The song, “You Keep Me Hanging On”, was originally recorded by The Supremes in 1966
Brian Holland (b.1941), Lamont Dozier (1941-2022) and Eddie Holland (b.1939) wrote and produced the song “You Keep Me Hanging On” for American female trio The Supremes. It was released in October 1966 and went on to top the US singles chart, the group’s eighth number one there, while reaching No.8 in the UK.
The song was covered exactly twenty years later by British pop singer Kim Wilde for her album “Another Step”. She matched The Supremes by topping the US singles chart and taking the song much further in her home country, where it peaked at No.2 in October 1986, as well as being a top ten smash hit in a dozen more countries.
But which one is the best? THE SUPREMES’ original or KIM WILDE’s cover?