I had not heard this song for years until I just happened to hear it on the radio today, and I realized, what a great song it is. Good music to me is always visceral, and this song is definitely visceral in its tone. To convey passion through art, especially musical art, is a great gift from God.
The different genres of music from the general period in which the Four Tops were performing were simply superior to any of the crap that is mass produced today. It was the golden age of popular music.