Stop! In the Name of Love

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"Stop! In the Name of Love" is a 1965 song recorded by the Supremes for the Motown label.

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"Stop! In the Name of Love"
Artwork for US vinyl single
Single by the Supremes
from the album More Hits by the Supremes
B-side"I'm in Love Again"
ReleasedFebruary 8, 1965
RecordedJanuary 5, 7, 11, 1965
StudioHitsville U.S.A. (Studio A)
GenrePop, R&B, soul
The Supremes singles chronology
"Come See About Me"
"Stop! In the Name of Love"
"Back in My Arms Again"
More Hits by The Supremes track listing
12 tracks
Side one
  1. "Ask Any Girl"
  2. "Nothing but Heartaches"
  3. "Mother Dear"
  4. "Stop! In the Name of Love"
  5. "Honey Boy"
  6. "Back in My Arms Again"
Side two
  1. "Whisper You Love Me Boy"
  2. "The Only Time I'm Happy"
  3. "He Holds His Own"
  4. "Who Could Ever Doubt My Love"
  5. "(I'm So Glad) Heartaches Don't Last Always"
  6. "I'm In Love Again"
Lyric video
"Stop! In the Name of Love" by the Supremes on YouTube

Written and produced by Motown's main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland, "Stop! In the Name of Love" held the number 1 position on the Billboard pop singles chart in the United States from March 27, 1965, through April 3, 1965,[1][2] and reached the number 2 position on the soul chart.

Billboard named the song number 38 on their list of 100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time.[3] The BBC ranked "Stop! In the Name of Love" at number 56 on The Top 100 Digital Motown Chart, which ranks Motown releases by their all time UK downloads and streams.[4]

In 2021, it was listed at No. 254 on Rolling Stone's "Top 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".[5]