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Holland Dozier and Holland

They were known as HDH in Detroit. They were brothers Eddie and Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier. From 1962 until 1968 they laid down the “Sound of Young America” – or the  quintessential “Motown Sound”.  From Brian Holland’s debut with Motown outing with “Please Mr. Postman” by the Marvelettes in 1962 (#1) to their last “Forever Came Today” by the Supremes in 1968 – and far beyond with their work at the Hot Wax and Invictus record labels – they leave an enduring legacy to be enjoyed for all time.

The Holland Dozier & Holland Hit Tally:

  • 180 songs entering the Hot 100 (or “Bubbling Under”)
  • 97 songs entering other charts (R&B – Country – Adult Contemporary or the U.K.)
  • 277 total chart songs
  • 61 songs entered Billboard Top 20
  • 44 songs entered Billboard Top 10
  • 15 songs achieved Billboard’s #1 position

Holland-Dozier-Holland on Their Own

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Brothers Brian and Eddie Holland along with Lamont Dozier, Motown song writers extraordinaire, enjoyed an magical run of success on the national (and world) charts from the time of the first tasted of Motown success, “Please Mr. Postman” by the Marvelettes,  co-written by Brian Holland in 1962, continuing on to the trio’s final Motown charting single in 1968 “Forever Came Today” by a revamped group of Supremes, HDH would place would exemplify the “Sound of America”.  During that run they penned a staggering 25 number 1 hits and placed over 200 songs on the national charts.

Generally, Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier composed the music while Eddie Holland wrote the lyrics and provided arrangements.

For nearly all musicians and composers who find the magic formula of a hit record, the window doesn’t remain open for long.  And so it would have been understandable that when the talented trio elected to cut ties with Berry Gordy, Jr., and company, they could just sit back, take in the royalties, and reflect on the ‘good times’.

Artists’ disputes with Berry Gordy, Jr., were not uncommon and it is a wonder that a dispute didn’t surface sooner between the Motown mogul and the trio.  But trouble did finally surface in 1967 – a dispute over royalties and a better share of the profits.  The three took an indirect approach – simply ‘slowing down’ their composer’s pens.  The tactic failed to persuade Berry, and so Holland- Dozier and Holland simply moved on.

Selected H-D-H Discography – Beyond and Before the Motown Days

Presented below is a discography of some pre-Motown releases performed or composed or both by HDH – either in collaboration or solo – some charting singles by musicians outside the Motown stable, and then the post Motown run when the three formed the Invictus and Hot Wax record labels, generally working as song writers and producers and occasionally stepping up to the microphone.

In the earlier years of their new endeavor, HDH would assume the pseudonym of “Edythe Wayne” or “E. Wayne” or “Wayne” due to being blocked from using their own last names by Motown.  Their legal feud would continue for years – all the way into 1977 before finally coming to an end.  Sadly, there would arise a dispute among the trio when Invictus Records issued a lawsuit against Lamont Dozier who had broken away to enter into a recording solo career.

In Lamont’s absence, his place on the writing team was taken by writer Harold Beatty.  Rather strangely, during the Motown/HDH dispute run in the 1970’s, the three often still contributed their production talents to various Motown artists’ recordings including Michael Jackson and Diana Ross.

You would suppose that a move such as departing the Motown machine – would lead to – if not a significant decline in success – then an outright bottoming out from the glory years.  But Holland-Dozier-Holland would continue to make their mark.  Al through the years following the Motown departure – artists would continue to record their classics and take them to lofty positions on the charts.  And the team would find their niche with their Invictus and Hot Wax endeavors, placing a couple dozen tracks on the charts – especially the R&B charts.

But in the end – Lamont, Eddie and Brian would make amends – and they would look back on their warfare with Berry Gordy, Jr., as “just business”.

“It Was Just Business – H-D-H back with Berry

Mercury 71290 – Eddie Holland – Little Miss Ruby/You (You You You You) – April, 1958

Kudo 5667 – Briant Holland with the Band – (Where’s the Joy?) In Nature Boy/Shock – September, 1958

(This is Eddie Holland)

United Artists 172 – Eddie Holland – Merry-Go-Round/It Moves Me – May, 1959

(Marv Johnson would place Merry-Go-Round on the charts in 1961)

United Artists 191 – Eddie Holland – Because I Love Her/Everybody’s Going – October, 1959

United Artists 207 – Eddie Holland – Magic Mirror/Will You Love Me – January, 1960

Anna 1125 – Lamont Anthony – Let’s Talk It Over/Popeye – December, 1960

(Label was started up by Anna Gordy and Billy Davis in 1958)

Anna 1125 – Lamont Anthony – Let’s Talk It Over/Benny The Skinny Man – January, 1961

United Artists 280 – The Last Laugh/Why Do You Want To Let Me Go – March, 1961

Check-Mate 1001 – La Mont Anthony with the Voice Masters – Just To Be Loved/I Didn’t Know (What A Good Thing I Had) – August, 1961

(Check Mate was a subsidiary of Chess Records)

Wand 167 – Nella Dodds – Come See About Me – Charted Number 74 Hot 100 (Composers HDH) – November, 1964

Decca 31827 – Len Barry – 1-2-3 – Charted Number 2 Hot 100 – Number 11 R&B – (Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier uncredited co-composers) – July, 1965

(The credits came about when Motown sued the writers of 1-2-3 for allegedly copying a Supremes’ “B” side song titled “Ask Any Girl”.  At first the claim was denied but eventually they agreed to royalties of 15%)

Imperial 66227 – Johnny Rivers – Baby I Need Your Lovin’ (Charted Number 3 Hot 100 – (Composers HDH) – January, 1967

New Voice 822 – Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels – Too Many Fish in the Sea – Charted Number 24 Hot 100 – Composers HDH – April, 1967

A&M 860 – Herb Alpert – The Happening – Charted Number 32 Hot 100 – (Composers HDH) – June, 1967

Atco 6495 – Vanilla Fudge – You Keep Me Hanging On – Charted Number 6 Hot 100 – (Composers HDH) – June, 1967

Capitol 5976 – The Magnificent Men – Sweet Soul Melody (with Ain’t Too Proud to Beg and I Can’t Help Myself) – Charted Number 90 Hot 100 (Composers Holland and Dozier) – August, 1967

New Voice 828 – Mitch Ryder – Come See About Me – Charted Number 113 Bubbling Under – Composers HDH – December, 1967

AGP 107 – Merrilee Rush – Reach Out – Charted Number 79 Hot 100 (Composers HDH) – November, 1968

RCA Victor 9714 – Jose Feliciano – My World Is Empty Without You – Charted Number 87 Hot 100 – (Composers HDH) – January, 1969

Hot Wax 6901 – The Honey Cone – While You’re Out Looking For Sugar? – Charted Number 26 R&B – Number 62 Hot 100 b/w The Feeling’s Gone (Composers Brian Holland and Dozier as “E. Wayne”) – May, 1969

Hot Wax 6902 – The Flaming Ember – Mind, Body and Soul – Charted Number 26 Hot 100 (Dozier and Holland composing as “E. Wayne” – August, 1969

Invictus 9071 – The Glass House – Crumbs Off the Table – Charted Number 7 R&B – Number 59 Hot 100 – (Dozier and Holland composing as “E. Wayne”) – August, 1969

Silver Fox 11 – Big Al Downing – Medley of Soul (Composers Holland Dozier and Holland) – September, 1969

Hot Wax 6903 – The Honey Cone – Girls It Ain’t Easy – Charted Number 8 R&B – Number 68 Hot 100 (Dozier and Holland composing as “E. Wayne”) b/w The Feelings Gone – September, 1969

Atlantic 2662 – Wilson Pickett – You Keep Me Hanging On – Charted Number 16 R&B – Number 92 Hot 100 – (Composers HDH) – November, 1969

Invictus 9073 – Freda Payne – The Unhooked Generation – Charted Number 43 R&B –  (Dozier and Holland composing as “E. Wayne”) – b/w The Easiest Way To Fall – November, 1969

Hot Wax 6904 – Too Many Cooks –  Charted Number 24 R&B – Number 94 Hot 100 – (Dozier and Holland composing as “E. Wayne”) – November, 1969

Invictus 9074 – Give Me Just A Little More Time – Charted Number 3 R&B – Number 8 Hot 100 –  (Dozier and Holland composing as “E. Wayne”) – b/w Since The Days of Pigtails (and Fairy Tales) – December, 1969

Hot Wax 6907 – Shades of Green – Charted Number 88 Hot 100 –  (Dozier and Holland composing as “E. Wayne”) – December, 1969

Invictus 9075 – Freda Payne – Band Of Gold – Charted Number 3 Hot 100 – Number 30 R&B – Number 1 UK – b/w The Easiest Way To Fall –  (Dozier and Holland composing as “E. Wayne”) – February, 1970

Hot Wax 7001 – The Honey Cone – Take Me With You – Charted Number 28 R&B – Number 108 Bubbling Under –  (Dozier and Holland composing as “Wayne”) – b/w Take My Love – March, 1970

Invictus 9078 – The Chairmen of the Board – Dangling On a String – Charted Number 19 R&B – Number 38 Hot 100 – b/w I’ll Come Crawling –  (Dozier and Holland composing as “E. Wayne”) – April, 1970

Hot Wax 7003 – The Flaming Ember – Westbound #9 – Charted Number #15 R&B – Number 24 Hot 100 – b/w Why Don’t You Stay –  (Dozier and Holland composing as “E. Wayne”) – April, 1970

Imperial 66452 – Jackie DeShannon – Medley with You Keep Me Hangin’ On – Charted Number 96 Hot 100 (Composers HDH) – April, 1970

Invictus 9079 – Chairmen of the Board – Everything’s Tuesday – Charted Number 14 R&B – Number 38 Hot 100 –  (Dozier and Holland composing as “E. Wayne”) – July, 1970

Columbia 45206 – O.C. Smith – Baby I Need Your Loving – Charted Number 30 R&B – Number 52 Hot 100 – (Composers HDH) – July, 1970

Invictus – Freda Payne 9080 – Deeper and Deeper – Charted Number 9 R&B – Number 24 Hot 100 b/w Unhooked Generation –  (Dozier and Holland composing as “E. Wayne”) – September, 1970

Hot Wax 7005 – The Honey Cone – When Will It End – Charted Number 117 Bubbling Under Charts – b/w Take Me With You –  (Dozier and Holland composing as “E. Wayne”) – August, 1970

Invictus 9082 – The Glass House – If It Ain’t Love – Charted Number 42 R&B b/w Stealing Moments From Another Woman’s Life – Charted Number 42 R&B – Number 121 Bubbling Under –  (Dozier and Holland composing as “E. Wayne”) – October, 1970

Invictus 9083 – The Barrino Brothers – When Love Was A Child (Composers Holland and Dozier) – November, 1970

Invictus 9085 – Freda Payne – Cherish What Is Dear To You (While It’s Near to You)/The World Don’t Owe You A Thing – (Composers Holland & Dozier) – January, 1971

Invictus 9086 – Chairmen Of the Board – Chairman of the Board – (Composers Holland & Dozier) – Charted Number 10 R&B – Number 42 Hot 100 – January, 1971

Hot Wax – The Flaming Ember – Stop the World and Let Me Off – Charted Number 38 R&B – Number 96 Hot 100 – b/w Robot in a Robot’s World – (Composers Holland and Dozier) – January, 1971

Invictus 9084 – The Barrino Brothers – I Shall Not Be Moved/When Love Was A Child – (Composers Holland & Dozier) – February, 1971

Volt 4056 – Margie Joseph – Stop in the Name of Love – Charted Number 43 R&B – Number 101 Bubbling Under – (Composers HDH) – March, 1971

Invictus 9089 – Chairmen of the Board – Hanging On (To) A Memory – Charted Number 28 R&B – Number 111 Bubbling Under – b/w Tricked and Trapped (By A Tricky Trapper) –  (Dozier and Holland composing as “E. Wayne”) – April, 1971

Invictus 9090 – The Glass House – Touch Me Jesus (Composers Holland & Dozier) – May, 1971

Invictus 9092 – Freda Payne – I Shall Not Be Moved (Composers Dozier and Holland) – May, 1971

Invictus 9093 – General Johnson – Savannah Lady (Composers Holland & Dozier) – July, 1971

(General Johnson was a member and lead voice of The Chairmen of the Board and also The Showmen)

Invictus 9097 – The Glass House – Heaven Is There To Guide Us (Composers Holland and Dozier) – August, 1971

Invictus 9098 – The 8th Day – It’s Instrumental To Be Free (Composers Holland Dozier and Holland) – August, 1971

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Invictus 9097 – The Glass House – Look What We’ve Done To Love – Charted Number 31 R&B – Number 101 Bubbling Under (Co-composers listed as “E. Wayne” – b/w Heaven Is There To Guide Us – (Composers Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier) – August, 1971

Invictus 9099 – The Chairmen of the Board – Try On My Love For Size – Charted Number 48 R&B Charts – Number 103 Bubbling Under – b/w Working on a Building Of Love – (Composers Holland and Dozier) – September, 1971

Invictus 9100 – You Brought the Joy – Charted Number 21 R&B Charts – Number 52 Hot 100 – b/w Suddenly It’s Yesterday – (Composers Holland and Dozier) – September, 1971

All Platinum 2330 – Donnie Elbert – Where Did Our Love Go – Charted Number 6 R&B – Number 15 Hot 100 – September, 1971

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A&M 1303 – Lee Michaels – Can I Get A Witness – Charted Number 39 Hot 100 – October, 1971

Invictus 9104 – The Barrino Brothers – I Had It All/I Shall Not Be Moved (Composers Holland and Dozier) – December, 1971

Invictus 9109 – Freda Payne – The Road We Didn’t Take/I’m Not Getting Any Better – (Composers Holland and Dozier) – December, 1971

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Invictus 9110 – Brian Holland & Lamont Dozier – Don’t Leave Me (vocal and instrumental) – January, 1972

Invictus 9111 – Glass House – Playing Games/Let It Flow (Composers Holland Dozier and Holland) – January, 1972

Avco 4587 – Donnie Elbert – I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) – Charted Number 14 R&B – Number 22 Hot 100 – January, 1972

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Hot Wax 7113 – The Honey Cone – The Day I Found Myself – Charted Number 8 R&B – Number 23 Hot 100 – b/w When Will It End – (Composers listed as “Wayne” both tracks – February, 1972

Atlantic 2861 – Jackie Moore – Darling Baby – Charted Number 22 R&B – Number 106 Bubbling Under (Composers HDH) – February, 1972

Hot Wax 7114 – Free Your Mind – Charted Number 33 R&B – Number 110 Bubbling Under – b/w Love Machine – Composers HDH – February, 1972

(The Politicians were the Hot Wax and Invictus version of the “Funk Brothers” – the house band for many artists)

Invictus 9116 – Danny Woods – Let Me Ride/It Didn’t Take Long – (Composers Holland Dozier and Holland) – March, 1972

Invictus 9117 – The 8th Day – Rocks in My Head (Composers Holland Dozier Holland) – March, 1972

Invictus 9118 – Glass House – Giving Up the Ring/Let It Flow (Composers Holland and Dozier) – April, 1972

Invictus 9121 – The Barrino Brothers – I Had It All (Composers Holland and Dozier) – April, 1972

Invictus 9122 – The Chairmen of the Board – Everybody’s Got A Song To Sing – Charted Number 33 – b/w Working On Building Of Love/ R&B – (Composers Holland Dozier and Holland) – April, 1972

Invictus 9124 – The 8th Day – I Gotta Get Home (Can’t Let My Baby Get Lonely) – (Composers Holland Dozier Holland) – July, 1972

Roulette 7129 – Geraldine Hunt – Baby, I Need Your Loving – Charted Number 47 R&B – Composers HDH – July, 1972

Invictus 9125 – Brian Holland & Lamont Dozier – Why Can’t We Be Lovers/Don’t Leave Me – August, 1972

Hot Wax 7207 – Laura Lee – If You Can Beat Me Rockin’ (You Can Have My Chair) – Charted Number 31 R&B Charts – Number 65 Hot 100 – b/w If I’m Good Enough to Love (I’m Good Enough to Marry) – (Composers Holland and Dozier) – August, 1972

Capitol 3433 – The Band – Don’t Do It – Charted Number 34 Hot 100 – Composers HDH) – September, 1972

Invictus 9129 – Glass House – Thanks I Needed That – Charted Number 47 R&B Charts – (Composers Holland Dozier Holland) – October, 1972

Invictus 9130 – The Barrino Brothers – Livin’ High Off the Goodness Of Your Love/Instrumental Version (Composers Holland Dozier Holland) – November, 1972

Invictus 9132 – Danny Woods – Roller Coaster (Composers Holland and Dozier) – December, 1972

Invictus 9133 – Brian Holland & Lamont Dozier – Don’t Leave Me Starvin’ For Your Love (Part 1) – Charted Number 13 R&B – Number 52 Hot 100 – b/w Part 2 – December, 1972

Hot Wax – 100 Proof – Nothing Sweeter Than Love (Composers Holland and Dozier) – December, 1972

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Hot Wax – Laura Lee – (If You Want To Try Love Again) Remember Me/If I’m Good Enough To Love (I’m Good Enough to Marry) – April, 1973

Warner Bros. 7693 – Dionne Warwicke – (I’m) Just Being Myself – Charted Number 62 R&B – b/w You’re Gonna Need Me – Composers HDH and Wylie – April, 1973

Invictus 1253 – Brian Holland & Lamont Dozier – Slipping Away – Charted Number 46 R&B Charts b/w Can’t Get Enough – June, 1973

Invictus 1255 – Freda Payne – Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right – Charted Number 75 R&B Charts – We’ve Gotta Find A Way Back To Love – (Composers Holland Dozier Holland) – July, 1973

Master Five 9103 – Baby Washington and Don Gardner – Forever – Charted Number 30 R&B – Number 119 Bubbling Under – Composers HDH – July, 1973

Invictus 1254 – New Breed Kinda Woman – Charted Number 61 R&B Charts – b/w If You Don’t Want To Be In My Life – September, 1973

Invictus 1257 – Freda Payne – Mother Misery’s Favorite Child – (Composers Holland Dozier Holland) – October, 1973

Invictus 1258 – I’m Gonna Hijack Ya, Take What I Want/You Took Me From A World Outside – November, 1973

ABC 11407 – Lamont Dozier – Trying to Hold On To My Woman/We Don’t Want Nobody To Come Between Us – November, 1973

Shout 302 – Energy – Function at the Junction – Charted Number 66 R&B – Composer Eddie Holland, Jr. – January, 1974

Invictus 1265 – Brian Holland – I’m So Glad (Part 1)/I’m So Glad (Part 2) – April, 1974

ABC 11438 – Lamont Dozier – Fish Ain’t Bitin’/Breaking Out All Over – April, 1974

Invictus 1264 – Laura Lee – I Need It Just As Bad As You – Charted Number 55 R&B Charts – b/w If I’m Good Enough to Love (I’m Good Enough To Marry) – (Composers Holland Dozier Holland) – June, 1974

Invictus 1269 – Tyrone Edwards – Can’t Get Enough of You/You Took Me From A World Outside – (Composers Brian and Eddie Holland) – July, 1974

Invictus 1272 – Brian Holland – Super Woman (You Ain’t No Ordinary Woman)/Let’s Get Together – September, 1974

Invictus 1273 – Laura Lee – Don’t Leave Me Starving For Your Love/(If You Want To Try Love Again) Remember Me – (Composers Holland Dozier Holland) – October, 1974

ABC 12012 – Lamont Dozier – Let Me Start Tonite/I Wanna Be With You – November, 1974

A&M 1646 – The Carpenters – Please Mr. Postman – Charted Number 1 Hot 100 – Number 1 Adult Contemporary and Number 2 UK – Composers H-D-H – November, 1974

GRT 016 – Price Mitchell & Jerri Kelly – I Can’t Help Myself – Charted Number 65 Country – Composers HDH – December, 1974

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Invictus 1277 – Eloise Laws – Touch Me/Stay With Me – (Composers Holland Dozier Holland) – January, 1975

(Sister of Ronnie Laws)

MGM 14790 – Gloria Gaynor – Reach Out, Ill Be There – Charted Number 56 R&B – Number 60 Hot 100 – Composers HDH – March, 1975

ABC 12076 – Lamont Dozier – All Cried Out/Rose – April, 1975

Warner Bros. 8092 – The Doobie Brothers – Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me) – Charted Number 11 Hot 100 – Composers HDH – April, 1975

Warner Bros. 8109 – James Taylor – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – Charted Number 5 Hot 100 – Number 1 Adult Contemporary – Composers HDH – June, 1975

United Artists 631 – Z.Z. Hill – I Created A Monster – Charted Number 40 R&B – Number 109 Bubbling Under – Composer Lamont Dozier – August, 1975

Asylum 45282 – Linda Ronstadt – Heat Wave – Charted Number 5 Hot 100 – Composers HDH – September, 1975

Warner Bros. 8170 – Rod Stewart – This Old Heart Of Mine – Charted Number 83 Hot 100 – Number 4 UK – Composers HDH – January, 1976

Atlantic 3320 – The J. Geils Band – Where Did Our Love Go – Charted Number 68 Hot 100 – (Composers H-D-H) – February, 1976

Invictus 1278 – Chairmen of the Board Featuring Prince Harold – You’ve Got Extra Added Power In Your Love/Someone Just Like You – 1976

Hot Wax 9254 – 100 Proof Aged In Soul – My Piece of the Rock/Instrumental (Composers Brian and Eddie Holland) – 1976

MCA – Joni Lee – Baby Love – Number 62 Country – Composers H-D-H – July, 1976

(Daughter of Conway Twitty)

Warner Bros. 8240 – Can’t Get Off Until The Feeling Stops/Jump Right On In – August, 1976

ABC 12234 – Lamont Dozier – Out Here On My Own/Take Off Your Make Up – December, 1976

Warner Bros. 8363 – Lamont Dozier – Going Back To My Roots Part 1 and Part 2 – March, 1977

Soul Train 10885 – Shalamar – Uptown Festival – Charted Number 10 R&B – Number 25 Hot 100 – March, 1977

Invictus 1282 – Eloise Laws – Put A Love Into It (When You Do It)/Camouflage – (Composers Brian and Eddie Holland) – May, 1977

Hot Wax 9255 – Honey Cone Featuring Sharon Cash – Somebody Is Always Messing Up A Good Thing (Composers Brian and Eddie Holland) – July, 1977

Big Tree 16093- LeBlanc and Carr – Something About You – Charted Number 48 Hot 100 – (Composers H-D-H) – July, 1977

Warner Bros. 8408 – The Doobie Brothers – Little Darling (I Need You) – Charted Number 48 Hot 100 – (Composers HDH) – July, 1977

Hot Wax 9256 – 100 Proof Aged In Soul – I’m Mad As Hell (Ain’t Gonna Take No More) Part 1 and Part 2 (Composers Brian and Eddie Holland) – August, 1977

Polydor 14417 Donny Osmond – You’ve Got Me Dangling On A String – Charted Number 109 Bubbling Under – Composers listed as “E. Wayne” – September, 1977

Warner Bros. 8432 – Lamont Dozier – Sight For Sore Eyes/Tear Down The Walls – September, 1977

MC (Motown Country) 5012 – E. D. Wofford – Baby I Need Your Lovin – Charted Number 77 Country- Composers HDH – May, 1978

(Motown put out about a dozen singles on this short lived subsidiary label in 1978)

T.K. 1028 – K.C. And the Sunshine Band – It’s The Same Old Song – Charted Number 30 R&B – Number 35 Hot 100 – Composers HDH – May, 1978

20th Century 2374 – Genya Ravan – Back In My Arms Again – Charted Number 92 Hot 100 – Composers HDH – July, 1978

(Genyusha Zelkovicz born in Poland)

Ariola 7719 – Deborah Washington – Standing In the Shadows Of Love – Charted Number 93 R&B – Composers HDH – October, 1978

Arista 0384 – Eric Carmen – Baby, I Need Your Lovin’ – Charted Number 62 Hot 100 – Composers HDH – January, 1979

(Lead singer of the Rasberries)

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Warner Bros. 8802 – Lamont Dozier – Boogie Business/True Love Is Bittersweet – 1979

Arista 0499 – Chuck Cissel – Forever – Charted Number 87 R&B – Composers Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier – March, 1980

Columbia 11344 – Tyrone Davis – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – Charted Number 36 R&B – Composers HDH – October, 1980

Wheel 5001 – Zingara – Love’s Calling – Charted Number 29 R&B – Composer Lamont Dozier –  December, 1980

(James Ingram was a member of this group)

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Columbia 02035 – Lamont Dozier – Cool Me Out/Starting Over (We’ve Made the Necessary Changes) – April, 1981

RCA 12240 – Odyssey – Going Back to My Roots – Charted Number 68 R&B – Composer Lamont Dozier – May, 1981
(Odyssey was from the Virgin Islands)

Columbia 02238 – Lamont Dozier – Too Little Too Long/Chained (To Your Love) – July, 1981

Sire 1028 – Soft Cell – Where Did Our Love Go (with Tainted Love) – Charted Number 8 Hot 100 – Composers HDH – August, 1981

(Soft Cell was a synthesizer styled duo from England)

M&M 502 – Lamont Dozier – Shout About It/Shout About It – December, 1981

RCA 13313 – Carl Carlton – Baby, I Need Your Lovin’ – Charted Number 17 R&B – Number 103 Bubbling Under – Composers HDH – September, 1982

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Atlantic 89933 – Phil Collins – You Can’t Hurry Love – Charted Number 10 Hot 100 – Number 1 UK – Composers HDH – October, 1982

Atlantic 89858 – Narada Michael Walden – Reach Out – Charted Number 40 R&B – Composers HDH – April, 1983

(Played with the Mahavishnu Orchestra, the Tommy Bolin Band and Weather Report)

Atlantic 89819 – The Hollies – Stop in the Name Of Love – Charted Number 29 Hot 100 – Composers HDH – May, 1983

Ocean Front 2000 – Garland Green – Tryin’ To Hold On – Charted Number 63 R&B – Composer Lamont Dozier – September, 1983

Atlantic 89920 – Cynthia Manley – Back In My Arms Again – Charted Number 109 Bubbling Under – Composers HDH – October, 1983

(Was a member of the Boys Town Gang)

Epic 04423 – Charly McClain – Band Of Gold – Charted Number 22 Country – Composers listed as “E. Wayne” – March, 1984

Columbia 04781 – Alison Moyet – Invisible – Charted Number 31 Hot 100 – Number 21 UK – Composer Lamont Dozier – February, 1985

(Born in Essex, England – was a member of the Little Roosters, The Vicars and Yazoo)

Epic 04941 – Krystol – Love Is Like An Itchin’ In My Heart – Charted Number 86 R&B – Composers HDH – August, 1985

(Started off as Crystal Blue – out of Los Angeles)

EMI America 8309 – Sheena Easton – Jimmy Mack – Charted Number 60 Hot 100 – Composers HDH – January, 1986

MCA 53024 – Kim Wilde – You Keep Me Hanging On – Charted Number 1 Hot 100 – Composers HDH – March, 1987

Elektra 69426 – Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle – Without You” – Charted Number 14 R&B – Number 89 Hot 100 – Composer Lamont Dozier – November, 1987

Virgin 99326 – Steve Winwood – Roll With It – Charted Number 1 Hot 100 – Number 30 R&B – Uncredited composers HDH – May, 1988

Atlantic 88980 – Phil Collins – Two Hearts – Number 1 Hot 100 – Co-composer Lamont Dozier – November, 1988

Oak 1083 – Trisha Lynn – I Can’t Help Myself – Charted Number 65 Country – Composers HDH – 1989

Mercury 874-786 – Third World – It’s The Same Old Song – Charted Number 77 R&B – Composers HDH – September, 1989

(Third World was from Jamaica)

Reprise 22746 – Billy Hill – I Can’t Help Myself – Charted Number 58 Country – Composers HDH – 1990

Warner Bros. 19983 – Rod Stewart – This Old Heart of Mine – Charted Number 10 Hot 100 – Number 1 Adult Contemporary – Composers HDH – February, 1990

(This would be the second time this song charted for Stewart – the first coming in 1976)

Geffen 19927 – Aerosmith – The Other Side – Charted 22 Hot 100 – Number 1 Rock – uncredited composers HDH – June, 1990

Atlantic 87793 – Debbie Gibson – Anything Is Possible – Charted Number 26 Hot 100 – Co-composer Lamont Dozier – November, 1990

Columbia 74798 – Michael Bolton – Reach Out I’ll Be There – Charted Number 73 Hot 100 – Composers HDH – November, 1992

Rowdy 75444 – For Real – Like I Do – Charted Number 48 R&B – Number 72 Hot 100 – Composers HDH – October, 1996

At this point the songs were no longer released on 45’s – but about an additional dozen HDH songs made the charts with “Uproar” by Lil Wayne being the last one – peaking at number 6 R&B and number 7 Hot 100 in 2018!

Lil Wayne!

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