Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)

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"Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)" is a 1964 hit single by The Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) label. It was the group's first A-side release to be produced by Norman Whitfield, who co-wrote the song with Edward Holland, Jr. of the Holland-Dozier-Holland songwriting team. With Eddie Kendricks singing lead for the third single in a row, it peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop charts in the top 30 at number 26. As the narrator of the up-tempo song, Kendricks tells his girl "I love you, girl, with all my heart and soul/ I can't understand why you treat me cold", and now his "heart feels the pain" cause by her mistreatment of him. This single would be Kendricks' last as lead on an A-side until "Get Ready" in 1966, and the last for Whitfield as producer until "Ain't Too Proud to Beg"; this would be due to the fact that "Get Ready", composed and produced by Smokey Robinson, had missed the Pop Top 20 just like this single did. The next Temptations single, "My Girl", would be the first to feature David Ruffin as lead and would be produced by Robinson. Ruffin, up to this point, had only sung lead on stage and on a few unreleased tracks, otherwise singing backgrounds behind Kendricks and then main lead singer Paul Williams. When "My Girl" hit number 1 on the R&B and Pop Charts in 1965, it signaled the continuing of Robinson as the group’s main producer, and the start of Ruffin's run as The Temptations' main lead singer. 


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1973
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I love you girl, with all my heart and soul
I can't understand why you treat me cold
Your every wish, girl, is my command
And that's why I can't seem to understand why
Girl, girl, girl why you want to make me blue
I'm askin' you girl, girl, girl why you want to make me blue

One day you say you love me too
The next day you tell me that we are through
My love for you is just a game
But each time we play, girl, my heart feels the pain
Girl, girl, girl why you want to make me blue (oh)
Girl, girl, girl why you want to make me blue (so blue)

Woo girl, girl, girl why you want to make me blue (make me blue)
Oh girl, oh girl, oh girl tell me why can't you be true (can't be true)
The way you treat me it just isn't fair
You make it so plain you just don't care
You have a ball around my time
Sleepless nights are getting me tired
Girl, girl, girl why you want to make me blue
I'm askin' you girl, girl, girl why you want to make me blue (baby)
Girl, girl, girl why you want to make me blue
Girl, girl, girl, why you want to make me blue

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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: D. WILLIS, KEMAR RICARDO MCGREGOR, PAUL CROSSDALE, TADS DAWKINS, 0 Willis, KEMAR MCGREGOR, Tads Dawkins D.

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