Girl You Need A Change Of Mind by Eddie Kendricks
“Girl You Need a Change of Mind” is a song by American singer Eddie Kendricks, released in 1972. The song was written by Kendricks and producer Leonard Caston Jr.
“Girl You Need a Change of Mind” is a classic example of the soul and funk sound of the early 1970s, with its catchy rhythm, lively horns, and Kendricks’ smooth, expressive vocals. The song features a memorable hook, with Kendricks urging the listener to “change your mind, change your mind.”
Lyrically, the song is about a man trying to convince a woman to break free from a relationship that’s no longer working and start fresh with him. Kendricks’ soulful delivery gives the lyrics a sense of urgency and sincerity.
“Girl You Need a Change of Mind” was a hit for Kendricks, reaching number 13 on the US Billboard R&B chart and number 87 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song has since become a classic of 1970s soul and funk, and has been covered by several other artists over the years.
Eddie Kendricks was a member of the legendary Motown group The Temptations before embarking on a successful solo career. He had several other hits during the 1970s, including “Boogie Down,” “Keep On Truckin’,” and “He’s a Friend.” Kendricks passed away in 1992, but his music continues to be celebrated and influential today.
Eddie Kendricks was an American singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist for the legendary Motown group The Temptations. He was born on December 17, 1939, in Union Springs, Alabama, and grew up in Birmingham.
Kendricks started his career singing doo-wop and R&B music with a group called The Primes, which eventually evolved into The Temptations in 1961. He was known for his distinctive falsetto voice and charismatic stage presence, and helped to establish The Temptations as one of the most successful and influential soul groups of all time.
During his time with The Temptations, Kendricks sang lead on several of the group’s biggest hits, including “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” “Get Ready,” and “Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me).” He also co-wrote several of the group’s songs, including “Get Ready” and “Just My Imagination.”
Kendricks left The Temptations in 1971 to pursue a solo career. He had several hits as a solo artist during the 1970s, including “Keep On Truckin’,” “Boogie Down,” and “Shoeshine Boy.” He continued to record and perform music throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Temptations in 1989.
Kendricks passed away on October 5, 1992, from lung cancer. He left behind a legacy as one of the most influential and beloved voices in soul music, and his music continues to be celebrated and appreciated by fans around the world.