Sorry for the '70's song nostalgia questions but-- does anyone remember this song?

So yeah, on an oldies listening kick. Listened to Ronnie Dyson’s Why Can’t I Touch You and was reminded of a song that I loved. At least I remember loving it, even though I can’t remember the dang song.

I believe it is about the same vintage as Ronnie Dyson’s song and it was a woman pleading with her man to not change her after all she’s done. It is right on the tip of my brain and I just. . . can’t. . . grasp it!

Don’t Leave Me This Way by Thelma Houston?

Nope, not that. The woman in the song is upset that her man is trying to change her, not leave her. It’s right there – and driving me crazy!

Heh. Sounds like it’d be a mashup of two Linda Ronstadt hits from that era: you warned me of the price I’d have to pay … I’ve done everything I know to try and change your mind … I’m not ready for any person, place, or thing to try and pull the reins in on me; so, goodbye, I’ll be leavin’.

I don’t think it’s Linda Ronstadt. More R&B sounding. But what are these two songs named so I can take a listen?

“Don’t Make Me Over”?

YES!!! OMG, THANK YOU!!! It was driving me INSANE!

No wonder my searches were turning up blank. This song is early 60s

I know and love the Dionne Warwick original version, that came out before I was born. The song my kid brain remembers from the radio is Brenda and the Tabulation’s version. Which came out in 1970. And here I thought the only music out before I was born was harpsichord music.

Dionne Warwick: Dionne Warwick Don't Make Me Over - YouTube
Brenda and The Tabulations: Don't Make Me Over - YouTube