The Rolling Stones covered this in 1978 for their album Some Girls
. It wasn't the first time they covered a Temptations song: in 1974 they had a hit with "Ain't Too Proud To Beg
," taking it to #17. That song was a good fit for the group's swaggering rock sound, but without the wistful, lovelorn feel, their take on "Just My Imagination" lost some impact.
"It was anything but romantic," the song's writer Norman Whitfield said in More Songwriters On Songwriting
. "But it did pretty good in the dollars and cents category."