Inspiration for 'I Second That Emotion' struck when Smokey was out shopping with his friend and fellow writer Al Cleveland.
‘Shop Around’ is an absolutely vital part of the early development of Motown, and on 12 February 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.
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.
Even the world’s greatest artists raise their game for Super Bowl performances. Here are the best Super Bowl halftime shows in history.
In a few short years, Sam's songs and vocal technique influenced so many of the upcoming generation of stars.
On 14 January 1970 in Las Vegas, Diana Ross appeared in concert as a member of the Supremes for the final time.
Motown's first-ever chart-toppers rounded off a memorable 1967 as another Smokey song and production entered Billboard's Hot 100.
'Temptin' Temptations' was the second in the group's incredible sequence of ten consecutive No. 1 albums on the Billboard R&B chart.
For the perfect soundtrack for a festive get-together, the Motown Christmas playlist features the best Motown Christmas songs from the legendary label.
A generous offering for the holidays, the ‘A Motown Christmas’ album includes seasonal classics from Stevie, Smokey, The Supremes and Jackson 5.
“By honouring me, you are also honouring the entire Motown family – those who make Motown what it is today.”
By 1970, it was time for a second seasonal album offering from Smokey Robinson and the group.
The track evoked the Summer of Love of a few months earlier and made lyrical reference to The Beatles.
The engine that drove the Motown machine mas made up of the songwriters and producers who worked behind the scenes to create the Motown sound.
A song doesn’t have to have a message in order to change society. Race relations, gender equality and identity politics have all been shaped by music.