The Stylistics' first pop hit -- off an album that eventually spawned two more monster smashes with "People Make the World Go Round" and the monumental "Betcha By Golly Wow" -- 1971's "You Are Everything" is a classic slice of early Philly soul. Everything about the song is totemic of 1971 soul, from the groovy electric sitar and phased strings opening to the leftover hippieish vibe of Linda Creed's lyrics ("You are everything and everything is you"...cosmic, baby), which makes this the most dated of the three big hits off this album. It's still a marvelous song, however, with some of the group's best harmony singing, and the fact that it's more of a proper group vocal arrangement makes it something of a rarity in the group's string of hits. Once Russell Thompkins Jr.'s falsetto became the group's signature, producer Thom Bell made him the star of the show, reducing the other members to occasional backup vocals. Hearing all four of the Stylistics crooning in the manner of the Eddie Kendricks-led Temptations is a rare treat.