Release Date

January 1, 1973

“Bad Weather” is a song recorded and released as a single by Motown vocal group The Supremes in 1973. It was composed by Stevie Wonder and Lynda Laurence’s brother Ira Tucker Jr., and produced by Wonder. The song was then-lead singer Jean Terrell’s last charted single as a member of the Supremes and the second and last time Laurence was featured on a Supremes single.

The song peaked at number 87 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and 74 on the R&B singles chart. However it was a different story outside the United States: “Bad Weather” was extensively played on Radio Europa, it peaked at the Top 40 of the UK singles chart at number 37, while in places like Puerto Rico it became a huge hit in discothèques and went up to number 1 in radio charts. The next Supremes project would take two more years to come out. In 1975, a fresh lineup of the group (including Birdsong and the newly recruited vocalist Scherrie Payne) released the disco single He’s My Man with Wilson and Payne on lead, but this time the song went to the top of the dance chart.