"Bernadette" was written by Motown’s main songwriting and production team, Lamont Dozier and brothers Eddie and Brian Holland, better known as Holland-Dozier-Holland. It was recorded by The Four Tops in 1967 and reached #4 on the Hot 100 and #3 on the R&B chart, their last Top 10 song in the ’60’s, as well as peaking at #8 in the UK. The song is notable for having a false ending, where the instruments stop and the backup singers (Abdul "Duke" Fakir, Renaldo "Obie" Benson, Lawrence Payton, and The Andantes: Jackie Hicks, Marlene Barrow, and Louvain Demps) hold a chord before going silent, then lead singer Levi Stubbs shouts "Bernadette!" and the music starts again. Wikipedia informs us that the critic Maury Dean said that false ending might have been the reason the record sold so well.