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The Temptations

My Girl

Soul
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  • Instrumental
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1965
  • 1964
  • 1965
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  • 1961

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“My Girl” is a 1964 song recorded by The Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) label which became a number one hit in 1965. Written and produced by The Miracles members Smokey Robinson and Ronald White, the song became the Temptations’ first U.S. number-one single, and is today their signature song. Robinson’s inspiration for writing this song was his wife, Miracles member Claudette Rogers Robinson. The song was featured on the Temptations album The Temptations Sing Smokey. Musically, the song is notable because the eight ascending guitar notes in the opening riff over the C chord are a perfect example of a C major pentatonic scale, played exactly from octave to octave. Similarly, the analogous riff in the song that is played over the F chord is a perfect example of an F major... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Talkin' 'bout my girl (my girl ... What can make me feel this way ... My girl (my girl, my girl

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This song is listed #88 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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Most votes come from Norway, United States, Hungary, Portugal, France, Germany, Greece, Spain, Argentina, and Latvia.

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Popular in Soul (See Charts): On The Line, Music And Me, Fall Again, I'll Be There, It's A Man's Man's World, Stand By Me, I Got You (I Feel Good), (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay, Upside Down, and Isn't She Lovely.

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