Release Date

June 1, 1971

“Nathan Jones” is a song by American girl group the Supremes from their twenty-third studio album, Touch (1971). It was released on April 15, 1971, as the album’s lead single. Produced by Frank Wilson and written by Kathy Wakefield and Leonard Caston, “Nathan Jones” was one of eight top-40 entries the Supremes recorded after its original frontwoman, Diana Ross, left the group for a solo career.

Released as a single on April 15, 1971, with “Happy is a Bumpy Road” as its B-side, “Nathan Jones” peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart and number eight on the Billboard R&B chart. Overseas, the single reached number five on the UK Singles Chart. “Nathan Jones” was the most successful single released from the Supremes’ fourteenth regular studio album, Touch.