It's Metafilter's 20th anniversary! To celebrate, scan some cats or help fund Mefi! A song where the main refrain is "That's my girl hey! Heard this song twice at a comedy club, but google and youtube have failed me for what I think is the first time on a song-related query.
My Girl (The Temptations song)
My Girl (The Temptations song) - Wikipedia
Robinson's inspiration for writing this song was his wife, Miracles member Claudette Rogers Robinson. In , it was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or artistically significant. The recorded version of "My Girl" was the first Temptations single to feature David Ruffin on lead vocals. Previously, Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams had performed most of the group's lead vocals, and Ruffin had joined the group as a replacement for former Temptation Elbridge Bryant. While on tour as part of the Motortown Revue , a collective tour for most of the Motown roster, Smokey Robinson caught the Temptations' part of the show. The group had included a medley of soul standards in the show, one of which, the Drifters ' " Under the Boardwalk ", was a solo spot for Ruffin. Impressed, Robinson decided to produce a single with Ruffin singing lead.
The Reason Smokey Robinson Wrote 'My Girl' Had Nothing To Do With A Girl
It's almost impossible to think of the song "My Girl" without immediately humming those first few notes of its iconic opening riff. It was one of the biggest hits to come out of Berry Gordy's Motown -- "My Girl" became a best-selling single, rose to the top of the Billboard charts, became The Temptations' first number-one song and marked the first time the label itself landed a number-one hit with one of their male vocal groups. Even today, more than 50 years after its release, "My Girl" still stands out, ranking among the best songs of all time. A big part of the song's success was its writer, Smokey Robinson.
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