I Can't Get Next To You
The Temptations
I can turn the gray sky blue
I can make it rain whenever I want it to
Oh, I can build a castle from a single grain of sand
I can make a ship sail, huh, on dry land
But my life is incomplete and I'm so blue
'Cause I can't get next to you
Peak Chart Position
  • No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1969 for two weeks
  • No. 1 on the Billboard R&B Singles chart in 1969
  • peaked at No. 13 on the UK Singles chart in 1969
  • RIAA certified Platinum record
  • the opening track on The Temptations album, Puzzle People (1969)
  • the second of four No. 1 singles charted on the Hot 100 by The Temptations in their career
  • on the record:
         Dennis Edwards - vocals (verses, choruses, outro)
         Eddie Kendricks - vocals (verses, choruses)
         Melvin Franklin - vocals (verses)
         Paul Williams - vocals (verses)
         Otis Williams - vocals (last verse)
         The Funk Brothers- instrumentation
  • written by Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong
  • produced by Norman Whitfield
  • recorded at Hitsville USA (Studio A)
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