About the song
If you love Motown music, you probably know the song “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)” by the Four Tops. This catchy tune was released in 1965 and became a huge hit, reaching number one on both the pop and R&B charts in the US. It was written and produced by the legendary team of Holland-Dozier-Holland, who also wrote many other classics for Motown artists. The song showcases the vocal talents of lead singer Levi Stubbs, who delivers an emotional performance of a man who can’t resist his lover, even though he knows she’s bad for him. The song also features the harmonies of the other three members of the group, Abdul “Duke” Fakir, Renaldo “Obie” Benson and Lawrence Payton, who had been singing together since 1953. The song has been covered by many artists over the years, including Donnie Elbert, Bonnie Pointer, Dolly Parton and Rod Stewart. It is one of the most recognizable and beloved songs of the Motown era.