Release Date

May 1, 1972

“Floy Joy” is a song written by Smokey Robinson and released as a single in December 1971 by popular Motown female singing group The Supremes. The song, built on a retro sixties vibe reminiscent of past Supremes songs, was recorded by the group’s former mentor Robinson, marking his first production of a Supremes song since 1969’s “The Composer”.

The song featured original Supreme Mary Wilson and early-seventies Supremes lead singer Jean Terrell on lead vocals, featuring the third lead vocals by Wilson on a Supremes hit single. The song peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts, number sixteen on the American pop singles chart and number nine on the UK Singles Chart.