Some Things You Never Get Used To

Album: Love Child (1968)
Charted: 34 30
  • Written by the husband-and-wife songwriting team of Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson, this song is a tale of a woman who finds it very difficult to make changes and readjustments in her life now that her boyfriend has left her.
  • This song was the Supremes' weakest chart peak since 1963. When this song failed to even make the Top 20, Motown president Berry Gordy sought help from a group of songwriters at Motown that he named "the Clan" (which included Gordy as well) and they became the writers of the Supremes' next hit "Love Child," which brought back to the #1 spot. >>
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    Jerro - New Alexandria, PA, for above 2

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  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 10th 1968, Diana Ross & the Supremes and Stevie Wonder were co-headliners at a concert at the San Diego Arena in San Diego, California...
    At the time the Supremes' "Some Things You Never Get Used To" was in its second of three weeks at #30 Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart and that was also its peak position on the chart and it stayed for 7 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #43 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    As stated above the song was composed by Ashford & Simpson, and they also sang back-up to Diana Ross on the song instead of The Supremes.
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