Top 10 most memorable Motown songs
MASTER BLAST FROM THE PAST
Created by Berry Gordy the MOTOWN record label was born in 1959 in Detroit Michigan. Tambourines, hand clapping, blasting brass sections the MOTOWN sound is unmistakeable.
1. Stop In the Name Of Love, Supremes - 1965
This MOTOWN classic has become an anthem over the years with Diana Ross up front singing her heart out.
2. I heard it Through The Grapevine, Marvin Gaye - 1967
This song was covered by almost everyone in the MOTWN family but its Marvin’s’ version that has stood the test of time
3. My Girl, The Temptations - 1964
David Ruffin sings along to that bass guitar makes this feel good song unforgettable. It does not matter how many times you hear it, this Motown classic still gets you swaying and smiling.
4. Superstition, Stevie Wonder - 1972
Stevie Wonder is one of Detroit’s favourite sons and when he belts this track out there is no mistaking the brilliance of Stevie
5. Tracks Of My Tears, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - 1965
Smokey sings his broken heart out, proving you can still dance to a sad love song.
6. Reach Out, Four Tops - 1966
You never get sick of Levi Stubbs heartfelt lead vocals on this track, one of the Four Tops most recognizable hits
7. Dancing In The Street, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas - 1964
This songs makes you get up and dance every time its
8. Aint No Mountain High Enough, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell - 1967
Later covered by the legendary Diana Ross but this motown classic by Marvin and Tammi is the original and the best.
9. Lets Get It On, Marvin Gaye - 1973
One of the sexiest songs ever written and Marvin delivers it to perfection. Nothing else to say really.
10. I Want You Back, The Jackson 5 - 1969
Not even in his teens, Michael Jackson sang lead vocals on this track out front of his brothers.