My List of Top 15 Motown/Soul Songs

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  1. Flashy

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    though this is a broad category, i include Motown/Soul pre- 1975 or so


    list yours....

    here is mine (though i am sure i have forgotten many great ones...i wanted to make it Top 10 but had to expand to 15, and even then it was really tough)

    1. Tears Of A Clown - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
    2. We Can Work It Out (cover) - Stevie Wonder
    3. Long Tall Sally - Little Richard
    4. Shotgun - Junior Walker & the All Stars
    5. Baby I Love You - Aretha Franklin
    6. I Second That Emotion - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
    7. Ooh Ooh Child - The Five Stairsteps
    8. Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
    9. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
    10. Cruisin - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
    11. Night Time is the Right Time - Ray Charles
    12. Soul Man - Sam & Dave
    13. In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
    14. Reflections - Diana Ross & The Supremes
    15. Marianne - Ray Charles
     
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    Where are Martha and the Vandellas on your list?? They are legends :smile:
     
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    i had enough of a hard time trying to fit even just those 15 in...

    let's see yours then! :biggrin1::wink:
     
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    Ha Ha 10 :eek: well here is a few:biggrin1:

    Never had a dream come true - stevie Wonder
    I'd Rather Go Blind - Etta James
    Love Child - The Supremes
    L-O-V-E - Al Green
    I've Been Loving You Too Long - Otis Redding
    A Change is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke
    I don't want to hear it anymore - Dusty Springfield
    What a Wonderful world - Sam Cooke
    You Send Me - Sam Coole
    Neither One Of Us - Gladys Knight
    Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
     
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    1). Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
    2). After the Dance - Marvin Gaye
    3). Ball of Confusion - The Temptations
    4). Get Ready - The Temptations
    5). Your Love is Lifting Me Higher - Jackie Wilson
    6). Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross
    7). Trouble Man - Marvin Gaye
    8). You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes
    9). Tenderness - Otis Redding
    10). Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While) - Kim Weston
    11). Land of 1000 Dances - Wilson Picket
    12). Inner City Blues - Marvin Gaye
    13). I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) - The Four Tops
    14). ABC - Jackson Five
    15). (You Make Me Feel) Like A Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin

    Just like Flashy Said, that was REALLY hard to narrow down. Narrowing down my favorite Marvin Gaye songs was excruciating. Most are from the Motown label but some are from Atlantic and Sam Cooke cut that tune for Keen Records.

    I must also add that one of my all time favorite songs is Grover Washington Jr's version of the Norman Whitfield composition for the Temptations - "Masterpiece". It's found on his Soul Box double record set. Sadly it's out of print and extremely hard to find. I have it on vinyl... I have a copy that I listen to and one that is still sealed in it's original plastic. A blistering version of Gaye's "Trouble Man" is on side one right after "Masterpiece".
     
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    I got two for ya...

    Who's Loving You - MichaelJackson /Jackson Five

    Can't Hurry Love - Dianna Ross
     
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    You've named many of my favourites already, but I also really love these.

    Everybody Plays the Fool - The Main Ingredient
    Stand by Me - Ben E. King
    I Heard it Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
    Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight & the Pips
    Lean on Me - Bill Withers
    Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
    Proud Mary - Ike & Tina Turner
     
  8. whatireallywant

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    I'm not even going to try to name 15! :smile:

    I've been checking out alto voices lately (because I'm an alto IRL) and so I've been listening to Martha & the Vandellas, Etta James, Gladys Knight and Tina Turner.

    I'm also a huge Stevie Wonder fan too, though!
     
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