♫ What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted

Filosofa's Word

Hey!!!  Guess what???  I found one of my favourite Motown songs that I haven’t played here before!  It’s nothing short of a miracle!  No, it’s not by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.  I have no idea why, but I somehow thought I remembered this one as being by the Four Tops!  Not even close, as it happens.

This was written by Motown writers Jimmy Dean, Paul Riser, and William Witherspoon. They wrote it for The Detroit Spinners, but Jimmy Ruffin, brother of The Temptations’ David Ruffin, convinced the Motown writers to let him try it, and they liked what they heard.

Many Motown songs deal with heartbreak, but this one is especially bleak. The poor guy has recently joined the ranks of the brokenhearted, and he’s not sure what happens next. He knows he can’t take the pain much longer but keeps coming up empty in his search.

Originally, this…

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