You Can't Hurry Love

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Eddie Holland

Eddie Holland (arr. Kanayama)

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General Info

Year:1966 /
Duration: c. 4:20
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Brain Music
Cost: Score and Parts – 5657 yen


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Program Notes

You Can’t Hurry Love is a 1966 song originally recorded by The Supremes on the Motown label. Written and produced by Motown production team Holland—Dozier--Holland, the song topped America’s Billboard pop singles chart, released and peaking late summer/early fall of 1966. Sixteen years later, it would again become a number-one hit when Phil Collins re-recorded the song. It reached number-one on the UK Singles chart for two weeks beginning in January 1983, and reached No. 10 on the U.S. Singles Chart that same month.

- Program Note from Hijiyama (Japan) Girls Junior & Senior High School Wind Orchestra concert program, 11 February 2016

The song, a memory of a mother's words of encouragement ("My mama said 'you can't hurry love/No you just have to wait' ") telling her daughter that with patience she will find that special someone one day, is an example of the strong influence of gospel music present in much of R&B and soul music. You Can't Hurry Love was inspired by and partially based upon (You Can't Hurry God) He's Right on Time ("You can't hurry God/you just have to wait/Trust and give him time/no matter how long it takes"), a 1950s gospel song written by Dorothy Love Coates of The Original Gospel Harmonettes.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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