This song was written by Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Edward Holland. It was first recorded by Martha And The Vandellas in 1963. It was released as a single with A Love Like Yours (Don’t Come Knocking Everyday) on the B-side. It reached number four on the Billboard Chart and number one on the R&B chart. The song was used on Paul McCartney’s unreleased 1965 Christmas record Unforgettable. Cilla Black recorded the song in 1965. It was released on her American album Is It Love? Merseybeat group The Liverbirds recorded the song in 1966 and it was released on their album More Of. The song has also been recorded by Lulu, The Who, and The Supremes among others.
Now Hear This : (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave – Cilla Black (1965)
Heatwave – The Liverbirds (1966)