11 Songs, 32 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
27 Ratings
27 Ratings

What Becomes of the Brokenhearted

This song is excellent. It's great for anyone going through a difficult breakup.


This reviewer is an idiot

What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted is not Jimmy Ruffin's sole top ten hit. He hit the top ten in 1980 with Hold On To My Love. It was written and produced by Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees. The stars are for Jimmy Ruffin and not for the dumb*ss who wrote the album review.


Great Voice

This is a great collection but where is hold on to my love? This song has great lyrics written of course by the Bee Gees and sung with soul and meaning from Jimmy Ruffin, there is an extended version some where on out there.

About Jimmy Ruffin

The older brother of the Temptations' lead singer David Ruffin, Jimmy enjoyed several huge hits himself in the mid-'60s for Berry Gordy's Soul label. Ruffin first signed with another Motown subsidiary, the short-lived Miracle, in 1961, but it was his convincing vocal on "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" that made him a star in 1966. He encored with "I've Passed This Way Before" and "Gonna Give Her All the Love I've Got." In 1970 he briefly teamed with David (by then a solo artist) as the Ruffin Brothers and cut a duet remake of Ben E. King's "Stand by Me." He staged an impressive comeback in 1980 on RSO Records with a major pop hit, "Hold on to My Love," produced by Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees. A stint living in England during the 1980s resulted in collaborations with Heaven 17 and Paul Weller, the latter for a benefit cover single of "Soul Deep." ~ Bill Dahl

Colinsville, MS
May 7, 1939



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