Whitfield took the up-tempo Isley Brothers record, and turned it into a slowed-down psychedelic soul opus. Like "Grapevine", the song is sung by an emotionally wrought Gaye, singing the song in a preacher-like tone, who tells a woman to "forget" her lover now that that lover has gone off to someone else.
The song peaked at 7 on the Billboard pop singles chart Thats The Way Love Is - The Isley Brothers - Soul On The Rocks held the 2 spot for five weeks on the soul singles chart in October   it was held off by The Temptations ' " I Can't Get Next To You "eventually selling a million copies.
The Temptations also covered the song as a B-side of " Psychedelic Shack " and released on their album Epitome (Best In The World) - Emo Noisebox - The Best Of Early Emo People.
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