The Supremes Were #1 on Billboard For the Sixth Time With “You Can’t Hurry Love”

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On this day, September 10, 1966, The Supremes’ Were #1 on the Billboard Chart with, “You Can’t Hurry Love”. This was their sixth number one hit.

The Supremes achieved tremendous success in the 1960s and became one of the most iconic acts in the history of Motown Records. The group was originally named The Primettes and went through various lineup changes before settling on the classic trio of members:

  1. Diana Ross – Lead vocalist
  2. Florence Ballard – Original member and vocalist
  3. Mary Wilson – Original member and vocalist

In 1961, they officially became The Supremes, and their music was produced by the legendary Motown songwriter and producer, Berry Gordy. The Supremes are often referred to as the “Dreamgirls” and are known for their stunning vocal harmonies, elegant style, and a string of hit songs that defined the Motown sound.

Some of their other famous songs include:

  • “Where Did Our Love Go”
  • “Baby Love”
  • “Stop! In the Name of Love”
  • “Come See About Me”
  • “Love Child”
  • “Someday We’ll Be Together”

Diana Ross became a global superstar and eventually left the group to pursue a solo career. The Supremes continued with different members but the original trio remains the most recognized.