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    What Motown Songs Began With No/Very Little Intro Before The Vocals ?

    Not a favorite style of DJs at radio stations who liked to have room to speak over an intro, and not done much, [ added: but much more than I realized !]

    but what Motown songs wasted no time in getting into the lyrics??

    This one comes to mind right away:




    Others??
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    "I'm In A Different World" by Four Tops.

    "Some Things You Never Get Used To" by DRATS.

    "The Love You Save" by J5.

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    "Bye, Bye Baby" Mary Wells & "Whats Easy For Two" Mary Wells.

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    Seven Rooms Of Gloom - Four Tops
    Friend To Friend - Diana Ross
    Keep On Lovin' Me Honey - Marvin & Tammi
    The Onion Song - Marvin & Tammi
    [[I'm A) Road Runner - Junior Walker & The All Stars

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    "Please Mr. Postman", "Playboy", "Knock On My Door"-The Marvelettes
    "There's A Ghost In My House"-R. Dean Taylor
    "Stop In The Name Of Love", "Nothing But Heartaches"-The Supremes
    "Lonely Lonely Girl Am I"-The Velvelettes
    "Standing In The Shadows Of Love", "Bernadette"-Four Tops
    "Home Cooking"-Jr. Walker & The All Stars
    "I'll Always Love You"-The Spinners
    "Take Me In Your Arms [Rock Me A Little While]"-Kim Weston
    "Jimmy Mack"-Martha & The Vandellas
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    "Mickey's Monkey" - The Miracles
    "I've Got A Feeling" - Four Tops
    "I'll Turn To Stone" - Four Tops

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    “Stoned Love” - Supremes [[single version)
    “Going Down For The Third Time” - Supremes
    “I’ll Keep Holding On” - Marvelettes
    “My Baby Must Be A Magician” - Marvelettes
    “Too Busy Thinking About My Baby” - Marvin Gaye
    “Wild One” - Martha & Vandellas
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    Come And Get Memories - Martha & the Vandellas
    Take Me In Your Arms - Kim Weston
    I'm Sill Loving You - Kim Weston
    Fancy Meeting You Here - Kim Weston
    Build Him Up - Kim Weston

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    Shop Around- The Miracles
    You're All I Need to Get By- Diana Ross
    I'm Wondering- Stevie Wonder

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sotosound View Post
    "I'm In A Different World" by Four Tops.

    "Some Things You Never Get Used To" by DRATS.

    "The Love You Save" by J5.







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    Quote Originally Posted by motony View Post
    "Bye, Bye Baby" Mary Wells & "Whats Easy For Two" Mary Wells.




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    Quote Originally Posted by rovereab View Post
    Seven Rooms Of Gloom - Four Tops
    Friend To Friend - Diana Ross
    Keep On Lovin' Me Honey - Marvin & Tammi
    The Onion Song - Marvin & Tammi
    [[I'm A) Road Runner - Junior Walker & The All Stars




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    I didn't realize this thread had gone on for as long as it has. Interesting topic for sure. The only other ones I can think of at the moment that have not already been mentioned are two by Jimmy Ruffin.......Baby I've Got It and World So Wide, Nowhere to Hide, both of which are among my favorites by him.

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    "The Bells" by the Originals
    "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" by the Temptations

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motown Eddie View Post
    "Please Mr. Postman", "Playboy", "Knock On My Door"-The Marvelettes



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    Originally Posted by Motown Eddie

    "There's A Ghost In My House"-R. Dean Taylor
    "Stop In The Name Of Love", "Nothing But Heartaches"-The Supremes


    I expected this one:



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    "Can You Jerk Like Me" by The Contours…


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    A couple more:
    "Mother Dear", "Mother You Smother You", "Up The Ladder To The Roof"-The Supremes
    "Let's Get It On"-Marvin Gaye
    "[I Know] I'm Losing You" [single version]-Rare Earth
    "Fingertips [Pt. 2]"-Little Stevie Wonder
    "Do You Love Me [Now That I Can Dance]"-The Contours
    "Dancing Machine" [single version]-The Jackson 5

    Last edited by Motown Eddie; 04-12-2022 at 04:29 AM.

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    And-
    "Bad Girl"-The Miracles
    "Come To Me"-Marv Johnson
    "Come Get To This", "Distant Lover", "When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You"-Marvin Gaye

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    These have all got intros.

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    sorry that was for Boogidown lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by mowsville View Post
    These have all got intros.
    There's quite a few of these I wouldn't categorize as not having an intro. As for my contributions to the list of songs that just get right to it:

    Without the One You Love- 4 Tops
    You'll Never Cherish a Love So True- Delphis
    Try It Baby- Marvin Gaye
    I Can't Let My Heaven Walk Away- Stevie Wonder
    Buttered Popcorn- Supremes

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    there are a lot more of these than I realized! Could make for a fun CD


    MotownEddie:
    "Lonely Lonely Girl Am I"-The Velvelettes
    "Standing In The Shadows Of Love", "Bernadette"-Four Tops



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    This one is the opposite way round not even an intro or the song title! There's only one with two letters "It" Ron & Bill [Ronnie White & Smokey]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Jarvis View Post
    This one is the opposite way round not even an intro or the song title! There's only one with two letters "It" Ron & Bill [Ronnie White & Smokey]
    Two letter song titles. The only ones I can think of, Motown anyway, are "It" and "As". I guess that might make another good thread.

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    Touch Me In The Morning and It's My Turn [[Diana Ross)

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    ABC by the Jackson 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RanRan79 View Post
    Two letter song titles. The only ones I can think of, Motown anyway, are "It" and "As". I guess that might make another good thread.

    There's also "He" by DRATS for the "In Loving Memory" LP. Al Hibbler did the original version in the '50s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lockhartgary View Post
    There's also "He" by DRATS for the "In Loving Memory" LP. Al Hibbler did the original version in the '50s.
    Oh yeah, forgot about that one!

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    Stay In My Lonely Arms - 4 Tops/Elgins
    Love's Gone Bad - Chris Clark
    Keep On Loving Me - Frances Nero
    Can You Do It - Contours
    My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder
    You Can Depend On Me - Miracles

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    I'm surprised that so many names were mentioned and this one was left out. One of my favorite all time songs


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    Quote Originally Posted by milven View Post
    I'm surprised that so many names were mentioned and this one was left out. One of my favorite all time songs

    One of my favorites too. In fact I mentioned "Up The Ladder To The Roof" in post #19 on this thread as an example of a Motown song with with little or no intro before the vocals.

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    I've abandoned the notion of posting all the youtube links.

    But here are the titles --- so far ---in sum total:


    WAR - Edwin Starr
    "I'm In A Different World" by Four Tops.
    "Some Things You Never Get Used To" by DRATS.
    "The Love You Save" by J5.
    Bye, Bye Baby" Mary Wells & "Whats Easy For Two" Mary Wells
    Seven Rooms Of Gloom - Four Tops
    Friend To Friend - Diana Ross
    Keep On Lovin' Me Honey - Marvin & Tammi
    The Onion Song - Marvin & Tammi
    [[I'm A) Road Runner - Junior Walker & The All Stars
    "Please Mr. Postman", "Playboy", "Knock On My Door"-The Marvelettes
    "There's A Ghost In My House"-R. Dean Taylor
    "Stop In The Name Of Love", "Nothing But Heartaches"-The Supremes
    "Lonely Lonely Girl Am I"-The Velvelettes
    "Standing In The Shadows Of Love", "Bernadette"-Four Tops
    "Home Cooking"-Jr. Walker & The All Stars
    "I'll Always Love You"-The Spinners
    "Take Me In Your Arms [Rock Me A Little While]"-Kim Weston
    "Jimmy Mack"-Martha & The Vandellas
    "Mickey's Monkey" - The Miracles
    "I've Got A Feeling" - Four Tops
    "I'll Turn To Stone" - Four Tops
    “Stoned Love” - Supremes [[single version)
    “Going Down For The Third Time” - Supremes
    “I’ll Keep Holding On” - Marvelettes
    “My Baby Must Be A Magician” - Marvelettes
    “Too Busy Thinking About My Baby” - Marvin Gaye
    “Wild One” - Martha & Vandellas
    Come And Get Memories - Martha & the Vandellas
    Take Me In Your Arms - Kim Weston
    I'm Sill Loving You - Kim Weston
    Fancy Meeting You Here - Kim Weston
    Build Him Up - Kim Weston
    Shop Around- The Miracles
    You're All I Need to Get By- Diana Ross
    I'm Wondering- Stevie Wonder
    Jimmy Ruffin.......Baby I've Got It and World So Wide, Nowhere to Hide
    "The Bells" by the Originals
    "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" by the Temptations
    "Can You Jerk Like Me" by The Contours
    Mother Dear", "Mother You Smother You", "Up The Ladder To The Roof"-The Supremes
    "Let's Get It On"-Marvin Gaye
    "[I Know] I'm Losing You" [single version]-Rare Earth
    "Fingertips [Pt. 2]"-Little Stevie Wonder
    "Do You Love Me [Now That I Can Dance]"-The Contours
    "Dancing Machine" [single version]-The Jackson 5
    "Bad Girl"-The Miracles
    "Come To Me"-Marv Johnson
    "Come Get To This", "Distant Lover", "When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You"-Marvin Gaye

    Without the One You Love- 4 Tops
    You'll Never Cherish a Love So True- Delphis
    Try It Baby- Marvin Gaye
    I Can't Let My Heaven Walk Away- Stevie Wonder
    Buttered Popcorn- Supremes
    Touch Me In The Morning and It's My Turn [[Diana Ross)
    ABC by the Jackson 5.
    Stay In My Lonely Arms - 4 Tops/Elgins
    Love's Gone Bad - Chris Clark
    Keep On Loving Me - Frances Nero
    Can You Do It - Contours
    My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder
    You Can Depend On Me - Miracles
    FOREVER CAME TODAY - J5

    If anyone feels inclined to break these down by artist , please do!!
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    Check yourself[temptations]...you[marvin gaye].

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    "I'll Set You Free" DRATS [[Love Child Album)

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