Songs with Earlier Histories Than the Hit Version

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Come See About Me

First single release by Nella Dodds (US #74 1964).
Hit versions by The Supremes (US #1/R&B #2/UK #27 1964), Jr. Walker & The All Stars (US #24/R&B #8 1967), Shakin’ Stevens (UK #24 1987).
Also recorded by Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels (1966).

From the wiki: “The Supremes’ recording of ‘Come See About Me’ was recorded on July 13, 1964 during the sessions that produced the album Where Did Our Love Go, released in August 1964. The release of ‘Come See About Me’ as a single was held back while the album’s first two singles, ‘Where Did Our Love Go’ and ‘Baby Love’, charted. However, when 14-year old Nella Dodds’ Wand Records cover recording – precursor of what would eventually evolve into Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff’s classic 1970s ‘Philly Sound’ – was released as a single in October 1964 and entered the Billboard Hot 100 in early November, the Supremes’ version was rushed into release that November. ‘Come See About Me’ would be Dodds’ highest-charting single. She was scheduled to have a vinyl album released in the mid-60s, but it was never materialized.

“‘Come See About Me’ became third of five consecutively-released Supremes songs to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart – twice, in fact. It the chart in non-consecutive weeks: the week of December 13, 1964 and, again, January 10, 1965; first, toppled by, but later replacing, The Beatles’ ‘I Feel Fine’ as the #1 song in the U.S.

The Supremes, “Come See About Me” (1964):

Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels, “Come See About Me” (1966):

Jr. Walker & The All Stars (1967):

Shakin’ Stevens, “Come See About Me” (1987):

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