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 much-covered '(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons' had its origins at the end of World War II.
The blues singer-writer’s consistent success wasn’t going to be ending anytime soon.
Late in 1960, the first female star produced by the still-emerging company was making her R&B chart debut with 'Bye Bye Baby.'
The first queen of Motown followed her opening R&B No.1 with a second soul chart-topper in a row.
The artist they called the first lady of Motown scored her first R&B No.1 with a Smokey Robinson co-write and production.
Critics and fans acclaimed 'Let's Get It On' as his best album yet, and it promptly went platinum within three weeks.
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's hit inspires our Motown duets playlist.
The Detroit singer's Motown recordings included 'My Guy' and 'Two Lovers' and was given the nickname 'The Queen of Motown.'
Alongside his fellow Funk Brothers, he helped weave the very fabric of Tamla Motown’s imposing and infectious sound.
Both a euphoric floor-filler and a call to arms, Martha And The Vandellas’ ‘Dancing In The Street’ remains a prime example of Motown’s 60s pop perfection.
He wrote the classic that's been covered hundreds of times, and made other fine records of his own.
His first singles chart appearance captured the improvised, call-and-response electricity between Stevie and a Chicago crowd.
A pioneering and everlasting legend, Mary Wells was Motown’s first true icon, paving the way for an artistic freedom that others would come to follow.
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.