"Has anybody out there lost someone that kinda meant the world to you? My, my, my, my lord. My, my, my, I had a sweet love. I had a good love!"
An upbeat framing of devastating regret, this is the most perfectly bittersweet song ever made. Dimitri from Paris' reedit from 2010's brilliant Get Down with the Philly Sound compilation puts Teddy Pendergrass' adlibs (the emotional heart of the song) up front. This says it all, and clocking in at almost 12 minutes, it had better.