Composed by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland. Recorded by The Supremes for their ninth studio album. The song is about a mother telling her daughter that, with patience, she will find that special someone one day. It has a strong Gospel Music influence and was inspired by and partially based upon a 1950’s gospel song written by Dorothy Love Coates of The Original Gospel Harmonettes, titled You Can’t Hurry God. You Can’t Hurry Love was The Supremes seventh No.1 in the USA. Chart-History. Genres: Motown Sound, Pop, R&B, Soul. The composers were a songwriting team who wrote many songs for Motown and helped define the sound of Motown in the 1960s. English singer Phil Collins had notable success with his version of the song in 1982. Phil-Collins/You–Can‘t–Hurry–Love.