Love Is Here And Now You're Gone

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"Love Is Here and Now You're Gone"
Single by The Supremes
from the album The Supremes Sing Holland–Dozier–Holland
B-side "There's No Stopping Us Now"
Released January 11, 1967 (U.S.)
Format Vinyl record (7" 45 RPM)
Recorded Los Angeles, August 12, 1966; Hitsville U.S.A. (Studio A), September 22 & November 13, 1966
Length 2:48
Label Motown
M 1103
Songwriter(s) Holland–Dozier–Holland
Producer(s) Brian Holland
Lamont Dozier
The Supremes singles chronology
"You Keep Me Hangin' On"
"Love Is Here and Now You're Gone"
"The Happening"

"You Keep Me Hangin' On"
"Love Is Here and Now You're Gone"
"The Happening"
Peaked @ #1 on March 11, 1967

Unlike all of the Supremes' other songs, this was recorded in Los Angeles instead of Hitsville USA in Detroit. Holland-Dozier-Holland wanted the sound for this song to be different than the Supremes' other hits. After the song was recorded, they were dissatisfied with the way the bass and drums and percussion sounded, so these parts were re-recorded at Hitsville by the Funk Brothers (a studio band who worked for Motown). Edward Holland, Jr. wrote the lyrics to this song. Of all the Supremes' hits, this song is his favorite.

Music video


Love Is Here,
And, oh my darling, Now You're Gone,
Love Is Here,
And, oh my darling, Now You're Gone,
You persuaded me to love you,
And I did,
But instead of tenderness I found heartache instead,
Into your arms I fell,
So unaware of the loneliness that was waiting there.
Spoken: You closed the door of your heart and turned the key,
locked your love away from me.

Love Is Here,
And, oh my darling, Now You're Gone,
You made me love you,
And oh my darling, Now You're Gone,
You said loving you would make life beautiful
with each passing day,
But as soon as love came into my heart,
you turned and you walked just one way.
Spoken: You stripped me of my dreams,
you gave me faith, then took my hope, look at me now.

Look at me
See what loving you has done to me
Look at my face
See how crying has left its trace
After you made me all your own
And you left me all alone
You made your words sound so sweet
Knowing that your love I couldn't keep.
Spoken: My heart cries out for your touch
But you're not there

Cover versions

Michael Jackson later covered "Love Is Here, and Now You're Gone" for his solo debut album, Got to Be There.

Tami Lynn covered a version of this song with the title "Love Here and Now You're Gone" in her debut album, Love Is Here and Now You're Gone in 1972.

Phil Collins included this song on his 2010 album of soul covers, Going Back.

Weekly charts

Chart (2016) Peak
January 28, 1967 47
February 4, 1967 27
February 11, 1967 9
February 18, 1967 6
February 25, 1967 2
March 4, 1967 2
March 11, 1967 1
March 18, 1967 4
March 25, 1967 9
April 1, 1967 20
April 8, 1967 29
Preceded by
"Ruby Tuesday" by The Rolling Stones
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
March 11, 1967 (one week)
Succeeded by
"Penny Lane" by The Beatles
Preceded by
"Are You Lonely For Me" by Freddie Scott
Billboard Hot R&B Singles number-one single
March 11, 1967 – March 18, 1967 (two weeks)
Succeeded by
"I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" by Aretha Franklin