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Smokey Robinson

Shop Around (2:48)

7soul · motown · soul


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  • this is such a great tune early smokey when it was just The Miracles
  • Son, do a background check on her, check her credit....ect
  • I shopped around, there's no one out there these days can come close to your classic soul sound, love this track.
  • ...and steer clear of the clearance bin!
  • Miracles leader Smokey Robinson wrote this in about 20 minutes. In a 2006 interview with NPR, he explained that some songs just flowed out of him, and those were often the hits. Robinson wrote the song for another Motown artist, Barrett Strong, but Motown leader Berry Gordy convinced him to record it with his group, The Miracles, and have Robinson's wife, Claudette, sing lead. Gordy worked on the song with Robinson, which was a slower and more Bluesy number when the Miracles first recorded it. Late one night, Gordy woke Robinson up with a phone call announcing he thought up a different arrangement for the song and called the group into the studio to record it. Everybody made it to the studio except the piano player, so Gordy pounded the ivories while the tape was rolling. The hit version, which had a faster tempo and Smokey on lead, was recorded around 3am. http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=2140
  • *Starts swinging my hips*
  • Great one.
  • Gotta dance...
  • So true
  • Top notch Mod music
  • wow
  • shoppin.
  • silky bruv
  • How can you sit still when listening to the maestro!
  • JUST GREAT........;-))
  • now a days u need 2 shop around!!!
  • amazingly awsome!!!
  • you been shopping along time aren't you about to drop
  • Smokey brilliant .
  • But dad, it's SMOKEY!!
  • cool tune
  • timeless
  • How classic is this classic song? I'll tell you. very:D I love you smokey!!!!!!!
  • shout, shout knock yourself out.
  • yes yes yes yes YES!
  • I sing this song to our 27 & 29 year old sons to this day...even though they are married...and I don't sing it as great as Smokey did...love it!
  • Awesomeness. :)

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