in 1965 and is considered their signature song.
Motown History
"My Girl" is one of the most famous songs to come out of the Motown Record Corporation, a major force in the racial integration of popular music.
Song Inspiration
Smokey Robinson wrote this song with Temptations member David Ruffin in mind, a departure from the usual leads Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams.
Cultural Impact
"My Girl" has been covered by many artists including Michael Jackson, Prince, and Otis Redding.
Song Background
The song is characterized by its memorable guitar riff (likewise its bassline) and is noted for the purity of its sentiment.
Musical Awards
"My Girl" is included in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or artistically significant."
Film Impact
The song was part of the soundtrack for the 1991 film "My Girl", named after it, a film that introduced the song to a new generation.
Music Video
The music video of the song directed by Eddy Matalon was nominated for the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards in two categories: Best Choreography and Best Art Direction.
Ultimate Popularity
The song ranks #88 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, a testament to its enduring popularity.

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