About the song

If you love Motown music, you probably know the catchy tune “It’s the Same Old Song” by The Four Tops. But do you know the story behind this classic hit? In this blog post, we’ll explore the history of this song and how it was written and recorded in a hurry.

“It’s the Same Old Song” was released in 1965 as the second single from The Four Tops’ second album . It was written and produced by Motown’s main production team **Holland–Dozier–Holland**, who also wrote their previous number one song “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” . The song is today one of The Tops’ signatures, and was reportedly created—from initial concept to commercial release—in **24 hours** .