500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Jerry Butler and The Impressions, 'For Your Precious Love'
Writers: Arthur Brooks, Butler
Producer: Calvin Carter
Released: June '58, Falcon
12 weeks; No. 11
The spiritual tenor of the vocals came from the Impressions' church roots; Butler and Curtis Mayfield had sung together in the Northern Jubilee Gospel Singers. The lyrics were drawn verbatim from a poem Butler had written in high school. The single’s credit — "Jerry Butler and the Impressions" — caused friction in the group, which Butler soon left.
Appears on: Greatest Hits (Curb)