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Today 01:40 AM

Motown Artists Switching to Other Motown Subsidiary Labels

Did any other Motown artists switch to another Motown subsidiary label as David Ruffin did when he switched/assigned to the Motown label being that he was had been a Gordy label artist as part of the Temptations? I am not speaking about guest appearances with an artist from another Motown label or specialty albums or even situations like Marvin Gaye (Tamla) recording the duet album with Diana Ross on the Motown label. I am speaking of just being assigned to another label.

Am I correct that the Contours recorded under the Motown label? In that case, I guess Dennis Edwards move to being a Temptation moved him to the Gordy label, right?

In Dennis' case, I wonder what the reasoning was that he was placed on the Motown label.
03-17-2019 01:46 PM

Leaving Neverland, HBO

I watched HBO's Leaving Neverland last night. I am still speechless. It was a devestating two hours. I believe the boys. One was 7 years old.

Superstardom is so powerful. Even if one does not believe the boys, the show was an expose on superstardom, and how most of us would do almost anything to get close to these superstars.
Yesterday 05:48 PM

An Odd Four Tops Song Listed on Billboards 100 "GREATEST OF ALL TIME HOT 100 SINGLES"

Or at least it struck me as odd. Maybe someone here can explain it.

Here is how the list is compiled.

Radio Airplay + Sales Data + Streaming Data = Greatest Of All Time Hot 100 Songs


These all-time rankings are based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 (from its launch on Aug. 4, 1958 through Oct. 10, 2015) and Billboard 200 (from Aug. 17, 1963 — when we combined our two leading pop album album charts for stereo and mono releases into one all-encompassing weekly chart — through Oct. 10, 2015). Titles are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at lower rungs earning the least. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, eras are weighted differently to account for chart turnover rates over various periods. Artists are ranked based on the combined point totals, as outlined above, of all their Hot 100 or Billboard 200 chart entries. --- Billboard
And here are the Motown singles that made this list:

#91 ALL NIGHT LONG - Lionel Richie
#89 SAY YOU SAY ME - Lionel Richie
#81 I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE - Marvin Gaye
#77 UPSIDE DOWN - Diana Ross
#52 END OF THE ROAD - Boys To Men
#44 "______:confused:________" - Four Tops
#38 LET'S GET IT ON - Marvin Gaye
#20 I'LL MAKE LOVE TO YOU - Boys To Men
#16 ENDLESS LOVE - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie

As you can see, many Motown acts did not make this list , Temptations, Supremes , J5 , Stevie Wonder etc...

Considering the hits various Motown acts had that did not rank, --- without cheating!!: what song by The Four Tops do you think came in as high as #44?? :confused:

Any guesses ?

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added reference:

These are the songs The Four Tops are couched between:

#43 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OL OAK TREE - Tony Orlando & Dawn
#45 I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND - The Beatles

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