Composed by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White. Smokey Robinson’s inspiration for writing this song was his wife. The song was The Temptations first No.1 single in the USA. Chart-History. Genres: R&B, Soul. In 2018 the song was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry, USA by the Library of Congress and was classified as being culturally, historically, or artistically significant. My Girl was featured in the soundtrack of the 1991 American comedy-drama film of the same name.