Continuing onto part 4 of my youtube favorites countdown, I can proudly announce that if you’re reading this, its your lucky day. If you love hidden gems, long lost songs, and pure Detroit Motown Soul, then this is your Valhalla. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles 1965 #14 hit, My Girl Has Gone. Most new Miracles fans like myself are well versed with, “The Tracks of my Tears,” “Ooh Baby Baby,” and “Shop Around,” but I found one that NEVER gets any modern radio play, or usage in any new medium, and that is this gorgeous ballad. One of the greatest breakup songs ever, featuring more brilliant lyrics from Smokey and the gang that are both utterly depressing and divinely uplifting from one line to the next. Oh my God, the harmonies that shimmer with vintage perfection, the guitar lines that just drip with heart wrenching longing, and the melody that takes you to heights of musical ecstasy. This is just simply one of my favorite songs, and an example of Motown Magnificence.
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Smokey Robinson, Youtube Favs with tags 60s music, Motown, My Girl Has Gone, Ooh Baby Baby, R&B, Rock and Roll, Shop Around, Smokey Robinson, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, soul, The Funk Brothers, the Miracles, The Tracks of my Tears, willie simpson on February 19, 2011 by Willie