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FlinterFile: The Four Tops- So Deep Within You


The Moody Blues released their single Never Comes the Day in 1969. Read the rest of this entry


FlinterFile: The Four Tops- It’s The Same Old Song

The Four Tops had a number 1 hit in 1965 and so a follow-up single had to be written quickly. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Johnny Rivers- Baby I Need Your Lovin’


This song was written in 1964 by the Motown songwriters Holland-Dozier-Holland. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: Marvin Gaye- What’s Going On


In 1971, Marvin Gaye released this song on the Motown label. It was inspired by a police incident, where they were quite cruel. This all started with an anti-war protest, which were quite common these days. There, a member of the Four Tops witnessed the police acting violent against the protestors. He was upset and discussed it with the writer of this song. Now it’s more known as a protest song than what it actually was: a song about love and understanding. Later, the 4 Non Blondes renamed their song to avoid confusion. I think the song is very good, in text and in story, so take a listen to

Marvin Gaye- What’s Going On

Song of the day: Four Tops- Reach Out I’ll Be There

four tops reach out

I learned to know this record from a radio station my parents sometimes listen to. So much happiness in a record, that couldn’t be wrong. Enjoy

The Four Tops- Reach Out

Song of the day: Four Tops- Loco In Acapulco


Some songs come around every summer, but are 1) not played on the radio in other seasons (or I miss them) and 2) nevertheless good.
This is one of these songs. And that’s quite strange, since it was a song made in 1988, so it is quite recently if you compare it with their other songs, which are all made around the sixties/seventies.
So what went wrong? I couldn’t tell: it isn’t the melody, not the text (partly written by Phil Collins), and not the purpose as soundtrack.
Nothing seems wrong, but you only hear it in summer. However, it’s a perfect summer song, so we should enjoy it now…


The Four Tops- Loco In Acapulco