THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
97-Frank Wilson-Do I Love You(Indeed I Do.)
1965-Has never charted in the UK.
Best Bit-At 0.15.The song became popular after repeated plays at the Wigan Casino allnighters,therefore it is fitting it was also the last song ever played there before the venue closed in 1981.
Approximately 250 demo 7 inch singles were pressed ahead of the songs scheduled release,but at the last minute Motown owner Berry Gordy and the songs writer and vocalist Frank Wilson mutually agreed to pull the song and destroy all the demo copy’s.It is known that at least two survived,one of which changed hands in 2009 for £25,742 a world record for a Soul song.Berry Gordy felt that Wilson was two important to him as a songwriter and therefore wouldn’t achieve the same level if becoming a Pop star,Wilson agreed,saying he had no desire to be a performer.
Frank Wilson(December 5,1940-September 27,2012) was one of Motown’s most influential songwriters and producers,working alongside many of the labels top stars,his very best known songs with which he had input in include the Supremes hits ‘I’m Gonna Make You Love Me,’Stoned Love,”Love Child,’ and I’m Living In Shame.(see also best songs 411)’ he also co-wrote and produced Eddie Kendricks 1973 Billboard Number 1,’Keep On Truckin”(see also best songs 491.)
In many lists of the best Northern Soul songs and with fans of the genre this song is generally regarded as the Number 1.
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On this countdown this song is the highest placed Northern Soul song.