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.
The best Motown songs are timeless soul classics that capture everything it means to be in love, to suffer heartbreak – and to want to dance with abandon.
The Motown release hit No. 1 on 15 August 1992, in a run that stretched from summer into late autumn.
Mixing hip-hop with R&B, New Jack Swing dominated the US charts between 1989 and 1993, and its innovations have left an indelible influence on modern music.
Long before there were million-dollar studios or Pro Tools, there were great singing voices, whether they came out of barbershop quartets, Baptist churches or street corner doo-wop groups.
Kick-starting Boyz II Men’s stratospheric career, ‘Cooleyhighharmony’ merged hip-hop and doo-wop to produce some of R&B’s undisputed classics.
Motown’s great songwriters were the foundations of the Great American Soulbook, an imaginary, but nonetheless awe-inspiring collection of songs written in the name of soul. But it did not come easy.
Genre-defining anthems from the finest golden age of R&B, the best 90s R&B songs still fill dancefloors while speaking to the soul.
Steeped in tradition while pushing music into new frontiers, modern R&B has infiltrated the mainstream and become the go-to sound for pop music.
The show will also feature such fellow Motown greats as Martha Reeves, Holland Dozier Holland and Boyz II Men.
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As 'Luck Of The Draw' continued its multi-platinum success in America, Bonnie made the UK singles chart for the first time with its beautiful ballad 'I Can't Make You Love Me.'
The best Christmas hip-hop and R&B songs find Kanye giving the gift of a guest spot and Kurtis Blow doing a different kind of Christmas wrapping.
For the perfect soundtrack for a festive get-together, the Motown Christmas playlist features the best Motown Christmas songs from the legendary label.
Produced by legendary songwriter, composer and producer David Foster, the album includes Christmas classics like ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’, ‘Winter Wonderland’ and ‘Silent Night’.