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THE ELGINS – HEAVEN MUST HAVE SENT YOU

15 May
THE ELGINS – HEAVEN MUST HAVE SENT YOU


“Heaven Must Have Sent You” is a song written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Eddie Holland when at Motown, and first recorded by The Elgins in 1966. It was also a 1979 disco hit single by Bonnie Pointer.

The Elgins

The version by the Elgins, released on the Motown subsidiary V.I.P. Records label in 1966, reached no. 9 on the Billboard R&B chart and no. 50 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Popular on the Northern soul scene in the UK it was reissued in 1971, and reached no. 3 on the UK Singles Chart.[1][2][3] The Elgins’ backing vocals were augmented by The Andantes.

“Heaven Must Have Sent You”

was one of two remakes of Motown hits recorded by Bonnie Pointer for her 1978 self-titled solo debut album which was released by Motown: Pointer would state: “”I wanted to cut that tune and the other old Motown tune: ‘When I’m Gone’, simply because I’ve always dug them.”[5] Pointer has stated that she suggested to Berry Gordy that he have her remake “Heaven Must Have Sent You” as a disco track after Pointer had heard the Village People hit “Y.M.C.A.” and realized that “Heaven Must Have Sent You” would work well with an arrangement similar to that of “Y.M.C.A”.[6]

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6 responses to “THE ELGINS – HEAVEN MUST HAVE SENT YOU

  1. southamptonoldlady

    June 7, 2016 at 6:37 am

    I used to love dancing to this – were you a big fan of Northern Soul?

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  2. beetleypete

    June 7, 2016 at 9:35 am

     
  3. America On Coffee

    June 7, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Thanks Pete!

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  4. America On Coffee

    June 7, 2016 at 10:21 am

    No, it’s before my time, but I love it! We need more of these great sounds! Thanks for enjoying!;-)

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  5. Peter

    June 12, 2016 at 9:13 am

    Quite Supreme(s)!

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  6. America On Coffee

    June 13, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    A Motown sound. Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Eddie Holland, Motown’s songwriters for many Supreme hits and Heaven Must Have Sent You.

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