The group's brilliant vocal performance on another memorable Norman Whitfield/Barrett Strong composition climbed to No. 1.
The group performed their new Holland-Dozier-Holland song on 'The Ed Sullivan Show,' but it peaked at No. 9 in the US.
The Whitfield-Strong song matched a typically socially aware lyric with a busy, funky, brass-fuelled beat.
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.
Many misunderstood political songs have been taken to be calls to rebellion or patriotic chest-beaters – a far cray from the artists’ original intentions.
Ken Burns’ compelling documentary, ‘The Vietnam War’ explores one of the darkest hours in US history and the music that came out of it.
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.
'Motown Chartbusters Volume 4' was not only another collection of big hits from the label, it became the latest No. 1 in the series itself.
The Holland-Dozier-Holland classic was released in the US just three weeks after ‘Where Did Our Love Go’ had finished its two-week reign.
The first queen of Motown followed her opening R&B No. 1 with a second soul chart-topper in a row.
‘Cloud Nine’ is often assumed to be about getting high, but The Temptations’ Otis Williams swears “there weren’t drug references”.
The powerful 'I Can't Get Next To You' was the second single from the group's 'Puzzle People' album.
The band's 12th UK studio album seized the momentum of the title track, opening single and future staple of their live set.
Whitfield and Barrett Strong's psychedelic soul story of a wayward father and the family he left behind became a Motown classic.
Not often a label thought of in hip-hop terms, the best Motown samples prove that Berry Gordy’s empire had more than enough beats for the crate-diggers.
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.