On this day in music history: July 19, 1969 - “What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)” by Jr. Walker & The All Stars hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 2 weeks, also peaking at #4 on the Hot 100 on August 9th. Written by Johnny Bristol, Harvey Fuqua, and Vernon Bullock, it will become the second R&B chart topper for the Motown singer and saxophonist. The track is recorded in late 1968 at Motown’s Studio A in Detroit with members of The Funk Brothers sitting in for members of Walker’s band. The Originals (“Baby I’m For Real”) and The Andantes, will provide the background vocals. “What Does It Take” will initially be passed over for release in one of Motown’s Quality Control meetings in favor of another Jr. Walker song titled “Home Cookin’” (#19 R&B, #42 Pop). When that single is only moderately successful, “What Does It Take” will be immediately pulled from the vault and is released on April 25, 1969. “What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)” will take off faster than any of Walker’s singles since “Shotgun” four years before, becoming his second million seller.