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  1. #1

    Shortest and Longest Song Titles

    I was wondering what Motown songs had the shortest and the longest titles, including songs leased out to other labels and album tracks?

    I come up with "He" by DRATS, "It" by Ron and Bill and "As" by Stevie Wonder for shortest and "A Breath Taking, First Sight Soul Shaking, One Night Love Making, Next Day Heartbreaking Guy" by the Supremes for longest title.

    Any others off the tops of your heads?

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    Oooh I like this gary

    "Ma" by The Temptations / Undisputed Truth / Rare Earth

    "When It's To The Top (Still I Won't Stop Giving You Love)" by The Supremes


  3. #3
    and

    "You" by Marvin Gaye

    "You Make Your Own Heaven And Hell Right Here On Earth" by The Temptations / Undisputed Truth

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    Dobendobendoendobendobbie Diana Ross

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    It's Gonna Take A Lot Of Doing (To Undo All The Damage That You've Done) - Marvelettes

    When The Words From Your Heart Get Caught Up In Your Throat - Smokey Robinson and The Miracles.

    After You Put Back The Pieces (I'll Still Have A Broken Heart) - Miracles

    Every Now And Then We Get To Go On Down To Miami - Rare Earth

    What Do You Have To Do (To Stay On The Right Side Of Love) - Supremes & Four Tops

    I Got Your Water Boiling, Baby (I'm Gonna Cook Your Goose) - Spinners

    Too Hurt To Cry, Too Much In Love To Say Goodbye - Marvelettes & Supremes

    Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoo - Diana Ross

    I Cried For You (Now It's Your Turn To Cry Over Me) - Miracles & Diana Ross

    Got To See If I Can't Get Mommy (To Come Back Home) - David & Jimmy Ruffin


    If - Supremes & Four Tops
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    Technically the Supremes' song, also covered by The Marvelettes by the way, is only titled "A Breath Taking Guy", so I would think the other titles mentioned would have it beat.

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    Think again!
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    You beat me, brothadc! (Smile)

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    Marvin Gaye-"When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You".

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    I Like You The Way You Are (Don't Change Your Love On Me) - Michael Jackson
    Ready Or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love) - Jackson 5
    E-Ne-Me-Ne-Mi-Ne-Moe (The Choice Is Yours To Pull) - Jackson 5
    You Ain't Giving Me What I Want (So I'm Taking It All Back) - Jackson 5
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    Quote Originally Posted by brothadc View Post
    Think again!
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    I still can't believe they actually used the whole lyric as a song title. What on earth were they thinking?! LOL, you can barely fit it on the 7" label

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    Quote Originally Posted by longtimefan View Post
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    You beat me, brothadc! (Smile)
    Good job guys

    Never knew that

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    You guys never miss a trick do you? (And I mean that as a compliment.)

    But I was just going by the Where Did Our Love Go cover, and I cannot think of any compilations I have ever seen that have the extended title. Could it be that the 45 was printed that way just so they could emphasize the catchiness and the sing-a-long nature of the song?

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    Now we know why Diana called it by that name in an interview

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    Quote Originally Posted by daviddesper View Post
    You guys never miss a trick do you? (And I mean that as a compliment.)

    But I was just going by the Where Did Our Love Go cover, and I cannot think of any compilations I have ever seen that have the extended title. Could it be that the 45 was printed that way just so they could emphasize the catchiness and the sing-a-long nature of the song?
    I think the 45 was printed that way because that may have been the official title that Smokey gave it. And then when someone realized it was a ridiculous official title for a song, certainly too long of a title on a 45, Motown pulled it and released it with the shorter title.

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