1966: I’ll Say Forever My Love By Jimmy Ruffin

Composed by James Dean, Stephen Bowden, William Weatherspoon. Recorded by soul singer Jimmy Ruffin. The song first made an appearance on the Tamla Motown compilation album, Soul Meeting Vol. II – The Sound of Young America, which was released in 1966. Released as a single in 1968, the song reached No.77 in the USA in that year and No.7 in the United Kingdom in 1970.