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  1. #1

    Yep!... It's My Favorite

    So we have a great thread (https://soulfuldetroit.com/showthrea...-don-t-like-it) for songs you don't like from each Motown artist, but if you had one and ONLY ONE "best" song for each Motown act, what would it be?

    To be clear, you only get ONE per any configuration of any group... Supremes, DRATS, 70s Supremes... you get one. Pre-Ruffin, Ruffin, Post-Ruffin Tempts...you get one. Marvelettes, Vandellas... you get the point.

    What is the ONE best song for each Motown act you would put on a CD or vinyl to convince the unwashed masses that Motown is the best?

  2. #2
    Quote Originally Posted by thanxal View Post
    So we have a great thread (https://soulfuldetroit.com/showthrea...-don-t-like-it) for songs you don't like from each Motown artist, but if you had one and ONLY ONE "best" song for each Motown act, what would it be?

    To be clear, you only get ONE per any configuration of any group... Supremes, DRATS, 70s Supremes... you get one. Pre-Ruffin, Ruffin, Post-Ruffin Tempts...you get one. Marvelettes, Vandellas... you get the point.

    What is the ONE best song for each Motown act you would put on a CD or vinyl to convince the unwashed masses that Motown is the best?

    Talking "singles"

    Temptations - Take A Look Around
    Vandellas - My Baby Loves Me
    Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go
    Four Tops - It's All in the Game
    DR & Sups - Love Child
    Marvelettes - Don't Mess With Bill
    Gladys K & Pips - Neither One of Us
    Smokey Miracles - Ooo Baby Baby

    Diana - Remember Me

    70's Supremes - Nathan Jones
    Stevie Wonder - I Just Called to Say I Love You

    Marvin Gaye - I'll Be Doggone

  3. #3
    The Four Tops - Baby I Need Your Loving

  4. #4
    Isleys. This Old Heart of Mine
    Four Tops. Baby I Need your loving
    Vandellas. Heat Wave
    Elgins . Heaven Must Have Sent you
    Marvelettes. I’ll keep on Holding On
    Temptations. Since I Lost My Baby

  5. #5
    Junior Walker & The All Stars - (I’m A) Road Runner
    Jimmy Ruffin - Gonna Give Her All The Love I've Got
    Velvelettes - Needle In A Haystack
    Mary Wells - You Lost The Sweetest Boy
    Last edited by mowest; 10-01-2018 at 12:21 AM.

  6. #6
    Supremes: You Can't Hurry Love
    Vandellas: Bless You
    Marvelettes: Don't Mess With Bill
    Velvelettes: Needle in a Haystack
    Temptations: Ain't Too Proud to Beg
    Four Tops: I Got a Feeling
    Elgins: Heaven Must Have Sent You
    Marvin Gaye: That's the Way Love Is
    Miracles: Tears of a Clown
    Junior Walker: Road Runner
    Stevie Wonder: Nothing's Too Good For My Baby
    Gladys Knight and Pips: Got Myself a Good Man
    Jimmy Ruffin: Baby I've Got It

    That baker's dozen never grows old, along with hundreds of others. Back in the day it was almost as if Motown created music just for me!

  7. #7
    Temptations - My Girl
    Supremes - Baby Love
    Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)
    Marvin Gaye - Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
    Stevie Wonder - I Was Made To Love Her
    Martha & The Vandellas - I'm Ready For Love
    Marvelettes - Don't Mess With Bill
    Contours - Can You Do It
    Miracles - More Love
    Mary Wells - My Guy
    Gladys Knight & The Pips - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
    Junior Walker & The All Stars - What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)
    Last edited by Ngroove; 10-01-2018 at 12:15 AM.

  8. #8
    Haaaaaa,great post,ok-girl[why you wanna make me blue-temps]..i'll try something new[the miracles]..wild one[martha and the vandellas]..you're the one[marvelettes]..can i[eddie kendricks]..pretty little baby[marvin gaye]..nothing's too good for my baby[stevie wonder]..i'm gonna keep on trying[edwin starr]..shake me-wake me[the four tops]..these eyes[jr.walker and the all stars]..what's hard for one[mary wells]..tears[the supremes]..there's no love left[isley bros.]..keep on lovin me[marvin and tammi]..i'll always love you[the spinners].

  9. #9
    Eddie Kendricks- "If You Let Me"
    Martha & the Vandellas - "Ready for Love"
    Stevie Wonder - "Signed, Sealed, Delivered"
    Supremes -" You Are the Heart of Me"
    Shorty Long - "Function at the Junction"
    Gladys Knight & the Pips- "Friendship Train"
    David Ruffin - "Walk Away from Love"
    Diana Ross - Gettin' Ready for Love"
    Spinners - "Truly Yours"
    Marvelettes -"Don't Mess With Bill"
    Velvelettes - "Really Saying Something"
    Contours - " A Little Misunderstanding"
    Marvin Gaye -"How Sweet It Is to be Loved by You"
    Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - "Who's Gonna Take the Blame"
    Syreeta - "He's Gone"
    Jimmy Ruffin - "I've Passed This Way Before"
    Isley Brothers - "I Guess I'll Always Love You"
    Mary Wilson - "Pick Up the Pieces"
    Temptations - (I Know) I'm Losing You"
    Carolyn Crawford -"My Smile Is Just a Frown (Turned Upside Down)"
    Kim Weston - "Helpless"
    Mary Wells - "You Beat Me to the Punch"
    Rick James - "You and I"
    Teena Maria -"I Need Your Loving"
    Elgins - "Darling Baby"
    Fantastic Four - "The Whole World is a Stage"
    Eddie Holland - "Jamie"
    Marv Johnson - "You Got What It Takes"
    Junior Walker & The Allstars - "These Eyes"
    Barbara McNair - "Baby A Go Go"
    Barrett Strong -"Money"
    Originals - "Baby, I'm For Real"
    San Remo Golden Strings -"Hungry for Love"
    G.C. Cameron -"It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday"
    Thelma Houston - "Don't Leave Me This Way"
    Commodores - "Sweet Love"
    Dennis Edwards - " Don't Look Any Further"
    Dynamic Superiors - "Shoe Shoe Shine"
    Willie Hutch - "Love Power"
    Jackson 5- "I Want You Back"
    Jermaine Jackson -"That's How Love Goes"
    High Inergy - "Lovin' Fever"
    Michael Jackson- "I Wanna Be Where You Are"
    Bonnie Pointer -"Deep Inside My Soul"
    Valerie Simpson - "Silly Wasn't I"
    Rare Earth - "I Just Want to Celebrate"
    Switch - "There'll Never Be"
    DeBarge - "Time Will Reveal"
    El DeBarge -"Who's Johnny"
    The Monitors - "Say You"
    Edwin Starr - "25 Miles"
    Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers - "Malinda"
    R. Dean Taylor -"Indiana Wants Me"
    Stoney & Meatloaf - What You See Is What You Get"
    TaTa Vega -"Just Keep Thinking About You"
    The Undisputed Truth - "Smiling Faces"
    Boyz II Men - "End Of The Road"
    Dazz Band- "Whip It"
    Johnny Gill - "Rub You the Right Way"
    Val Young- "If You Should Ever Be Lonely"
    Vanity - "Under the Influence"
    Zhane - "Hey Mr. D.J."

  10. #10
    Supremes "Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart"
    Temptations "All I Need"
    Four Tops "Something About You"
    Smokey & the Miracles "The Love I Saw In You Was Just a Mirage"
    Marvin Gaye "You're a Wonderful One"
    Martha & the Vandellas "Nowhere To Run"
    Marvelettes "Don't Mess With Bill"
    Stevie Wonder "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)"
    Gladys Knight & the Pips "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"
    Diana Ross "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
    Mary Wells "You Beat Me to the Punch"
    Brenda Holloway "When I'm Gone"
    Kim Weston "Take Me In Your Arms"
    Shorty Long "Function at the Junction"
    Jr. Walker & the All-Stars "Road Runner"
    Elgins "Heaven Must Have Sent You"
    Jackson 5 "I Want You Back"
    Michael Jackson "Ben"
    David Ruffin "Walk Away From Love"
    Teena Marie "Square Biz"
    Commodores "Night Shift"
    Thelma Houston "Saturday Night, Sunday Morning"

    LOL Not enough to do today.
    Last edited by lucky2012; 10-02-2018 at 09:13 PM. Reason: add a favorite!

  11. #11
    1)"Two Lovers":Mary Wells 2)"Dancing In The Streets":Martha & the Vandellas 3)"Stubborn Kinda Fellow":Marvin Gaye 4."You've Really Got A Hold On Me":Miracles 5)"The Way You Do The Things You Do":Temptations 6)"Stop, In The Name Of Love":Supremes

  12. #12
    Marv Johnson - Come To Me
    Isley Brothers - I Guess I'll Always Love You
    Monitors - Say You
    Elgins - Heaven Must Have Sent You
    Shorty Long - Function At The Junction
    Edwin Starr - Headline News
    Chuck Jackson - Are You Lonely For Me Baby
    Velvelettes - He Was Really Sayin' Somethin'
    Fantastic Four - I Feel Like I'm Falling In Love Again
    Kim Weston - Helpless
    Brenda Holloway - When I'm Gone
    Jimmy Ruffin - I'll Say Forever My Love
    Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers - Malinda
    Originals - Just To Keep You Satisfied
    Tammi Terrell - If This World Were Mine
    Last edited by Ngroove; 10-02-2018 at 01:37 PM.

  13. #13
    Malinda[bobby taylor and the vancouvers]..all i do is think of you[jackson five].

  14. #14
    For my choices, I used a combination of my personal favourites and which songs best represent the artist and Motown!!!!

    The Temptations (1964-67) - My Girl
    The Temptations (1967-71) - I Can't Get Next To You
    The Temptations (1972-75) - Papa Was A Rollin' Stone
    The Temptations (1975-77) - Up The Creek (Without A Paddle)
    The Temptations (1980-87) - Treat Her Like A Lady

    The Supremes (1962-67) - You Keep Me Hangin' On
    The Supremes (1967-69) - Someday We'll Be Together
    The Supremes (1970-73) - Stoned Love
    The Supremes (1975-77) - You're My Driving Wheel

    The Miracles (1959-72) - I Second That Emotion
    The Miracles (1973-76) - Love Machine

    The Commodores (1972-81) - Machine Gun
    The Commodores (1983-85) - Nightshift

    The Four Tops - It's The Same Old Song
    The Contours - First I Look At The Purse
    The Originals - Don't Stop Now
    The Isley Brothers - This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)
    The Spinners - It's A Shame
    Junior Walker & The All Stars - Shotgun
    The Fantastic Four - How Big Is Your Heart
    Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers - I Am Your Man
    Rare Earth - I Just Want To Celebrate
    The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
    Switch - There'll Never Be
    Dazz Band - Let It Whip

    Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Nowhere To Run
    The Marvelettes - Too Many Fish In The Sea
    The Velvelettes - A Bird In The Hand (Is Worth Two In The Bush)
    The Sisters Love - Try It, You'll Like It
    The Jones Girls - All Night Long

    Gladys Knight & The Pips - No One Could Love You More
    The Elgins - Heaven Must Have Sent You
    The Monitors - Serve Yourself A Cup Of Happiness
    The Undisputed Truth - Smiling Faces Sometimes
    DeBarge - Rhythm Of The Night

    Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
    Stevie Wonder - Superstition
    Smokey Robinson - Cruisin'
    Lionel Ritchie - My Destiny
    Rick James - Bustin' Out (On Funk)
    Michael Jackson - Just A Little Bit Of You
    Jermaine Jackson - That's How Love Goes
    David Ruffin - I've Got A Need For You
    Eddie Kendricks - He's A Friend
    Dennis Edwards - Don't Look Any Further
    Bobby Taylor - Don't Be Afraid
    Edwin Starr - War
    Marv Johnson - Another Lonely Night (Completes Another Empty Day)
    Shorty Long - Here Comes The Judge
    Chuck Jackson - Lonely Lonely Man Am I
    Jimmy Ruffin - Everybody Needs Love
    Willie Hutch - Love Power
    G.C. Cameron - I'm Gonna Give You Respect

    Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out
    Mary Wells - My Guy
    Kim Weston - Helpless
    Brenda Holloway - Just Look What You've Done
    Tammi Terrell - Can't Stop Now (Love Is Calling)
    Chris Clark - I Just Can't Forget Him
    Barbara McNair - Countin' On You Babe
    Blinky - I Wouldn't Change The Man He Is
    Syreeta - I Love Every Little Thing About You
    Yvonne Fair - Stay A Little Longer
    Táta Vega - I Just Keep Thinking About You Baby
    Thelma Houston - Saturday Night, Sunday Morning
    Teena Marie - I Need Your Lovin'

    That was much more comprehensive than I intended it to be. Damn you OCD.
    Last edited by TomatoTom123; 10-02-2018 at 09:04 PM.

  15. #15
    This is tough...

    Supremes-Come See About Me
    Four Tops-Baby I Need Your Loving
    Temptations-Since I Lost My Baby
    Mary Wells-You Beat Me to The Punch
    Martha and the Vandellas-My Baby Loves Me
    Smokey and the Miracles-Tears of a Clown
    Marvelettes-Too Many Fish in the Sea
    Velvelettes-These Things Will Keep Me Loving You
    Diana Ross-Remember Me
    70s Supremes-Stoned Love

    Won't do Jackson five, can't really stand a little 12 year old screaming.

  16. #16
    Tough one but here's my picks-
    1. "Stop! In The Name Of Love"-The Supremes
    2. "Reach Out, I'll Be There"-Four Tops
    3. "My Girl"-The Temptations
    4. "I Want You Back"-The Jackson 5
    5. "The Tracks Of My Tears"-The Miracles
    6. "Dancing In The Street"-Martha & the Vandellas
    7. "Don't Mess With Bill"-The Marvelettes
    8. "Shotgun"-Jr. Walker & the All Stars
    9. "What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted"-Jimmy Ruffin
    10. "Uptight"-Stevie Wonder
    11. "My Guy"-Mary Wells
    12. "I Heard It Though The Grapevine"-Marvin Gaye
    13. "If I Were Your Woman"-Gladys Knight & the Pips

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