100 Greatest Motown Songs
100 Greatest Motown Songs
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While Motown was responsible for some of the greatest hit-makers in music history, people like Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye, the label also had its fare share of artists who only broke through once.
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Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Their only pop chart hit went all the way to 1. This song hit 1 in - thanks to Michael Jackson singing the chorus.
George Benson's soundtrack single peaked at No. Living For the City - Stevie Wonder More from The Telegraph.
Money That's What I Want Barrett Strong - Motown songwriter Strong had his only success as a performer in with this classic, hitting 2 on the pop chart. I've Never Been to Me Charlene - This Motown single misfired, but it was re-released in and became a huge hit. Indiana Wants Me R.
Dean Taylor - Motown released this soft rock song on their rock subsidiary Rare Earth and it hit 5 on the pop chart in This song was their only hit, reaching 71 on the Pop chart. Needle in a Haystack The Velvelettes - They never released a full album, but this track from girl group the Velvelettes hit 45 on the pop charts in Long drowned a year later.
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It was their only hit. Electric Boogie Marcia Griffiths.
The 20 Best Motown Songs Of All Time
Taylor later discovered the Jackson 5. It's a Shame Spinners. Here We Go Minnie Riperton.
Back inDon Gibson wrote two songs one hot afternoon in Knoxville, Tenn. Let It Whip - Dazz Band What could be more romantic than finding love in a "hopeless place"?