In some groups, who sings lead can be a strong point of contention. Four Tops members Lawrence Payton, Renaldo "Obie" Benson, and Abdul "Duke" Fakir knew that having Levi Stubbs sing lead was the best thing for the group. Stubbs has a pleading urgency in his voice that perfectly captured the longing anxiousness of the songs written by the producing trio of Holland-Dozier-Holland. For their second chart-topper, "Reach Out I'll Be There," Stubbs' vocals were surrounded by one of Motown's most idiosyncratic offerings. The track bubbles over with sharp classical flourishes built on the rock-solid groove supplied by the Funk Brothers, Motown's studio band. The dramatic, semi-operatic tension and release feel of the track was due in part to Brian Holland's immersion into classical music. "Reach Out I'll Be There" parked at number one R&B and number one pop for two weeks in the fall of 1966. The track was used very effectively in the closing scenes of the classic teen/'60s-theme movie Cooley High.