7-Rooms of Gloom

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"7-Rooms of Gloom"
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Single by Four Tops
from the album Reach Out
B-side "I'll Turn to Stone"
Released May 2, 1967
Format 7" single
Recorded Hitsville U.S.A. (Studio A); 1967
Genre Soul, pop
Length 2:46
Label Motown
Writer(s) Holland–Dozier–Holland
Producer(s) Brian Holland
Lamont Dozier
Four Tops singles chronology
"Bernadette"
(1967)
"7-Rooms of Gloom"
(1967)
"You Keep Running Away"
(1967)

"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,[1] 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[2] and in the Netherlands where it made #23 in the Dutch Top 40.[3]

Described as "throbbing with dread over a racing minor key dominated arrangement"[4] it was written by Holland–Dozier–Holland. The single's B-Side was "I'll Turn to Stone"[5] also written by Holland-Dozier-Holland with R Dean Taylor.[6] That song made a separate chart entry, and peaked at #76 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #50 on the R&B Charts.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Four Tops – Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Official Charts – Four Tops". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Four Tops – 7 Rooms Of Gloom". www.top40.nl. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Dahl, Bill. Motown The Golden Years. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Four Tops – 7-Rooms Of Gloom / I'll Turn To Stone". Discogs. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "I'll Turn to Stone". Allmusic. Retrieved 14 July 2013.