31 DECEMBER 1966
The Miracles’ single ‘(Come ‘Round Here) I’m the One You Need’ entered the UK charts during this month in 1966. It went on to peak at #37 there, and had been to #17 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and #4 on the R&B charts. It did better in the UK when it was re-released in 1971, hitting #13 on that occasion.
The feel and driving beat of this splendid song is strongly reminiscent of 1967's ‘Tears of a Clown’ (which became a massive #1 hit for them three years later).
This was the last single they released under the name 'the Miracles', and in 1967 Smokey Robinson started to get top billing on their name on the record covers.
B-side: 'Save Me'
Recorded: Hitsville U.S.A. (Studio A), 13 September 1966
Released: 19 October 1966
Highest chart position: #37 (UK), #17 (US)
Label: Tamla T 54140