The Four Tops – Just Seven Numbers (Can Straighten Out My Life) 1970 #9 R&B, #40 Pop
This wonderful song, composed by Gloria Jones & Pam Sawyer, comes from The Tops’ second LP released in 1970 entitled “Changing Times.” After listening to their “Still Water” product, released earlier in the year, I couldn’t see how the group could come up with anything nearly as great. But they came close.
“Just Seven Numbers” is my favorite from the set and it charted higher than the title cut that was also released as a single — so I must be on to something 🙂
There is no way that I could even begin to tell the long and loyal story of this under-rated group, that put out consistenly great product, with the same childhood friends as members spanning for over forty years and two record labels, so I won’t even try. (I wish the Classic Tempts had kept their egos in check as well as these men did)
There will be details on The Tops to come later — in what I hope to be a long life for this blog. So for now I will leave you with the music of one of the greatest group of singers this planet has ever know.