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  1. #1

    Everyone's Top Ten NON-SUPREMES Motown Songs

    Well, if the Supremes get the royal list treatment, why not everyone else? List your top ten single or album tracks (no Supremes).

    I'm Ready for Love
    Nowhere to Run
    Bernadette
    Reach Out, I'll Be There
    Standing in the Shadows of Love
    Going to a Go Go
    All I Need
    Papa was a Rolling Stone
    That's the Way I Feel
    What's Going On
    11. Bless You

  2. #2
    1. Four Tops - "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)"
    2. Stevie Wonder - "Uptight (Everything's Alright)"
    3. The Temptations - "My Girl"
    4. The Miracles - "Going To A Go-Go"
    5. The Isley Bros. - "This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)"
    6. Mary Wells - "My Guy"
    7. Martha & the Vandellas - "Dancing In The Street"
    8. Marvin Gaye - "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)"
    9. Gladys Knight & the Pips - "I Heard It Through The Grapevine"
    10. The Marvelettes - "Danger: Heartbreak Dead Ahead"

  3. #3
    Oh my, this one is even harder...
    I'll get back to you... eventually

  4. #4
    Four Tops - Baby I Need Your Loving
    Gladys Knight & the Pips - I Heard It Through the Grapevine
    Marvin Gaye - Pride and Joy
    Martha Reeves & the Vandellas - Heatwave
    Kim Weston - Take Me In Your Arms and Rock Me
    Temptations - Please Return Your Love to Me
    Temptations - Can't Get Next to You
    Jackson Five - I Want You Back
    The Originals - Baby I'm For Real
    Four Tops - I'll Turn to Stone

  5. #5
    Marv Johnson - I'll Pick a Rose for My Rose
    Isley Brothers - Behind a Painted Smile
    Marvelettes - Forever
    Contours - Just a Little Misunderstanding
    Elgins - It's Been a Long Long Time
    Marvin Gaye - Stubborn Kind of Fellow
    Martha & the Vandellas - A Love Like Yours
    Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes of the Broken Hearted
    Velvelettes - He Was Really Saying Something
    Marvin Gaye and Valerie Simpson (aka) Tammi Terrell - Good Loving Ain't Easy To Come By

  6. #6
    Jimmy Mack
    Dancing in the Streets
    Nowwhere to Run
    I'll be There
    What you Gonna do When Im Gone
    My Girl
    Just My Imaginattion
    Dont Leave Me this Way
    Please Mr Postman
    Whats Going On

  7. #7
    This ol Heart of Mine Isleys
    Heaven Must Have Sent you. Elgins
    Girl Why You Wanna Make Me Blue. Tempts
    Neither One If Us. Gladys/Pips
    When I'm Gone. Brenda
    Heat Wave Matha/Vandellas
    Nowhere To Run. Martha/Vandellas
    Baby I Need Tour Lovin. 4 Tops
    I'll Keep On Holdin In Marvelettes
    These Things will Keep Me Lovin You.Velvelettes

    Honorable Mention. Just a little Musunderstanding. It's a Shame. Don't Leave Me This Way. Since I Lost my Baby. I can't stop lol
    Last edited by luke; 12-27-2016 at 02:39 PM.

  8. #8
    No Particular Order

    The Love I Saw in You Was Just a Mirage
    I'm a Roadrunner
    Bernadette
    I'm in a Different World
    Nowhere to Run
    Your Precious Love
    All I Need
    The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game
    Sorry is a Sorry Word
    Going to a Go Go

  9. #9
    I can't do this! However I will say that my all time fav Motown single is:-

    The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game - Marvelettes

  10. #10
    this old heart of mine
    nowhere to run
    cant help myself
    reach out ill be there
    standing in the shadows
    going to go go
    all I need
    get ready
    tears of a clown
    mickeys monkey
    no time for tears

  11. #11
    darn I forgot Dancing In The Streets.

  12. #12
    Reach Out
    What Does it Take
    I could never Love Another
    More Love
    For Once in My Life
    Too Busy Thinking About my Baby
    This Old heart of Mine
    Gonna Give her All The Love I Got
    Ask The Lonely
    Heaven Must have Sent You

  13. #13
    1. Marvin Gaye "I Heard It Through The Grapevine"
    2. The Temptations "Ain't Too Proud To Beg"
    3. Gladys Knight and the Pips "I Heard It Through The Grapevine"
    4. Stevie Wonder "Living For The City"
    5. Jimmy Ruffin "What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted"

  14. #14
    My baby loves me Martha
    Gladys' Grapevine
    Tell Her Love Has Felt the need - Eddie
    Playboy Marvelettes
    With You I'm Born Again Syreeta & billy
    Since I lost my Baby Temptations
    It's Growing Temptations
    Endless Love Diana and Lionel
    Sinner Man Valerie Simpson
    Love Woke Me Up This Morning Valerie Simpson

  15. #15
    1. FOUR TOPS- TEAHOUSE IN CHINATOWN
    2. JIMMY RUFFIN- LOVE GIVES LOVE TAKES AWAY
    3. DAVID RUFFIN and TEMPTATIONS version of KNOW SHE'S NOT A MANNEQUIN
    4. IVY JO HUNTER- DON'T STOP LOVING ME and I REMEMBER WHEN
    5. THE FOUR TOPS- YESTERDAY'S DREAMS and I'M IN A DIFFERENT WORLD
    6. DENNIS EDWARDS- I FEEL LIKE I'M FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN
    7. THE FANTASTIC FOUR- DON'T TELL ME I'M CRAZY and TAKE HIM BACK IF IT MAKES YOU HAPPY
    8. CHUCK JACKSON- TO SEE THE SUN AGAIN and ROSALIND and THANKS BUT NO THANKS
    9. FRANCIS NERO- KEEP ON LOVING ME
    10. BLINKY- IT'S GONNA BE ALWAYS

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    I've got to mention that this poll is ridiculous, because I could fit over 100 Motown songs into my Top 10. To me there are over 100 Motown recordings that are absolutely perfect, and I can't choose between them. These are the first 10 I thought of now:

    1)My Girl -Temptations
    2)Ask The Lonely - Four Tops
    3)All I Do(Is Think About You) - Tammi Terrell
    4)Truly Yours - Spinners
    5)Crying In The Night - Monitors
    6)I'll Come Running - Carolyn Crawford
    7)A Tear From A Woman's Eye - Temptations
    8)This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You) - Isley Brothers
    9)Since I Lost My Baby - Temptations
    10)Love Woke Me Up This Morning - Brenda Holloway

  17. #17
    The Fantastic Four - "I Feel Like I'm Falling In Love Again"
    Edwin Starr - "Pretty Little Angel"
    Terry Johnson - "My Springtime"
    The Temptations - "My Girl"
    Mary Wells - "My Guy"
    Marvin Gaye - "Too Busy Thinking About My Baby"
    Martha Reeves & the Vandellas - "My Baby Loves Me"
    Martha Reeves & the Vandellas - "I'm Ready For Love"
    Junior Walker & the All-Stars - "What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)"

    QUESTION: Can Edwin Starr's "Headline News" count? Yes, I know, first recorded Ric-Tic, first 45 form would likely say so, but probable first full album appearance in Gordy's "Soul Master".
    Last edited by Ngroove; 12-28-2016 at 02:54 AM.

  18. #18
    No supremes? [hehe]...girl why you wanna make me blue[temps]..there's no love left[isley bros.]..i'll try something new[the miracles]..pretty little baby[marvin gaye]..malinda[bobby taylor]..all i do is think of you[the jacksons]..wild one[martha reeves and the vandellas]..hey love[stevie wonder]..can i[eddie kendricks]..two lovers[mary wells].

  19. #19
    I really can't do this, lol

    I can say that The Elgins' "Heaven Must Have Sent You" is my all-time FAVE Motown song!!

  20. #20
    Nowhere To Run - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
    Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While) - Kim Weston
    You've Really Got A Hold On Me - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
    Just Look What You've Done - Brenda Holloway
    Don't Look Back - The Temptations
    One Block From Heaven - Mary Wells
    Something About You - The Four Tops
    Love's Gone Bad - Chris Clark
    All I Do (Is Think About You) - Tammi Terrell
    Truly Yours - The Spinners

  21. #21
    Baby I need your loving-four tops
    Love is like a heatwave-martha and the vandellas
    It's a good feeling-the miracles
    Don't mess with Bill-the marvelettes
    My baby loves me-martha and the vandellas
    You're a wonderful one-marvin gaye
    You lost the sweetest boy-mary wells
    It's all in the game-four tops
    Ain't that peculiar-marvin gaye
    Jimmy mack-vandellas

  22. #22
    Three immediately come to mind:

    1. I Was Made to Love Her
    2. Function at the Junction
    3. The Temptations.

    More later.

  23. #23
    Here in no particular order are my favourites:

    1. Sweet Thing - Marvin Gaye
    2. Looking Back - Mary Wells
    3. Too Many Fish In The Sea - The Marvelettes
    4. First I Look At The Purse - The Contours
    5. Sad Song - Brenda Holloway
    6. These Eyes - Jr. Walker and The All Stars
    7. Baby, I'm For Real - The Originals
    8. Nobody'll Care - Martha and The Vandellas
    9. Can I - Eddie Kendricks
    10. If You Don't Want My Love - Four Tops

  24. #24
    This so hard...as a few have said before it would prob change if i was asked again tomorrow but heres todays.

    1...Without The One You Love...Four Tops
    2...I'll Be Alright...Brenda Holloway
    3...All I Do...Tammi Terrell
    4...Suspicion...Originals
    5...Spellbound...Martha And The Vandellas
    6...Come Round Here...Smokey & The Miracles
    7...Girl Why You Wanna Make Me Blue...Temptations
    8...My Smile Is Just A Frown...Carolyn Crawford
    9...Honey Boy...Mary Wells
    10...Put yourself in My Place...Elgins

  25. #25
    In no particular order:

    Shop Around (-A1 matrix version) by the Miracles

    Going to a Go-Go by the Miracles

    Snake Walk (both parts) by the Swinging Tigers (The Funk Bros)

    Money by Barrett Strong

    Mercy Mercy Me by Marvin Gaye

    Strange Love by Mary Wells

    Who's The Fool by Singin' Sammy Ward

    I Know How It Feels by the Satintones

    The Day Will Come by Freddie Gorman

    Please Mr. Postman by the Marvelettes

    There are only four sides on this list I would consider "perfect" recordings, but I love each of them just the same, warts and all.

  26. #26
    Yikes! This was harder than The Supremes thread. Here goes...

    1. Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)-Kim Weston
    2. Too Many Fish In the Sea-The Marvelettes
    3. Needle In A Haystack-The Velvelettes
    4. I Second That Emotion-The Miracles
    5. Nowhere to Run-Martha and the Vandellas
    6. Dancing In the Street-Martha and the Vandellas
    7. Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing-Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
    8. If You Really Love Me-Stevie Wonder
    9. Walk Away Renee-Four Tops
    10. I Want You Back-Jackson 5

  27. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by destruction View Post
    Three immediately come to mind:

    1. I Was Made to Love Her
    2. Function at the Junction
    3. The Temptations.

    More later.
    Does Your Mama Know About Me....b/w I Am Your Man.

    6 to go.

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