The ebullient song was composed by the Motown writing team known as The Corporation, with Alphonso Mizell, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards and Berry Gordy himself.
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's hit inspires our Motown duets playlist.
'Your Precious Love' was written, just like the pair's ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,' by the rising team of Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson.
Perhaps it was the unfamiliar rawness of 'You' that prevented it from going higher than No. 34 in the pop market, but it climbed to No. 7 on the soul side.
On the final Hot 100 of the 1960s, the trio scored the last of their 12 pop No. 1s in less than five and a half years with 'Someday We'll Be Together.'
Caroline International and SoulMusic.com Records are delving deep into soul history with reissues by Stephanie Mills, Tavares, Valerie Simpson and Tavares.
In the week the May 17, 1969, the popularity of his recent ’25 Miles’ hit helped take Nashville-born Edwin Starr onto the US album chart for the first time.