Buttered Popcorn

Album: Meet The Supremes (1961)

Songfacts®:

  • The second Supremes single, Motown head Berry Gordy wrote this with Barney Ales, a white man who was a key figure in the marketing and distribution of Motown records. The song is about a guy who likes buttered popcorn over all else, which makes the singer feel a bit inadequate.
  • This song featured a four-girl Supreme lineup: Diane Ross, Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson, and Barbara Martin. Barbara contributed to many of the songs on their first album, but left before they hit it big. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Isaac - Indio, CA
  • Unlike the majority of their songs, which had Diana Ross singing lead, this song features Florence Ballard on lead vocals. Like the first Supremes single, "I Want A Guy," it failed to chart. It was the last single Ballard sang lead on. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Jerro - New Alexandria, PA

Comments: 1

  • Kristin from Bessemer, AlThis song was first released on the Tamla label, before the Supremes found their home base at Motown.
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