In the early 1960's, a quintet of hopeful young African American men form an amateur vocal group called The Five Heartbeats. After an initially rocky start, the group improve, turn pro, and rise to become a top flight music sensation. Along the way however, the guys learn many hard lessons about the reality of the music industry with it's casual racism and greed while the personal weaknesses of the members threaten to destroy the integrity of the band.
Kenneth Chisholm <email@example.com>
Did You Know?
De La Soul
sampled the "Why do we have to cross over?/Why are niggas always crossing over, huh?/I mean, what's the matter?/They can accept our music as long as they can't see our faces?" dialogue for their song "Patti Dooke" from their 1993 album "Buhloone Mindstate." See more
As the group starts singing the acapella version "A Heart is a house for love", Leon (JT) starts off snapping his fingers on the wrong beat. See more
Tell Jimmy he can't hide.
References American Bandstand
I Feel Like Going On
Written by Rance Allen
, Thomas Allen & Steven Allen
Produced by Howard Johnson & Jerry Peters
Performed by Eddie King Jr. & Babydoll
Lead Vocals by Billy Valentine
& Jackie Simley See more