Editors’ Notes Despite its inauspicious start in a residential Detroit home, Motown surpassed even its own grand ambitions as a world-beating hit factory by the mid-’60s. Founder Berry Gordy captained a dream team of young Black producers and songwriters, including the multi-talented Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye, introducing high-drama soul to mainstream pop with a long string of hits. The Supremes became the decade’s definitive girl group, while Motown introduced legends like Stevie Wonder and the Jackson 5 to the world. From there, the label adapted to rapid social changes, with output more explicitly about civil rights and Black life in America.

SONG
ALBUM
You Can't Hurry Love
2:47
 
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
2:59
 
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)
2:42
 
The Tracks of My Tears
2:55
 
ABC
ABC
2:59
 
For Once in My Life
2:49
 
Please Mr. Postman
2:28
 
My Guy
2:54
 
What Becomes of the Brokenhearted
2:58
 
Ben
2:46
 
Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)
2:50
 
2:56
 
Just A Little Misunderstanding
2:41
 
When I'm Gone
2:10
 
3:23
 
Baby Love (Juke Box Single Version)
2:37
 
I Heard It Through the Grapevine
3:16
 
The Way You Do the Things You Do
2:41
 
Baby I Need Your Loving
2:46
 
Dancing In the Street
2:40
 
You've Really Got a Hold On Me
2:59
 
I Want You Back
3:01
 
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)
2:41
 
Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead
2:31
 
Friendship Train
3:50
 
I Guess I'll Always Love You
2:47
 
Ain't No Place Like Motown
3:19
 
God Bless Whoever Sent You
3:19
 
Operator
3:18
 
Put a Little Love In Your Heart
2:48
 
Greetings (This Is Uncle Sam)
3:02
 
(Tell Me) Ain't It the Truth
2:48
 
Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart (Previously Unreleased Extended Mix)
3:21
 
You're All I Need To Get By
2:50
 
Ain't Too Proud To Beg
2:33
 
If I Were a Carpenter
2:51
 
(We've Got) Honey Love
2:29
 
2:47
 
I'll Be There
3:59
 
A Place in the Sun
2:51
 
Beechwood 4-5789
2:13
 
2:25
 
He Was Really Sayin' Somethin' (Single Version)
2:32
 
Money (That's What I Want) [Single]
2:37
 
Agent Double O Soul (Mono Version)
2:43
 
This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)
2:52
 
Baby I'm for Real (Rerecorded)
5:22
 
Smiling Faces Sometimes
3:18
 
Got to Be There
3:17
 
Back In My Arms Again
3:01
 
2:56
 
Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
3:49
 
It's the Same Old Song
2:48
 
2:42
 
I Second That Emotion (Single Version / Mono)
2:41
 
Whatever You Got, I Want
2:57
 
I Was Made To Love Her
2:36
 
Don't Mess with Bill (Single Version)
2:51
 
Darling Baby
2:35
 
Every Little Bit Hurts
2:56
 
Function at the Junction (Single Version)
2:52
 
It's A Shame
3:10
 
My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)
3:32
 
You Make Your Own Heaven and Hell Right Here On Earth
6:58
 
All I Do Is Think About You
2:59
 
Two Lovers
2:46
 
Here Comes the Judge
2:34
 
Remember Me
3:30
 
I've Passed This Way Before
2:42
 
Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)
4:24
 
First I Look At The Purse
3:13
 
Needle in a Haystack
2:29
 
Behind a Painted Smile
2:45
 
Girl You Need a Change of Mind
7:42
 
Put Yourself In My Place
2:37
 
You've Made Me So Very Happy (Promo Version)
2:53
 
Born to Wander
3:10
 
That's What Girls Are Made For
3:14
 
Indiana Wants Me (Commercial Version)
3:35
 
What It Is?
4:56
 
The One Who Really Loves You (Single Version)
2:26
 
Ain't No Sunshine
4:12
 
Where Is The Love (Cellarful Of Motown Version)
2:54
 
Gonna Give Her All the Love I've Got (Single Version)
2:36
 
If I Were Your Woman (Single Version)
3:14
 
Come to Me (Single Version)
2:17
 
Does Your Mama Know About Me
2:55
 
Touch Me In the Morning
3:27
 
Leaving Here
2:31
 
You Made A Fool Out Of Me
2:24
 
Take Some Time Out for Love
2:26
 
Just Look What You've Done
2:55
 
I Can't Believe You Love Me
2:34
 
My People... Hold On
5:40
 
I Miss You (Part 1)
3:51
 
Twenty Five Miles
3:16
 
I Don't Want to Take a Chance (Single Version / Mono)
2:47
 
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
3:29
 

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