With some of its icons still making hits, and a new breed of R&B star rising through the ranks, Motown continued to dominate the charts in the 80s and 90s.
'Motown Chartbusters Volume 4' was not only another collection of big hits from the label, it became the latest No.1 in the series itself.
Only a year after Gladys Knight and the Pips took it to the top of the R&B chart, Marvin made 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine' his for keeps.
The Grammy-winning song is a revered example of the group’s fruitful relationship with producer Norman Whitfield and his co-writer Barrett Strong
'Stubborn Kind Of Fellow,' which Gaye co-wrote with Mickey Stevenson and Berry Gordy’s brother George, established him as a soul contender.
'Dancing In The Street' is the perfect Motown dance record: it's infectious and features great musicians playing their socks off.
The song turned out to be the end of a US pop crossover story that had begun eight years earlier.
On October 9, 1971, ‘Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler),' the latest 45 from Marvin's immortal 'What's Going On' album, bowed on the US pop and R&B charts.
The ebullient song was composed by the Motown writing team known as The Corporation, with Alphonso Mizell, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards and Berry Gordy himself.
The co-founder of the Miracles shares memories of life on the road and in the studio with Motown's first-ever signings.
The Miracles’ ‘Shop Around’ is one of the greatest soul songs of all time. Here's the story of how it got made.
One Motown smash replaced another at No. 1 in the US on September 19, 1970, as Edwin Starr’s ‘War’ was succeeded by Diana's 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough.'
The 1966 smash had the working title ‘This Is Where I Came In,’ before Holland-Dozier-Holland found the lyric they wanted.
Inspiring covers by everyone from The Beatles to Carpenters, The Marvelettes’ ‘Please Mr. Postman’ song put Motown on the map as a true cultural force.
In the summer of 1976, the band was on a strange lap of honor.