“Heaven Should Have Despatched You” is a music written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Eddie Holland when at Motown, and first recorded by The Elgins in 1966. It was additionally a 1979 disco hit single by Bonnie Pointer.
The model by the Elgins, launched on the Motown subsidiary V.I.P. Information label in 1966, reached no. 9 on the Billboard R&B chart and no. 50 on the US Billboard Scorching 100. In style on the Northern soul scene within the UK it was reissued in 1971, and reached no. 3 on the UK Singles Chart. The Elgins’ backing vocals have been augmented by The Andantes.
“Heaven Should Have Despatched You” was one among two remakes of Motown hits recorded by Bonnie Pointer for her 1978 self-titled solo debut album which was launched by Motown: Pointer would state: “I needed to chop that tune and the opposite previous Motown tune: ‘Once I’m Gone’, just because I’ve all the time dug them.”
Pointer has said that she prompt to Berry Gordy that he have her remake “Heaven Should Have Despatched You” as a disco monitor after Pointer had heard the Village Folks hit “Y.M.C.A.” and realized that “Heaven Should Have Despatched You” would work nicely with an association much like that of “Y.M.C.A”.