The ballad "She's Gone" was one of the first singles from an unknown singer/songwriting duo named Hall and Oates. Included on their Abandoned Luncheonette album, it peaked at number 60 on the pop charts in early 1974. The five-brother singing group Tavares was teamed with the production duo of Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter, who saw in the young group a continuation of the soul vocal group tradition epitomized by the Temptations and the Four Tops. They chose "She's Gone" as one of the first songs they recorded with the group. Tavares' cover sticks fairly closely to the original, adding the group's distinct harmonies and giving the song a weightier feel. "She's Gone" topped the R&B chart, peaking at number 50 pop in late 1974. The success of Tavares' version caused Hall and Oates' original version to be reissued, this time going to number seven pop in summer 1976.