Everybody Needs Love (The Temptations song)

"Everybody Needs Love"
Song by The Temptations from the album The Temptin' Temptations
Released November 1, 1965
Recorded Hitsville USA (Studio A); 1965
Genre Soul
Length 3:00
Label Gordy
Writer(s) Norman Whitfield
Edward Holland, Jr.
Producer(s) Norman Whitfield
The Temptin' Temptations track listing

"You've Got to Earn It"
"Everybody Needs Love"
"Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)"
"Everybody Needs Love"
Single by Gladys Knight & the Pips
from the album Everybody Needs Love
B-side "Stepping Closer To Your Heart"
Released June 12, 1967
Format 7" single
Recorded Hitsville USA (Studio A); 1966
Genre Soul
Length 3:04
Label Soul
S 35034
Writer(s) Norman Whitfield
Edward Holland, Jr.
Producer(s) Norman Whitfield
Gladys Knight & the Pips singles chronology
"Take Me in Your Arms and Love Me"
"Everybody Needs Love"
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine"

"Everybody Needs Love" is a 1964 Motown song by Norman Whitfield and Edward Holland, Jr.. The first version released was by The Temptations for their album The Temptin' Temptations in 1965[1] (it also got airplay on some radio stations in the U.S.), but the most successful version was on a single by Gladys Knight & the Pips, which peaked at #39 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and #3 on the Billboard R&B singles chart, in 1967.[2] Other Motown acts that recorded this song were Mary Wells (who was the first to record it, though it was not released until after she left the company),[3] which featured Eddie Kendricks of The Temptations in the background, Jimmy Ruffin, The Velvelettes, and The Miracles.[4] All versions of the song were produced by Whitfield.


Mary Wells version

Jimmy Ruffin version

Temptations version

Gladys Knight & the Pips version

The Miracles version

The Velvelettes version


  1. Cub Koda. "The Temptin' Temptations - The Temptations | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-09-30.
  2. The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 7: 1967 [liner notes]. New York: Hip-O Select/Motown/Universal Records
  3. "Vintage Stock - Mary Wells | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-09-30.
  4. "Don't Forget the Motor City". Dftmc.info. Retrieved 2016-09-30.

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