My World is Empty Without You (The Supremes)

19 FEBRUARY 1966


The Supremes’ single ‘My World is Empty Without You’ peaked at #5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Written by the legendary team of Holland-Dozier-Holland, this was one of the few songs they wrote for the Supremes that failed to reach #1. In fact, it seems that this didn't even chart in the UK. That seems almost impossible for a group of their stature, but that's what the records tell us.

Backing them up in the studio were the also-legendary Funk Brothers, the Motown session musicians who played on so many of the label's classics. Despite the driving beat here, the music here seems slightly baroque and somehow sadder than had been usual with the Supremes' earlier work.

B-side: 'Everything Is Good About You'
Recorded: Hitsville U.S.A. (Studio A); 1965
Released: 29 December 1965
Highest chart position: #5 (US)
Length: 2:33 (original release), 3:26 (remastered)
Label: Motown M 1089

My World is Empty Without You (Supremes)

'My world is empty without you, baby
My world is empty without you, baby

And as I go my way alone
I find it hard for me to carry on
I need your strenght
I need your tender touch
I need the love, my dear
I miss so much

My world is empty without you, baby
My world is empty without you, baby

From this old world
I try to hide my face
From this loneliness
There's no hiding place
Inside this cold and empty house I dwell
In darkness with memories
I know so well

I need love know
More then before
I can hardly 
Carry on anymore

My world is empty without you, babe
Without you, babe
(My world is empty) without you, babe

My mind and soul 
Have felt like this
Since love between us
No more exist
And each time that darkness falls
It finds me alone
With these four walls

My world is empty without you, babe
Without you, babe
(My world is empty) without you, babe

Without you, babe
Without you, babe'

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