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Artist:The Shirelles
Label:  Scepter
Date:Aug 1962
Collection:  I Own It     I Want It 
Community:14 Own
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AThe ShirellesIt's Love That Really Counts (In The Long Run)H. David, B. BacharachLeiber, StollerBert Bacharach9.3  Rate
BThe ShirellesStop The MusicVan McCoy, Willie DensonVan McCoyBill Ramal8.0  Rate


BB Aug 25, 1962


28th Nov 2012
 It's Love That Really Counts (In The Long Run)

...reviewed in Billboard 25-Aug-62 as a new release with this as the 'b' side, and described in the review as "flip is a lovely ballad handed a touching, soft reading by the girls".
see.......Billboard, 25 Aug 1962, page 25

Reposted again, as previous video was removed by er, you know......

21st Mar 2011
 .....respect, davie, I figured you'd be on the case.....
I know I got my UK copy of the 45, back in 1966, from a friend who didn't want it......my gain.


davie gordon
21st Mar 2011
 Scepter intended "It's Love" as the A-side but dj's thought different

Aug 25 - Billboard reviews the single
Sept. 1 - "Stop .." enters the BB bubbling under chart at # 109
Sept. 8 - "Stop .." enters Hot 100 - peaking at no. 36

"It's love" got some airplay, enough for it to be listed as "bubbling under" at the end of September, peaking at no. 102.

In retrospect "It's Love .." was just too far ahead of it's time,
it was too early for such a subtle record.

21st Mar 2011
 Stop The Music

According to wikipedia, this was the 'a' side and made #36 on the US National singles chart, while "It's Love That Really Counts" made #102.

21st Mar 2011
 I've got the UK issue, SS 129, and now seeing this US version for the first time, I wonder why it was flipped for UK, or was it to do with the matrix #'s, 45KR-3057 for 'Stop The Music' and 45KR-3058 for 'It's Love That Really Counts'. Any ideas?

I always preferred this US A-side, personally, but then I have always been a big fan of Mr. Bacharach, and his writing, arranging and production skills.
It's a great pity that such a talented musician is so poor a singer, I am not denigrating him, but it's painful to hear him performing his greatest songs, and must be doubly frustrating for the man himself.

21st Mar 2011
 Two lovely sides - contrasting Bacharach's smoothness and McCoy's spikiness.

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