Ten Favorite Songwriting Teams: Holland/Dozier/Holland (#8)

@FourWalls (15252)
United States
April 4, 2017 12:07pm CST
Here's another one of those great songwriting teams who gave us so many classics in the world of music. This one might be a left-field entry, but how could I avoid this entry once you see all the songs they wrote? Here they are. #8: Brian Holland/Lamont Dozier/Eddie Holland Stop! In the name of love if you don't agree! Can I get a witness, baby love? And those three songs are just for starters. Unquestionably one of the most prolific songwriting teams in music history -- not just R&B or pop. Yes, their initial splash may have been in the R&B field, but everybody covered a Holland/Dozier/Holland song. Barbra Streisand, Linda Ronstadt, the Doobie Brothers, even The Who have done Holland/Dozier/Holland songs. There's something for everyone to love somewhere in there. Holland/Dozier/Holland Brian Holland: born February 15, 1941, Detroit, MI Lamont Herbert Dozier: born June 16, 1941, Detroit, MI Edward Holland: born October 30, 1939, Detroit, MI Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - 1990 Songwriters Hall of Fame - 2009 Best-known songs (this is gonna take a while): "Heat Wave" (Martha & the Vandellas, Linda Ronstadt); "Can I Get a Witness" (Marvin Gaye); "Baby Love," "Come See About Me" (the Supremes); "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" (Marvin Gaye, James Taylor); "Reach Out I'll Be There" (Four Tops). Here's another Holland/Dozier/Holland song that Marvin Gaye recorded:
Marvin Gaye- You're a Wonderful One
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@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
4 Apr 17
Humble Pie (and various others) - Road Runner
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@FourWalls (15252)
• United States
4 Apr 17
Yep. The Doobies did "Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me)." Something for everyone.
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@JohnRoberts (63170)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Apr 17
Nobody else to add concerning this legendary team. Definitely not out of left field but a no brainer.
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@teamfreak16 (41406)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
4 Apr 17
I just assumed Willie Nelson wrote all of those classic songs as well.
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@FourWalls (15252)
• United States
4 Apr 17
Willie's was "Reach Out, I'll Be Crazy."
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@teamfreak16 (41406)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
4 Apr 17
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• Banks, Oregon
4 Apr 17
Easily one of if not the greatest songwriting teams of all time especially when you consider longevity
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@RasmaSandra (19800)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
4 Apr 17
Some really great and memorable songs. They were a good songwriting team. Thanks for sharing. Usually we know or remember the songs but don't know who wrote them if the artist didn't write them.
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