Forever Came Today

Album: Reflections (1967)
Charted: 28 28

Songfacts®:

  • This was the Supremes' last hit written by the songwriting team of Holland-Dozier-Holland. Shortly thereafter, they left Motown to start their own record labels - Hot Wax and Invictus. In an ironic twist, Supreme Scherrie Payne's sister, Freda, signed with Invictus in 1969. >>
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    Jerro - New Alexandria, PA, for above 2
  • This was credited to Diana Ross and the Supremes.

Comments: 7

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 24th 1968, Diana Ross and the Supremes performed "Forever Came Today" on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
    At the time the song was at #44 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; four weeks later on April 21st, 1968 it would peak at #28 {for 2 weeks} and spent 9 weeks on the Top 100...
    On March 15th, 1964 their record "Run Run Run" was at #93 and that was also its last day on the Top 100; then the trio's legend began, for their next fifteen releases would all make Billboard's Top 10, and ten of them would reach #1, with "Reflections" just missed being their eleventh #1, for it peak at #2...
    "Forever Came Today" broke the string of Top 10 records, they did have two more #1 records, that gave them a total of twelve*...
    * They rank second among groups with the most #1 records, only the Beatles' twenty #1s are ahead of them.
  • Buddah from New York, NyThis was the first Supremes song since "Where Did Our Love Go" not to make the Top 10. It was probably too sophisticated, but definitely one of H-D-H's best productions.
  • Kristin from Bessemer, AlAfter Florence Ballard left Motown for ABC records, there was a stipulation in her release from Motown that she could NEVER mention the fact that she was ever a member of the Supremes, nor could she be promoted as being an ex-member. Her press bio from ABC only mentioned that she was a member of one of the world's greatest singing trios.
  • Kristin from Bessemer, AlEven though this is the last single that Florence Ballard appears on, after its release, Diana Ross only recorded with in-house vocalists, namely The Andantes, and their singles (beginning with "Reflections") were released as by "Diana Ross and The Supremes".
  • Kristin from Bessemer, AlOn the date this single was released- February 29, 1968 - original Supreme Florence Ballard married ex-Motown chauffeur Tommy Chapman in Hawaii- Flo later signed with ABC Records and released two singles, which were not successful - she was dropped from the label immediately.
  • Danielle from Maplewood, NjThe Jackson 5 covered this 1975. I like their version too.
  • Brian from Sheffield, EnglandA tremendously underrated and underappreciated song, both in 1968 and now. A grand and fitting finale to the brilliant partnership of The Supremes and Holland/Dozier/Holland.
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