The propulsive, tension-filled number came flying off the pens of Holland, Dozier and Holland and into the Motown studio.
Whether as a songwriter for himself, The Miracles, or for others, Smokey Robinson perfected the art of expression, penning countless classics for Motown.
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.
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.
Birthing some of the world’s greatest music, the history of New York’s Apollo Theater parallels the evolution of Black American identity.
If you’re a key member of a successful band, the solo bug will bite. Here we salute some of the most notable artists who found life after the band.
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.
Defining 'The Sound Of Young America' in the 60s, Motown dominated the decade with some of the most life-affirming music of all time.
Running for over four decades, ‘Top Of The Pops’ was a beloved television institution that became the go-to destination for music legends the world over.
In the first week of 1966, the duo arrived on the national US scene with the first in a series of classic singles for Stax.
'I've Passed This Way Before' made its debut on Billboard’s Top Selling R&B Singles chart of Christmas Eve 1966.
With The Smokey Robinson-penned ‘My Girl,’ The Temptations created a keystone soul song that put the group on the map, adding to Motown’s winning streak.