Stop Her on Sight (S.O.S.) (Edwin Starr)

9 JUNE 1966


Edwin Starr’s single ‘Stop Her on Sight (S.O.S.)' was at its peak UK chart position of #35 during this week, becoming the first of his eight Top 40 hits in the UK in a run that lasted until 1979. This bit of early Northern Soul had already reached #48 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and #9 on the R&B chart.

This song became a hit again when it was re-released in 1968 after Motown absorbed his record label (Ric-Tac). This time it reached #11 in the UK, despite not charting in the US. In 1970 he had his only #1 hit with 'War', formerly an album track by the Temptations.

Stop Her on Sight (S.O.S.) (Edwin Starr)