Nothing But Heartaches

Album: More Hits by The Supremes (1965)
Charted: 11
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  • Nothing but heartaches, oo, nothing but heartaches
    He brings nothing but heartaches
    Oo, I can't break away from his arms
    I can't break away from his charms
    I can't break away from his kiss, 'cause his kiss I surely miss
    All my life I needed someone to need me, so I do my very best to please him
    But the more and more I care, the more of him other girls share
    When I need a hand to hold, that's the time he leaves me all alone

    Just keeps me, keeps me cryin' myself to sleep
    Nothing but heartaches oo, nothing but heartaches
    But I can't break away, oh, no, keep a loving him more each day
    Oo, I can't break away from his arms
    I can't break away from his charms
    I can't break away from his kiss, 'cause his kiss I'll surely miss

    To him I'm loyal, to him I'm true
    Why can't he be the same way too?
    But the more my love has grown, the less love he has shown
    He makes promises he doesn't keep
    Sometimes I don't see him all week

    Just keeps me, keeps me cryin' myself to sleep
    Nothing but heartaches oo, nothing but heartaches
    But I can't break away, oh, no, keep a loving him more each day
    Oo, I can't break away from his arms
    I can't break away from his charms
    I can't break away from his kiss, 'cause his kiss I'll surely miss

    Nothing but heartaches, oo, oo, oo, nothin' but heartaches
    No, I can't break away
    Oh, no Writer/s: Brian Holland, Edward, Jr. Holland, Lamont Herbert Dozier
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 4

  • Rotunda from Tulsa, OkI bought this single when it was released in '65 and I still love it. Back then, I am sure I never felt it was monotonous theme-wise. All I cared about was that if it had a good beat to dance to, if it had "The Motown Sound," and if the lyrics were sensible (not silly). For those of you who remember, the mid-Sixties had some pretty bizarre-sounding songs, like "Snoopy & The Red Baron," "JuJu Hand," & "Judy In Disguise." But "Nothing But Heartaches" apparently sold well enough to reach #11, according to Billboard. Back then, I hardly ever paid much attention to the Billboard record charts. For me it was Song Hits or CashBox magazines' polls. I still love this song.
  • John from Nashville, TnThis song was an illogical followup to the Supremes' previous five #1 hits. After Diana wonders "where did our love go?", she pleads with her lover to "Don't throw our love away" (Baby Love). The lover leaves Diana who begs him to "Come See About Me" before discovering her lover is a two-timer in "Stop In The Name Of Love". After Diana sings that the lover is "Back In My Arms Again", he then brings her "Nothing But Heartaches". It seems like after he's back in her arms again, Diana should immediately be singing "I Hear A Symphony" to celebrate her reignited romantic relationship.
  • Kristin from Bessemer, AlAfter the Supremes' winning streak of five consecutive number ones in the row, their next follow-up was supposed to be a tune called "Mother Dear", but "Nothing But Heartaches" got the deciding vote from Motown's Quality Control - "Mother Dear" is on their album "More Hits By The Supremes"-
  • Jim from Dearborn Heights , MiThis is one of my favorite songs The Supremes did yes it broke their string of number ones i really do feel it did have it in it to go to to number one why who knows also theyreleased a lot of unreleased songs that i love too like It's All Your Fault Dr. Goldfoot and The Bikini Machine which was a movie in 1966 with Vincent Price Fred Clark and Frankie Avalon they are singing the song when the movie starts they were also in Beach Ball they did that song and Surfer Boy and were in a TV episode of Tarzan in 1968 The Supremes then were Diana Cindy and Mary they were dressed as nuns Tarzan was Ron Ely
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