Song of the Day: The Supremes, “Stoned Love”

Diana Ross officially left The Supremes in January 1970, introducing her replacement, Jean Terrell, at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas. Berry Gordy wanted to immediate replace her with Syreeta Wright, but Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong objected, leading Gordy to "wash his hands" of the group. "Stoned Love" was from the Terrell-led Supremes’ second album, 1970’s New Ways but Love Stays. Written by Kenny Thomas and Frank Wilson, it was the group’s last Top Ten hit on the Hot 100, reaching #7, while reaching #1 on the R&B chart, #9 in Canada, and #3 in the UK.

7 thoughts on “Song of the Day: The Supremes, “Stoned Love”

    1. He never cut them loose, just didn’t promote them like he used to. They finally broke up. I know Mary Wilson kept singing, not sure about the others.

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  1. I really like this song. I can’t blame them in a way…Mary can sing great…probably better range than Ross but Ross is who the public was accustomed to .

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      1. Yea…I hate when someone gets bumped when the others have talent…but it worked out for them as a whole…still doesn’t mean I have to like it.

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