This top ten hit of 1963 brings back so many memories. Martha and the Vandellas do a sensational job of infusing this fun song with pure energy. “(Love is Like a) Heat Wave” was the group’s second big hit after “Come and Get These Memories” and over the years they had many more. But, back in the summer of ’63 they were just a fledgling girl group recording for Motown’s Gordy label and hoping for success. Over the next decade the girl group would release a whopping twenty-six hits! Martha Reeves, Betty Kelly, and Rosalind Ashford certainly knew how to top the charts!
See them in action again in the clip below from the show Ready Steady Go! in 1965. From the matching dresses to the dance moves, these ladies clearly had their act together! And, click here to listen to the big hit of 1964!