(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher
Jackie Wilson
Jackie Wilson 1967 Higher and Higher LP

Your love, lifting me higher
Than I've ever been lifted before
So keep it up
Quench my desire
And I'll be at your side, forever more

1967
6
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1967
  • No. 1 on the R&B Singles chart in 1967
  • from the Jackie Wilson album, Higher and Higher (1967)
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • ranks #248 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • the sixth and final Top-10 hit on the Hot 100 for Jackie Wilson
  • on the record:
         Jackie Wilson- lead vocals
         Pat Lewis, Jackie Hicks, Marlene Barrow- backing vocals
         Robert White- guitar
         James Jamerson- bass
         Johnny Griffith- keyboards
         Richard “Pistol” Allen- drums
  • written by Billy Davis and Raynard Miner; writing credit is shared by Raynard Miner, Gary Jackson and Carl Smith
  • produced by Carl Davis
  • arranged by Sonny Sanders
  • the backing track was recorded July 6, 1967 at Columbia Studios in Chicago, Illinois by members of the Motown Records house band the Funk Brothers - Jackie Wilson added the vocals at a later session in New York City
  • the song was later covered by Otis Redding (1969-No.110), Rita Coolidge (1977-No.2) and Jimmy Cliff (1994-No.117)
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