Thursday, April 27, 2017
Throwback Thursday: The O'Jays - "For the Love of Money"
Produced by the legendary Gamble and Huff for their Ship Ahoy album in 1973, The O'Jays single "For the Love of Money" (title taken from well-known Bible verse, 1 Timothy 6:10) peaked at number three on the U.S. Billboard R&B chart, and at #9 on Billboard's Pop Singles chart in spring 1974. Although the album version of the song was over seven minutes long, "For the Love of Money" still received substantial radio airplay and remains an O'Jays staple.