The Motown songwriters Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong wrote this song and recorded it with both The Temptations and The Undisputed Truth. The song first appeared on The Temptations album Sky's The Limit
in April 1971. This version runs 12:43, taking up about half of Side 1 of the album. The Undisputed Truth released their version, clocking in at a tidy 3:20, a few months later on their debut album. The Temps wanted to use an edited version as the follow-up to their #1 "Just My Imagination
," but Whitfield issued The Undisputed Truth's recording as a single, which climbed to #3 US in September.