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This is another great album I have, which I hadn’t listened to in a very long time. The sounds of Temprees, are comparable to “The Blue Magic.”  My most favorite song from this Temprees album is called “Dedicated To The One I Love,” which was released in 1972. I feel that performed this song beauitifully, however it only peaked at #93, and stayed on the charts for only two weeks. What a shame. However, what I find really interesting to note was that, “The 5 Royales” first recorded “Dedicated To The One I love,”  in 1958, and only peaked at #81. Then the song was recorded by “The the Shirelles,” and their version of “Dedicated To The One I Love,” peaked at #83 in 1959. Then The Shirelles changed the song entirely and re-released the song in 1961, and “Dedicated To The One I love” risen to number #3, and stayed on the pop charts for 20 weeks. Finally, “The Mamas & The Papas” released their version of “Dedicated To The One I love” in 1967, and the song peaked at #2, and stayed on the charts for 10 weeks. Why did I find this interesting? All of these versions were released closely to each other in only about a 11 year span, and people had totally different reactions to different versions of the same song. It was almost as if they’re saying, “which one of use will have the biggest hit?” Personally, I love them all equally.

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