As fate would have it, "(Your Love Is Lifting Me) Higher and Higher" hit the charts twice, exactly ten years apart. The original, as performed here by Jackie Wilson:
Every now and then, one of these remakes actually works - "Handy Man" by James Taylor comes to mind - but for the most part, they don't make a lot of sense. Ms. Coolidge's version was a Top 5 hit during the summer of 1977, but it doesn't hold a candle to the original version which hit the charts a decade earlier.
"Higher and Higher," by Jackie Wilson and Rita Coolidge, from the summers of 1967 and 1977.