Pour Some Sugar on It: #7 "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)" The Four Tops (1965)

@JohnRoberts (60972)
Los Angeles, California
December 30, 2016 9:06am CST
Most of you should remember this tune. “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” is a Motown classic written by the record label’s legendary writing team Holland-Dozier-Holland. The incomparable Four Tops with lead singer Levi Stubbs were a hitmaking machine at Motown and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and recipient of a Grammy lifetime achievement award. You cannot get any better than the Four Tops when it comes to r&b soul and rank on a par with the Miracles and Temptations. Motown’s house band the Funk Brothers played on this track. “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” was the group’s first #1 on Billboard.
THE FOUR TOPS - I CAN'T HELP MYSELF (SUGAR PIE, HONEY BUNCH) LIVE PARIS FRANCE 1967. GROUP MEMBERS ARE: LEVI STUBBS, ABDUL 'DUKE' FAKIR, RENALDO 'OBIE' BENSO...
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@FourWalls (14672)
• United States
30 Dec 16
A big ol' honkin' thumbs up for this song. Ooh, what a classic.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
31 Dec 16
I definitely remember that song! I'm listening to it right now. What a great way to start my day!
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
31 Dec 16
Classic song. Levi Stubbs was awesome.
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@garymarsh6 (14317)
• United Kingdom
30 Dec 16
Loved listening to that. I grew up wth this kind of music and I love it!
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@mom210 (6779)
• Atlanta, Georgia
30 Dec 16
I know this one, sing it to my kids form time to time. Nice thing about little ones, they are to young to booooo me
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@jstory07 (69138)
• Roseburg, Oregon
30 Dec 16
Good rhytm and singing voice in this group. I also love that song.
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@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
30 Dec 16
I love, love, love Motown music! That is real rhythm and blues. What they call R&B nowadays is nothing like it. Back then you had to have real talent to make it--there was not auto-tune for bad vocals, no "sampling" for unimaginative and lazy writers. Motown had some truly genius-level musicians, writers and performers. I wish we had that quality of music and creativity today!
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@BelleStarr (39591)
• United States
30 Dec 16
I sure to remember it though I am not a big fan of Motown music and never have been.
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@Bluedoll (17054)
• Canada
3 Jan 17
Is that motown?
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@BelleStarr (39591)
• United States
3 Jan 17
@Bluedoll I would say so
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@Bluedoll (17054)
• Canada
4 Jan 17
@BelleStarr oh, you are right sorry was confused did it mean the group had to come from the Detroit region to qualify I wonder
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@Fishmomma (11467)
• United States
6 Jan 17
This is an excellent choice and was listening to them yesterday. Perfect music to listen to at anytime of the day.
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• Pamplona, Spain
4 Jan 17
From as far back as I can remember I have been singing their Songs either one Song or the other or doing a mix of them too as I go around doing things around the House. The Four Tops will always be the Tops for me too.
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• United States
1 Jan 17
My parents listened to all these songs, so I do remember some of them and there are a lot of movies made on groups. So I am familiar with this song, I do like it.