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.
His first singles chart appearance captured the improvised, call-and-response electricity between Stevie and a Chicago crowd.
For all her other hits, Smokey Robinson's composition became the Detroit vocalist's defining song.
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.
Soul covers of The Great American Songbook have added a gospel-derived power and dancefloor-driven sexiness to these timeless standards.
Our uDiscover Music playlist celebrates the Prince of Motown, and a legacy that remains as powerful as ever.
When it came to a new song by Smokey Robinson, the departing Mary Wells' loss was Brenda's gain.
If you’re suffering from heartbreak, trying to get next to someone, or dreaming about the unattainable, the best Motown love songs will suit your mood.
The young singer who recorded 'Money (That's What I Want)' went on, with Norman Whitfield, to co-write many of the most indelible songs in Motown history.
Alongside his fellow Funk Brothers, Jamerson helped weave the very fabric of Tamla Motown’s imposing and infectious sound.
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.