It was a group sing-a-long at a birthday party. No, it wasn’t “Happy Birthday.” Different people of different ages singing along in unison. All along the buffet line, getting something to eat, while the DJ plays this Motown classic, which is Thursday’s morning groove.
From the chorus following the first verse, through the bridge (especially the bridge), and straight through until the end of the song, everyone sang every word. Whether they could sing or not didn’t matter. Everyone was singing along. It’s what songs that stand the test of time can do; they can make people from different generations share something in common.
Best known as Diana Ross’ swan song with The Supremes, the group she fronted for most of the 1960s, I actually think it’s one of the best songs the group ever had. From “Where Did Our Love Go,” to “You Can’t Hurry Love,” to “You Keep Me Hangin’ On,” to “Reflections,” and on and on…there were certainly a lot of good songs and big hits. But only this one makes the morning groove for today.
Sing it if you know it! Enjoy the morning groove for today. And as always, thanks for reading and listening.