The less-remembered single peaked outside the Top 20 of both soul and pop charts in the US.
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.
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Having helped birth soul music in the 60s, Motown helped it mature in the 70s, creating classic albums and asking some of the biggest questions of the era.
Hailed as 'the truest artist' Motown founder Berry Gordy has ever known, Marvin Gaye was an uncompromising force that defined soul music in the 70s.
Absorbing and life-affirming, Smokey Robinson’s ‘A Quiet Storm’ is one of the landmark soul albums of its era, and its innovations continue to resonate.
Representing its era of soul music perfectly, ‘The Temptations Sing Smokey’ paired five iconic voices with Motown’s leading songwriter for a stunning album.
As a young man, Robinson received a helping hand from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan in Detroit.
When it came to a new song by Smokey Robinson, the departing Mary Wells' loss was Brenda's gain.
Whether as a songwriter for himself, The Miracles, or for others, Smokey Robinson perfected the art of expression, penning countless classics for Motown.
An introduction to one of the most immediately recognizable voices in American popular music.
One of the great careers in soul music was launched on Smokey's 18th birthday with an answer record.
‘Shop Around’ is an absolutely vital part of the early development of Motown, and on February 12, 1961 it became their first million-seller.
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.
Even the world’s greatest artists raise their game for Super Bowl performances. Here are the best Super Bowl halftime shows in history.