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Four Tops

The Four Tops are an American vocal quartet who formed in 1953.

After reaching number one with “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” in June 1965, the Four Tops had series of successful hit singles. Among the first of these hits were the Top 10 “It’s the Same Old Song“, “Something About You“, “Shake Me, Wake Me (When It’s Over)“, and “Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever“. August 1966 saw the release of the Four Tops’ all-time biggest hit and one of the most popular Motown songs ever. “Reach Out I’ll Be There” reached Number One on the U.S. pop and R&B charts and UK chart and soon became their signature song.

 

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The Four Tops are an American vocal quartet who formed in 1953. The line up of lead singer Levi Stubbs,  Abdul “Duke” Fakir, Renaldo “Obie” Benson and Lawrence Payton remained together for over four decades.

After reaching number one with “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” in June 1965, the Four Tops had series of successful hit singles. Among the first of these hits were the Top 10 “It’s the Same Old Song“, “Something About You“, “Shake Me, Wake Me (When It’s Over)“, and “Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever“. August 1966 saw the release of the Four Tops’ all-time biggest hit and one of the most popular Motown songs ever. “Reach Out I’ll Be There” reached Number One on the U.S. pop and R&B charts and UK chart and soon became their signature song.

The Four Tops have won many awards during their career, including :

  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Vocal Group Hall of Fame
  • Hollywood Walk Of Fame
  • Grammy Hall Of Fame
  • Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award
  • Billboard Magazine Top 100 Artists of All Time
  • R&B Music Hall of Fame Induction
  • 100 Greatest Artists of All Time

Although Abdul “Duke” Fakir is the only surviving original member, the group are still going strong. (2014)

Four Tops Backing Tracks – Ain’t No Woman Like The One I Got  …  Baby I Need Your Loving  …  Bernadette  …   I Believe In You And Me  …   I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)  …   If I Were A Carpenter  …   Indestructible  …   It’s The Same Old Song  …  Keeper Of The Castle  …   Loco In Acapulco  …  Reach Out  …  Shake Me Wake Me  …   Something About You  …  Standing In The Shadow Of Love  …  Still Water  …  Walk Away Renee  …  When She Was My Girl  …    7 Rooms Of Gloom  …