In 1982, Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin agreed to rejoin The Temptations for a new album, aptly titled Reunion, and its subsequent promotional tour. Rick James, Melvin Franklin's nephew who had previously used the Temptations as backup vocalists on "Super Freak", wrote, produced, and guested on the Reunion album's lead single, "Standing on the Top". The single went to #6 on the R&B charts. While the ensuing tour with all seven Tempts was financially successful, it ended up being a stressful venture due to the same old tensions in the group and Ruffin's severe drug addiction. At the conclusion of the Reunion tour, Ruffin and Kendricks departed, and they began touring and performing together as a duo.