My Girl
The Temptations
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I've got sunshine
On a cloudy day
When it's cold outside
I've got the month of May
I guess you'd say
What can make me feel this way?
My girl

- the signature song of The Temptations -

1965
1
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1965 for one week
  • RIAA certified Platinum record
  • from the album The Temptations Sing Smokey (1965)
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • ranks #88 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • the first Temptations single to feature David Ruffin on lead vocals - up to this point, Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams had performed most of the group's lead vocals
  • on the record:
         David Ruffin- lead vocal
         Eddie Kendricks- backing vocal
         Melvin Franklin- backing vocal
         Paul Williams- backing vocal
         Otis Williams- backing vocal
         The Funk Brothers- instrumentation
         Detroit Symphony Orchestra- strings
  • written by Smokey Robinson, Ronald White
  • produced by Smokey Robinson, Ronald White
  • recorded Dec 21, 1964 at Hitsville USA (Studio A)
  • Gordy Records label
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