7-Rooms of Gloom
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|"7-Rooms of Gloom"|
|Single by Four Tops|
|from the album Reach Out|
|B-side||"I'll Turn to Stone"|
|Released||May 2, 1967|
|Recorded||Hitsville U.S.A. (Studio A); 1967|
|Four Tops singles chronology|
"7-Rooms of Gloom" is a song recorded by the Motown Records vocal quartet The Four Tops. It was released as a single in 1967 on the Motown label and reached #14 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was a Top 10 R&B Hit, charting at #10. It was also a hit in the UK, their seventh, staying for nine weeks in the UK Singles Charts and reaching #12 and in the Netherlands where it made #23 in the Dutch Top 40.
Described as "throbbing with dread over a racing minor key dominated arrangement" it was written by Holland–Dozier–Holland. The single's B-Side was "I'll Turn to Stone" also written by Holland-Dozier-Holland with R Dean Taylor. That song made a separate chart entry, and peaked at #76 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #50 on the R&B Charts.
- Levi Stubbs – lead vocals
- Abdul "Duke" Fakir – background vocals
- Renaldo "Obie" Benson – background vocals
- Lawrence Payton – background vocals
- Jackie Hicks – background vocals
- Marlene Barrow – background vocals
- Louvain Demps – background vocals
- Funk Brothers – instrumentation
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