1973 Stylistics – You’ll Never Get To Heaven

1973 Stylistics – You’ll Never Get To Heaven 

After she began recording demos for Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick finally had her own hit single with Don’t Make Me Over in 1962. In late 1963 and early 1964, she landed two top ten singles on the Hot 100 with a pair of songs that also reached #6 and #1 on the R&B chart.

Her next single must have been a disapointment. You’ll Never Get To Heaven was  again written by Burt and Hal David, but it stalled at only #34 on the Hot 100 in 1964.

Her career did bounce back within a few years, but the song failed to chart again for nearly a decade.

History almost exactly repeated itself with the Stylistics. In late 1973 and early 1974, the group had two top ten singles on the Hot 100 with I’m Stone in Love with You and Break Up to Make Up and then followed those hits with their version of You’ll Never Get To Heaven

Their single did better than Dionne’s, reaching #23 on the Hot 100 and #8 on the R&B chart. It even reached #4 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

Unfortunately, after two more hits in 1973 and 1974, the group stopped working with producer/songwriter Thom Bell. The group had one last hit their new producers that peaked at #18, but never again found their way back to the top forty on the US Hot 100. They found some renewed success in Europe and the UK with their new material, but that also faded within a few years.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stylistics
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stylistics_discography
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You%27ll_Never_Get_to_Heaven_(If_You_Break_My_Heart)

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