Happy Humpday Everyone! As some of you may know, it is Soul Music Wednesday! I truly believe soul music provides a spiritual experience for both the listener and vocalist alike. On Wednesdays, I like to share a featured love song and give my feedback on the record. Some of the songs will be old classics and others will be new favorites.
The song featured today is ‘Ain’t Too Proud to Beg’ by The Temptations. The song was written and produced by Norman Whitfield with an additional writing from Edward Holland Jr.. The song was released in May of 1966. Here is a link to the song below…
‘Ain’t Too Proud to Beg’ was a certified hit single released under Motown Records. The song reached number thirteen on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number one on the Billboard R&B chart for eight weeks straight. The group contributes the song’s great success to the production as it was “leaner and harder” than the smooth production previously released. The soulful harmony of the Temptations is truly a pleasure to listen to. Although they are a group, each individual possess a pleasant and powerful voice that makes for a wonderful musical experience.
‘Ain’t Too Proud to Beg’ is a song about true humility. Sometimes a person has to pull out all of the stops to win back the heart of someone they love or admire. In the record, the group is pleading for a woman not to leave. They are willing to beg if it will make a difference. When you have wronged someone and wish to earn their forgiveness, you have to humble yourself to the fullest extent. While some may see begging as pathetic or humiliating, sometimes it is necessary to win back your love.