The Temptations Do “Fiddler on the Roof”


You’ve heard “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and you might even know half the lyrics, but you’ve probably never heard as groovy a take as The Temptations’.

Though best known for their number 1 hit, “My Girl,” the Temptations’ discography is actually incredibly extensive, and in 1969 they joined Diana Ross & the Supremes for a program called GIT on Broadway (“GIT” stood for Getting It Together). The show featured both groups singing some classic Broadway showtunes, including this disco-inspired medley of songs from Fiddler on the Roof.

The surviving video gives a great sense of their far-out renditions of classics like “Sunrise, Sunset” and “If I Were A Rich Man.” Our favorite, though, is their soulful and cheeky take on “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” at 5:50.

Break out your bellbottoms and dance along with The Temptations as they bring a whole new vibe to the musical you know and love.

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