I prefer the original version over this one, hands down. The Beach Boys just weren't soulful enough to pull this off. Could've been interesting if they would have let Dennis sing this one, though.
I prefer the original over THE BEACH BOYS' version hands down. However, THE BEACH BOYS dared to try! It must have been confusing for THE BEACH BOYS fans, seeing that the band was known for their Surf Rock music, now trying to record a Soul song. That was a big risk seeing that SMiLE was shelved only to be replaced with SMILEY SMiLE. THE BEACH BOYS' music version of "I Was Made To Love Her" was not soulful like the original, but I do believe that Denny would have done a better job singing the song. Denny's voice does have some soul, he proved it in the song "Slip On Through."