The Supremes ‎– Where Did Our Love Go

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Written and produced by Motown's main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland, "Where Did Our Love Go" was the first single by the Supremes to go to the number-one position on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart in the United States, a position it held for two weeks, from August 16 to August 29, 1964.

It was also the first of five Supremes songs in a row to reach number one (respectively, "Baby Love," "Come See About Me," "Stop! In the Name of Love," and "Back in My Arms Again"). The song also reached number-one on the Cash Box R&B singles chart. The Supremes' version is ranked #472 on Rolling Stone 's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

One of the most famous aspects of "Where Did Our Love Go" was its rhythm section, consisting primarily of footstomps. The sound effect was performed by an Italian-American teenager named Mike Valvano, who stomped down upon two wooden boards suspended by strings, to create the aural illusion of a group of foot-stompers. Handclaps were overdubbed for the 45 RPM single mix of the song.

Versions (36)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MOTOWN 1060 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go(7", Single) Motown MOTOWN 1060 US 1964 Sell This Version
SS 327 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go / He Means The World To Me(7") Stateside SS 327 Sweden 1964 Sell This Version
M-1060 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go / He Means The World To Me(7") Motown M-1060 US 1964 Sell This Version
SS 327 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go / He Means The World To Me(7", Single) Stateside SS 327 Denmark 1964 Sell This Version
1475 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go / He Means The World To Me(7", Single) CBS 1475 Germany 1964 Sell This Version
1475 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go / He Means The World To Me(7", Single) CBS 1475 Germany 1964 Sell This Version
MOTOWN 1060, M-1060 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go / He Means The World To Me(7", Single) Motown, Motown MOTOWN 1060, M-1060 US 1964 Sell This Version
MOTOWN 1060 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go / He Means The World To Me(7", Single) Motown MOTOWN 1060 US 1964 Sell This Version
SS 327 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go / He Means The World To Me(7", Single, Pus) Stateside SS 327 Sweden 1964 Sell This Version
MOTOWN 1060 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go / He Means The World To Me(7", Single, Styrene, Mon) Motown MOTOWN 1060 US 1964 Sell This Version
SCRF 803 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go / I'm Giving You Your Freedom(7") Columbia SCRF 803 US 1964 Sell This Version
M-1060 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go(7") Motown M-1060 US 1964 Sell This Version
JET- 1447, GL- 1061 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go(7") Globe (9), Globe (9) JET- 1447, GL- 1061 Japan 1964 Sell This Version
ESRF 1573 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go(7", EP) Columbia ESRF 1573 France 1964 Sell This Version
MOTOWN 1060 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go(7", Single) Motown MOTOWN 1060 US 1964 Sell This Version
MSS.2069 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go(7", Single) Stateside MSS.2069 New Zealand 1964 Sell This Version
45-ESS.32 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go(7", Single) Stateside 45-ESS.32 India 1964 Sell This Version
M-1060 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go(7", Single) Tamla M-1060 Canada 1964 Sell This Version
OSS-133 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go(7", Single) Stateside OSS-133 Australia 1964 Sell This Version
MOTOWN 1060 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go(7", Single) Motown MOTOWN 1060 US 1964 Sell This Version
GO 42.576 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go(7", Single, Col) Motown GO 42.576 Netherlands 1964 Sell This Version
DE 2578 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go(7", Single, Mono, Jukebox) Durium Marche Estere DE 2578 Italy 1964 Sell This Version
MOTOWN 1060 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go(7", Single, Promo) Motown MOTOWN 1060 US 1964 Sell This Version
MOTOWN 1060 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go(7", Single, Promo) Motown MOTOWN 1060 US 1964 Sell This Version
SS 327 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go(7", Single, Promo, Pus) Stateside SS 327 UK 1964 Sell This Version
SS 327 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go(7", Single, Pus) Stateside SS 327 UK 1964 Sell This Version
MOTOWN 1060 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go(7", Single, RCA) Motown MOTOWN 1060 US 1964 Sell This Version
GO 42.576 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go?(7", Single, Gre) Motown GO 42.576 Netherlands 1964 Sell This Version
1060, 3 Diana Ross & The Supremes* Where Did Our Love Go(7", Single, Card) Motown, Topps Chewing Gum 1060, 3 US 1967 Sell This Version
TMG 925 Diana Ross & The Supremes* Where Did Our Love Go(7", Single) Tamla Motown TMG 925 UK 1974 Sell This Version
TMG 925 Diana Ross & The Supremes* Where Did Our Love Go(7", Single, Lar) Tamla Motown TMG 925 UK 1974 Sell This Version
TMG 925 Diana Ross & The Supremes* Where Did Our Love Go(7", Single, Promo, RE) Tamla Motown TMG 925 UK 1974 Sell This Version
SS 327 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go(7", Single, Pus) Stateside SS 327 UK Unknown Sell This Version
TMG 925 Diana Ross & The Supremes* Where Did Our Love Go(7", Single, Pus) Tamla Motown TMG 925 UK Unknown Sell This Version
SS 327 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go(7", Single, Pus) Stateside SS 327 UK Unknown Sell This Version
TMG 925 Diana Ross & The Supremes* Where Did Our Love Go(7", Single, RE, Sol) Tamla Motown TMG 925 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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August 17, 2014
referencing Where Did Our Love Go, 7", M-1060
Another label variation exists with text on left hand side arranged in a different order.