Love is Like an Itching in My Heart (Supremes)

28 MAY 1966

The Supremes were in the charts for the third time this year with their brassy, upbeat single ‘Love is Like an Itching in my Heart’, reaching a peak US Billboard Hot 100 chart position of #9 on this day. Motown had been sitting on this recording since June 1965.

Not only was this a rare Holland–Dozier–Holland song from them not to top the charts, but - quite astonishingly - it failed to chart at all in the UK, continuing a (soon to end) barren patch for the group in that country. It also only reached #100 in Australia! This is incomprehensible considering the type of rubbish that usually filled up half the top 100 positions in the charts at any given time, even back in 1966.

B-side: 'He's All I Got'
Released: 8 April 1966
Recorded: Hitsville U.S.A. (Studio A); 1965
Highest chart position: #9 (US)
Length: 2:40
Label: Motown M 1094

Love is Like an Itching in my Heart (Supremes)