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NurseJackie

(42,862 posts)
Fri Feb 22, 2019, 01:26 PM Feb 2019

I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) -- Four Tops -vs- Bonnie Pointer





"I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" is a 1965 hit song recorded by the Four Tops for the Motown label.

Written and produced by Motown's main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland, the song is one of the most well-known Motown tunes of the 1960s. The song reached number one on the R&B charts and was also the number-one song on the Billboard Hot 100 for two non-consecutive weeks,[1] from June 12 to June 19 and from June 26 to July 3 in 1965. It replaced "Back in My Arms Again" by labelmates The Supremes, was first replaced by "Mr. Tambourine Man" by The Byrds, then regained the top spot before being replaced by ''(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones. Billboard ranked the record as the No. 2 song of 1965. It was also the Four Tops first Top 40 single in the UK, reaching #23 on its original release, and a 1970 reissue peaked at #10 in the UK charts.[2]

In 1980, Bonnie Pointer had a disco crossover hit, with the song peaking at #40 on the pop singles chart, #42 on the soul singles chart,[7] and #4 on the dance charts.[8][9]


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I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) -- Four Tops -vs- Bonnie Pointer (Original Post) NurseJackie Feb 2019 OP
Experienced both in real time... WheelWalker Feb 2019 #1
Have seen the Tops many times, Pointer Sisters once unc70 Feb 2019 #2
That's fantastic! I'd love to see either one... NurseJackie Feb 2019 #3

unc70

(6,163 posts)
2. Have seen the Tops many times, Pointer Sisters once
Fri Feb 22, 2019, 02:11 PM
Feb 2019

Not sure if this song was part of the Sisters concert. Both groups were excellent in concert.

NurseJackie

(42,862 posts)
3. That's fantastic! I'd love to see either one...
Fri Feb 22, 2019, 05:39 PM
Feb 2019

Bonnie was originally a member of the Pointer Sisters, but went solo. And I believe that June Pointer, of the remaining four (original) sisters, has died not long ago.

I always loved their colorful "thrift-store" costumes and dresses and hats.

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