There's A Ghost In My House

Album: The Motown Story (1967)
Charted: 3

Songfacts®:

  • In spite of its title, there is nothing supernatural about this song. Co-written with Brian Holland, Eddie Holland and Lamont Dozier, this uptempo track about a love that is no more flopped in the US but was a big hit in the UK. In R. Dean Taylor: raising a ghost, an article/interview published in the July 6, 1974 issue of Melody Maker, Taylor said it was originally recorded on Tamla Motown several years previously, but the label never did anything to promote it. They weren't really interested in him as an artist because they had a name for being a black label. He added: "I hope it will eventually be strong for white artists too, but I can't wait for that. I can't hang around. I could be 68 years old." He was "staggered but delighted" when "Ghost" started leaping up the British charts having been adopted by the Northern Soul and disco circuit.

    Although recorded early on in his career, it remains one of the white Canadian's two biggest hits. The original B Side was "Let's Go Somewhere". >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England
  • In 1987 longstanding Manchester alternative rock band The Fall covered this to record their first UK Top 40 hit (#30).

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