This single and " Up the Ladder to the Roof " Stoned Love - The Supremes - Stoned Love the only top-ten Supremes singles to feature Jean Terrell on lead vocals instead of Diana Rosswho left the group in January to pursue a solo career. In the UK, it was the post-Ross Supremes' biggest hit, reaching number 3 in the singles chart.
The single spent six weeks in the UK top ten and five weeks in the US top ten. Writer Kenny Thomas chose the term "stone love" to define the concept of an unchanging bond between one another. Thomas was a Detroit teenager who had entered some of his songs into a local radio talent show, which record producer Frank Wilson happened to tune into.
Wilson arranged a meeting with the young musician at Thomas' house, where he proceeded to play a number of songs on a guitar that only had two strings. One of the songs he played was an unfinished version of "Stoned Love. After a few lines of the song were revised by the producer, "Stoned Love" was recorded during the spring of The song was originally written and recorded as "Stone Love", but during the process of mixing and releasing, it was mislabeled as "Stoned Love".
Many people saw the song as a coded reference to drug use, and many radio station owners were at first apprehensive to play the record. Motown founder Berry Gordy was also said to have hated the song, and label executive Barney Ales had to arrange for the RKO radio stations to agree to play "Stoned Love" before releasing the single.
Fearing that the song was indeed a reference to drug use, CBS Spirituals - THEY a live performance of the song from a November episode of The Merv Griffin Show.
The song also appears in the film Forrest Gump starring Tom Hanks. In neo soul singer Angie Stone covered the tune as the intro to her Stone Love album.
Manchester band The Stone Roses used the song as their intro track before taking to the stage for each night of their hugely successful reunion tour. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Record Research. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 January Com Mondschein-Reggae - Henry Arland - Willkommen Im Zauberland Der Klarinette Rate Your Music.
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