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    Most Forgettable most Regrettable Supremes singles since WDOLG

    The Regrettables: If you were going to list 3 Supremes singles that you think should never have been released what would the be?

    Of the ones that were releases, which 3 are the most forgettable?

    My regrettables:
    1) I'm Living in Shame
    2) No Matter What Sign You Are
    3) Touch

    Forgettables:
    1) Where Do I Go from Here?
    2) Your Wonderful Sweet Sweet Love
    3) You're My Driving Wheel

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    Regrettable
    1. The composer
    2. Forever came today
    3. Living in shame

    Forgettable
    1. Everybody's got the right
    2. in and out of love
    3. where do i go from here

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    The Weight
    Touch
    I Guess I’ll Miss The Man

    None of them were singles quality - Touch as documented repeatedly here could’ve worked with the right mix and perhaps a Jean only vocal but there’s yet to be a great version of it released.

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    Regrettables:
    1. No matter what sign
    2. The composer
    3. Forever came today

    These are all terrible, terrible songs and I cannot believe someone thought they were sell-able.

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    Bad Weather
    He's My Man
    Automatically Sunshine

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    Forgettable:
    1. "Some Things You Never Get Used To"
    2. "The Weight" [with The Temptations]
    3. "He's My Man"

    Regrettable:
    1. "I Guess I'll Miss The Man"
    2. "Everybody's Got The Right To Love"
    3. "No Matter What Sign You Are"
    Last edited by Motown Eddie; 11-24-2021 at 11:30 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theboyfromxtown View Post
    Bad Weather
    He's My Man
    Automatically Sunshine
    seriously?!??! how could you not like Auto Sun? that's a fav of mine

    and just busting your chops. i do really love comparing all of the differences between fans

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    Regrettable: Singles that either failed to live up to previous singles and thereby hurt the group's momentum and legacy.

    1. Living in Shame
    2. Forever Came Today
    3. Touch

    [I actually liked Forever and Touch but was embarassed by Shame]

    Forgettable: Singles that should never have been released as singles.

    1. My Heart Can't Take It No More
    2. The Weight
    3. Bad Weather

    [I was disappointed in Bad Weather, considering how hot Stevie
    Wonder was at the time.]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motown Eddie View Post
    Forgettable:
    1. "Some Things You Never Get Used To"
    2. "The Weight" [with The Temptations]
    3. "He's My Man"

    Regrettable:
    1. "I Guess I'll Miss The Man"
    2. "Everybody's Got The Right To Love"
    3. "No Matter What Sign You Are"

    ^^^I'll go with these ^^^

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    The Weight does belong on this list. It was best left with the Band, no Aretha either.

    He's My Man never seemed like a song to me; it was just a bunch of words and instruments put together with no melody.

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    Touch would have worked with a different mix and a Mary solo lead . I love Jeans voice but sometimes it comes off as shrill.
    Quote Originally Posted by Glenpwood View Post
    The Weight
    Touch
    I Guess I’ll Miss The Man

    None of them were singles quality - Touch as documented repeatedly here could’ve worked with the right mix and perhaps a Jean only vocal but there’s yet to be a great version of it released.

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    My regrettable:

    1) No Matter What Sign You Are
    2) I'm Gonna Let My Heart Do the Walking
    3) Someday We'll Be Together

    Forgettable:

    1) Where Do I Go from Here?
    2) In & Out of Love
    3) You're My Driving Wheel

    NB. If The Composer had been issued in the UK it would have been in the regrettable list.

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    I don’t think it’s allowed to put SWBT on these lists lol

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    Regrettable single releases:
    1. I'm Living In Shame
    2. The Composer
    3. No Matter What Sign You Are

    Forgettable single releases:
    1. In And Out Of Love
    2. Forever Came Today
    3. Some Things You Never Get Used To

    The only regrettable/forgettable single from the DMF era would be Children's Christmas Song.

    The 70s Supremes singles were so all over the place that many were regrettable and forgettable. The worst of them would be Automatically Sunshine.

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    Some of these songs are so forgettable, I actually did not recall them, e.g "The Weight". Yech!

    I listened to "Some Things You Never Get Used To" and found it better than I remembered. A little bit more fine tuning and it might have been a hit. I also think that "Forever Came Today" is a mess but it had potential. "No Matter What Sign You are" is garbage. "I'm Living in Shame" has always been atrocious. Shame, indeed!

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    I'm Living in Shame is pretty embarrassing but at least it's got a good melody and chorus. Just needed lyrics that don't make you vomit.

    Forever Came Today, Automatically Sunshine, Someday We'll Be Together & In and Out of Love don't deserve to be mentioned in this thread.

    Sadly, most of the other songs named DO belong in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Levi Stubbs Tears View Post
    I'm Living in Shame is pretty embarrassing but at least it's got a good melody and chorus. Just needed lyrics that don't make you vomit.
    I think the homemade jam line lends the song a uniqueness that i’m guessing has never been repeated.
    If you can live with those lyrics, it’s a good song that Diana sings with conviction. She certainly has me believing every word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jobeterob View Post
    The Weight does belong on this list. It was best left with the Band, no Aretha either.

    He's My Man never seemed like a song to me; it was just a bunch of words and instruments put together with no melody.
    I am actually very fond of He is my man. However, the way you described it, with words and instruments put together is hilarious, so I guess I’ll have to forgive you.

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    I actually love No Matter What Sign You Are, although it really doesn't sound like a Supremes song. The lyrics really don't stand the test of time; and probably back then already made the song a bit of a novelty song, a bit too gimmicky, but Ross's performance is so energetic, and I love the song's proto-disco sound.

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    Something's you never get used to
    Living in shame
    The composer
    Got the right to love
    Your my driving wheel
    I guess I'll miss the man

    Some are good lp cuts it not singles

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    Quote Originally Posted by daviddh View Post
    Something's you never get used to
    Living in shame
    The composer
    Got the right to love
    Your my driving wheel
    I guess I'll miss the man

    Some are good lp cuts it not singles
    I agree with that; it's not that these songs are all crappy but they didn't deserve to be singles.

    Everybody's Got the Right to Love is a Canadian song that was released in Canada by someone before the Supremes and it did quite well. The Supremes did a reasonable job but it was a letdown after Up the Ladder to the Roof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atasteofhoney View Post
    Regrettables:
    1. No matter what sign
    2. The composer
    3. Forever came today

    These are all terrible, terrible songs and I cannot believe someone thought they were sell-able.
    I love all three of these songs and would prefer to listen to them than any of the tracks on the new Diana Ross album; and I like the new Diana Ross album.

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    Regrettable singles:
    Bad Weather
    I Guess I'll Miss The Man
    Touch

    Forgettable:
    Everybody's Got the Right To Love
    The Weight
    In And Out of Love

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaap View Post
    I actually love No Matter What Sign You Are, although it really doesn't sound like a Supremes song. The lyrics really don't stand the test of time; and probably back then already made the song a bit of a novelty song, a bit too gimmicky, but Ross's performance is so energetic, and I love the song's proto-disco sound.
    I’m also another fan of “NMWSYA”. I love it’s joyous vibe, not to mention a sassy, sensuous vocal from Diana. The lyrics are a touch novelty twee, but like “Shame”, all other ingredients are in place.
    It certainly packs more of a punch then the sweetly polite “Composer”, and should have gone top twenty at the very least.

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    Regrettables:
    [[1) Baby love
    [[2) I hear a symphony
    [[3) Children's christmas song.

    Forgettables:
    Back in my arms again
    I guess I'll miss the man
    Love is here and now you're gone

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    Regrettables:

    Children's Christmas song
    I'm Living in Shame [[for some of the lyrics)
    The Weight
    Let Yourself Go

    Forgettables:
    Some Things You Never Get Used to
    I'll try something New
    Everybody's got the right to Love
    You Got to have Love in your Heart

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    I personally believe that all singles released in the year 1969, were both regrettable and forgettable. I don’t know what it was about this year of releases, but the songs from this time didn’t stick as much as their others. “The Composer”, “I’ll Try Something New”, “The Weight”, “Why, Must We Fall In Love?”, “Young Folks”. I never understood why these were released as singles.

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