Motown discography


Motown discography

This is the discography for Motown as well as its subsidiaries and imprints.

Contents

Singles

Year Month Title Artist Label & Number Nation
A-side B-side
1959 Jan "I Can't Concentrate" "Insane" Wade Jones Rayber 1001 US
"Come to Me" "Whisper" Marv Johnson Tamla T 101 US
Feb "Merry-Go-Round" "It Moves Me" Eddie Holland Tamla T 102 US
Apr "Let's Rock" "Do the Very Best You Can" Barrett Strong Tamla T 54021 US
"Solid Sender" "I'll Never Love Again" Chico Leverett Tamla T 54024 US
Jun "Snake Walk (Part 1)" "Snake Walk (Part 2)" The Swinging Tigers Tamla T 54024 (sic) US
"It" "Don't Say Bye Bye" Ron & Bill Tamla T 54025 US
Jul "Going to the Hop" "Motor City" The Satintones Tamla T 54026 US
Aug "Money (That's What I Want)" "Oh I Appologize" Barrett Strong Tamla T 54027 US
"Ich-i-bon #1" "Cool and Crazy" Nick & the Jaguars Tamla T 5501 US
Sep "Bad Girl" "I Love Your Baby" The Miracles Motown G1 US
"The Feeling Is So Fine" "(You Can) Depend on Me" The Miracles Tamla T 54028 US
Oct "My Beloved" "Sugar Daddy" The Satintones Motown M 1000 US
"You Never Miss a Good Thing" "Hold Me Tight" / "Gotta Have Your Lovin'" Eugene Remus Motown M 1001 US
Nov "The Hunch" "Hot Cross Buns" Paul Gayten London American HLM 8998 UK
1960 Feb "Way Over There" "(You Can) Depend on Me" (second version) The Miracles Tamla T 54028 (sic) US
Apr "Money (That's What I Want)" "Oh I Apologise" Barrett Strong London American HL 9088 UK
Jul "Yes, No, Maybe So" "You Knows What to Do" Barrett Strong Tamla T 54029 US
Aug "Custer's Last Man" "Shimmy Gully" Popcorn and the Mohawks Motown M 1002 US
"Who Wouldn't Love a Man Like That" "You Made a Fool Out of Me" Mable John Tamla T 54031 US
"Whirlwind" "I'm Gonna Cry (If You Quit Me)" Barrett Strong Tamla T 54033 US
Sep "Bye Bye Baby" "Please Forgive Me" Mary Wells Motown M 1003 US
"What Makes You Love Him" "That Child Is Really Wild" Singin' Sammy Ward Tamla T 54030 US
"Who's the Fool" "That Child Is Really Wild" Singin' Sammy Ward Tamla T 54030 (second pressing) US
"Shop Around" "Who's Lovin' You" The Miracles Tamla T 54034 US
Oct "True Love" "It's You" Herman Griffin Tamla T 54032 US
Nov "Oh Lover" "That's Why I Love You So Much" Sherri Taylor & Singin' Sammy Ward Motown M 1004 US
1961 Jan "I've Got a Notion" "We Really Love Each Other" Henry Lumpkin Motown M 1005 US
"Don't Feel Sorry for Me" "Heart" Jimmy Ruffin Miracle MIR 1 US
Feb "Don't Let Him Shop Around" "A New Girl" Debbie Dean Motown M 1007 US
"Ain't It Baby" "The Only One I Love" The Miracles Tamla T 54036 US
"Money and Me" "You've Got What It Takes" Barrett Strong Tamla T 54035 US
"When I Needed You" "Continental Strut" Little Iva & Her Band Miracle MIR 02 US
"Whole Lotta' Woman" "Come On and Be Mine" The Contours Motown M 1008 US
"Shop Around" "Who's Lovin' You" The Miracles London American HL 9276 UK
Mar "I Want a Guy" "Never Again" The Supremes Tamla T 54038 US
"He Lifted Me" "Behold the Saints of God" The Gospel Stars Tamla T 54037 US
"Poor Sam Jones" "They Rode Through the Valley" Mickey Woods Tamla T 54039 US
Apr "Money (That's What I Want)" "I'll Still Be Around" Richard Wylie and His Band Motown M 1009 US
"Tomorrow and Always" "A Love That Can Never Be" The Satintones Motown M 1006 US
May "Blibberin' Blabbin' Blues" "Don't Say Bye Bye" Gino Parks Miracle MIR 03 US
"Angel" "A Love That Can Never Be" The Satintones Motown M 1006 (third pressing) US
"(I'm Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over" "Witchcraft" Marvin Gaye Tamla (no catalogue number) US
"Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide" "Never Let You Go (Sha Lu Bop)" Marvin Gaye Tamla T 54041 US
Jun "I Don't Want to Take a Chance" "I'm So Sorry" Mary Wells Motown M 1011 US
"Rosa Lee (Stay Off the Bell)" "Shoo-Doo" Andre Williams Miracle MIR 04 US
"Misery" "Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right" Barrett Strong Tamla T 54043 US
"Broken Hearted" "Mighty Good Lovin'" The Miracles Tamla T 54044 US
"No Love" "Looking for a Man" Mable John Tamla T 54040 US
"Same Thing" "That's No Lie" Gino Parks Tamla T 54042 US
"I Know How It Feels" "My Kind of Love" The Satintones Motown M 1010 US
"Buttered Popcorn" "Who's Lovin' You" The Supremes Tamla T 54045 US
"Ain't It Baby" "The Only One I Love" The Miracles London American HL 9366 UK
Jul "Oh Mother of Mine" "Romance Without Finance" The Temptations Miracle M 5 US
Aug "I am Bound" "Precious Memories" The Golden Harmoneers Motown M 1015 US
"Please Mr. Postman" "So Long Baby" The Marvelettes Tamla T 54046 US
"The Stretch" "Funny" The Contours Motown M 1012 US
"Itsy Bity Pity Love" "But I'm Afraid" Debbie Dean Motown M 1014 US
Sep "They Shall Be Mine" "Jesus Loves" Rev. Columbus Mann Tamla T 54047 US
"Someone to Call My Own" "You're My Desire" The Equadors Miracle MIR 7 US
"Love Me" "Darling Tonight" Pete Hartfield Miracle M 8 US
"Everybody's Gotta Pay Some Dues" "I Can't Believe" The Miracles Tamla T 54048 US
Oct "Angel in Blue" "Blue Cinderella" Joel Sebastian Miracle MIR 9 US
"Strange Love" "Come to Me" Mary Wells Motown M 1016 US
"The Day Will Come" "Just for You" Freddie Gorman Miracle MIR 11 US
"Have I the Right" "Real Good Lovin'" Popcorn & the Mohawks Motown M 1019 US
"Zing Went the Strings of My Heart" "Faded Letter" The Satintones Motown M 1020 US
"Jamie" "Take a Chance On Me" Eddie Holland Motown M 1021 US
"Greetings (This Is Uncle Sam)" "Take a Chance" The Valadiers Miracle M 6 US
Nov "Actions Speak Louder Than Words" "Take Me" Mable John Tamla T 54050 US
"What Makes You Love Him" (version two) "Don't Take It Away" Sammy Ward Tamla T 54049 US
"Check Yourself" "Your Wonderful Love" The Temptations Miracle MIR 12 US
"Small Sad Sam" "Tie Me Tight" Bob Kayli Tamla T 54051 US
"Whose Heart (Are You Gonna Break Now)" "I'll Call You" Don McKenzie Miracle MIR 10 US
"Xmas Twist" "White House Twist" The Twistin' Kings Motown M 1022 US
Dec "Please Mr. Kennedy" "(They Call Me) Cupid" Mickey Woods Tamla T 54052 US
"Twistin' Postman" "I Want a Guy" The Marvelettes Tamla T 54054 US
"What's So Good About Goodbye" "I've Been Good To You" The Miracles Tamla T 54053 US
"Congo, Pt. 1" "Congo, Pt. 2" The Twistin' Kings Motown M 1023 US
"Please Mr. Postman" "So Long Baby" The Marvelettes Fontana H 355 UK
1962 Jan "Mr. Sandman" "I'm Yours, You're Mine" Marvin Gaye Tamla T 54055 US
"What Is a Man (Without a Woman)" "Don't Leave Me" Henry Lumpkin Motown M 1013 US
Feb "The One Who Really Loves You" "I'm Gonna Stay" Mary Wells Motown M 1024 US
"Your Baby's Back" "Request of a Fool" The Downbeats Tamla T 54056 US
Mar "Big Joe Moe" "Everybody Knew It but Me" Singin' Sammy Ward Tamla T 54057 US
"Everybody's Talking About My Baby" "I Cried All Night" Debbie Dean Motown M 1025 US
"I Out-Duked the Duke" "Baby I Need You" Little Otis Tamla T 50458 US
"(You're My) Dream Come True" "Isn't She Pretty" The Temptations Gordy G 7001 US
"What's So Good About Goodbye" "I've Been Good To You" The Miracles Fontana H 384 UK
"Twistin' Postman" "I Want a Guy" The Marvelettes Fontana H 386 UK
"Jamie" "Take a Chance on Me" Eddie Holland Fontana H 387 UK
Apr "You Deserve What You Got" "Last Night I Had a Vision" Eddie Holland Motown M 1026 US
"I'll Try Something New" "You Never Miss a Good Thing" The Miracles Tamla T 54059 US
"Playboy" "All the Love I've Got" The Marvelettes Tamla T 54060 US
"Come into My Palace" "Trying to Make It" Lee & the Leopards Gordy G 7002 US
May "(If) Cleopatra Took a Chance" "What About Me" Eddie Holland Motown M 1030 US
"Soldier's Plea" "Taking My Time" Marvin Gaye Tamla T 54063 US
"Your Heart Belongs to Me" "(He's) Seventeen" The Supremes Motown M 1027(two pressings) US
"Exodus" "I Remember You" Hank & Carol Diamond Workshop Jazz 2001 US
"Opus No. 3" "March Lightly" Earl Washington All-Stars Workshop Jazz 2002 US
"Because I Love Her" "While I'm Away" The Valadiers Gordy G 7003 US
"I Call It Pretty Music but the Old People Call It the Blues (Part 1)" "I Call It Pretty Music but the Old People Call It the Blues (Part 2)" Litte Stevie Wonder Tamla T 54061 US
Jun "Sleep (Little One)" "Uptight" Herman Griffin Motown M 1028 US
"Dearest One" "Fortune Teller (Tell Me)" Lamont Dozier Mel-o-dy 102 US
"Same Old Story" "I'll Cry a Million Tears" Mickey McCullers Tamla T 54064 US
"Do You Love Me" "Move Mr. Man" The Contours Gordy G 7005 US
"Back In My Arms" "Is It True (What They Say About You)" Hattie Littles Gordy G 7004
(unreleased)
US
Jul "Fire" "For This I Thank You" Gino Parks Tamla T 54066 US
"I Found Myself a Brand New Baby" "It's Too Bad" Mike and the Modifiers Gordy G 7006 US
"Mo Jo Hanna" "Break Down and Sing" Henry Lumpkin Motown M 1029 US
"Beechwood 4-5789" "Someday, Someway" The Marvelettes Tamla T 54065 US
"You Beat Me to the Punch" "Old Love (Let's Try It Again)" Mary Wells Motown M 1032 US
"This Is Our Night" "You're My Inspiration" The Creations Mel-o-dy M 101 US
"Camel Walk" "It's Gonna Be Hard Times" Saundra Mallett & the Vandellas Tamla T 54067 US
"Stubborn Kind of Fellow" "It Hurt Me Too" Marvin Gaye Tamla T 54068 US
"That's What He Is to Me" "Pilgrim of Sorrow" The Wright Specials Divinity 99004 US
"Way Over There" "If Your Mother Only Knew" The Miracles Tamla T 54069 US
Aug "If It's Love (It's Alright)" "It's Not Too Late" Eddie Holland Motown M 1031 US
"Someday Pretty Baby" "Part Time Love" Singin' Sammy Ward Tamla T 54071 US
Sep "Your Love Is Wonderful" "Here You Come" Hattie Littles Gordy G 7007 US
"Trouble Lover" "Show Me Some Sign" The Charters Mel-o-dy M 104 US
"I'll Have to Let Him Go" "My Baby Won't Come Back" Martha and the Vandellas Gordy G 7011 US
"Mind Over Matter (I'm Gonna Make You Mine)" "I'll Love You Till I Die" The Pirates Mel-o-dy M-105 US
"You Beat Me to the Punch" "Old Love (Let's Try It Again)" Mary Wells Oriole CBA 1762 UK
"Do You Love Me" "Move Mr. Man" The Contours Oriole CBA 1763 UK
"Beechwood 4-5789" "Someday, Someway" The Marvelettes Oriole CBA 1764 UK
Oct "Little Water Boy" "La La La La La" Little Stevie Wonder & Clarence Paul Tamla T 54070 US
"Strange I Know" "Too Strong to Be Strung Along" The Marvelettes Tamla T 54072 US
"You'll Never Cherish a Love So True ('Til You Lose It)" "There He Is (At My Door)" The Vells Mel-o-dy M 103 US
"Paradise" "Slow Down Heart" The Temptations Gordy G 7010 US
"Two Lovers" "Operator" Mary Wells Motown M 1035 US
"I Found Myself A Brand New Baby" "It's Too Bad" Mike & the Modifiers Oriole CBA 1775 UK
Nov "Let Me Go the Right Way" "Time Changes Things" The Supremes Motown M 1034 US
"Hold on Pearl" "Toodle Loo" Bob Kayli Gordy G 7008 US
"Happy Landing" "You've Really Got a Hold on Me" The Miracles Tamla T 54073 US
"Shake Sherry" "You Better Get in Line" The Contours Gordy G 7012 US
Dec "Camel Walk" "The Chaperone" LaBrenda Ben & the Beljeans Gordy G 7009 US
"Darling, I Hum Our Song" "Just a Few More Days" Eddie Holland Motown M 1036 US
"Hitch Hike" "Hello there Angel" Marvin Gaye Tamla T 54075 US
"Contract on Love" "Sunset" Little Stevie Wonder Tamla T 54074 US
1963 Jan "I Found a Girl" "You'll Be Sorry Someday" The Valadiers Gordy G 7013 US
"Good-Bye Cruel Love" "Envious" Linda Griner Motown M 1037 US
"I Want to Talk about You" "So in Love" Paula Greer Workshop Jazz 2003
(unreleased)
US
"You've Really Got a Hold on Me" "Happy Landing" The Miracles Oriole CBA 1795 UK
"Two Lovers" "Operator" Mary Wells Oriole CBA 1796 UK
Feb "Laughing Boy" "Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right" Mary Wells Motown M 1039 US
"Sugar Cane Curtain" "Dingbat Diller" The Chuck-a-Lucks Mel-o-dy 106 US
"It Should Have Been Me" "Love Me All the Way" Kim Weston Tamla T 54076 US
"Locking Up My Heart" "Forever" The Marvelettes Tamla T 54077 US
"Come and Get These Memories" "Jealous Lover" Martha and the Vandellas Gordy G 7014 US
"My Heart Can't Take It No More" "You Bring Back Memories" The Supremes Motown M 1040 US
"Late Freight" "Mellow in Coli" Dave Hamilton Workshop Jazz 2004 US
"I'mi See You Later" "I Did" Johnny Griffith Trio Workshop Jazz 2005 US
"Bobbie" "El Rig" George Bohannon Quartet Workshop Jazz 2006 US
"I Did" "Falling in Love with Love" Paula Greer Workshop Jazz 2007 US
"Shake Sherry" "You Better Get in Line" The Contours Oriole CBA 1799 UK
"Stubborn Kind of Fellow" "It Hurts Me Too" Marvin Gaye Oriole CBA 1803 UK
Mar "The Interview (Summit Chanted Meeting)" "Peaceful" Bert "Jack" Haney & Bruce "Nikiter" Armstrong Mel-o-dy 107 US
"My Baby Gave Me Another Chance" "I'll Make It Up to You Somehow" Amos Milburn Motown M 1038 US
"Don't Let Her be Your Baby" "It Must be Love" The Contours Gordy G 7016 US
"Oh Freddy" "It Hurt Me Too" Connie Van Dyke Motown M 1041 US
"A Love She Can Count On" "I Can Take a Hint" The Miracles Tamla T 54078 US
"I Want a Love I Can See" "The Further You Look, the Less You See" The Temptations Gordy G 7015 US
"If it's Love (It's Alright)" "It's Not Too Late" Eddie Holland Oriole CBA 1808 UK
"I Found a Girl" "You'll Be Sorry Someday" The Valadiers Oriole CBA 1809 UK
"I'll Have to Let Him Go" "My Baby Won't Come Back" Martha and the Vandellas Oriole CBA 1814 UK
Apr "Pride and Joy" "One of These Days" Marvin Gaye Tamla T 54079 US
"Your Old Standby" "What Love Has Joined Together" Mary Wells Motown M 1042 US
"Baby Shake" "Brenda" Eddie Holland Motown M 1043 US
"Why Go Out of Your Way" "I'll Go Anywhere" Billy Merritt Mel-o-dy 108
(unreleased)
US
"Locking Up My Heart" "Forever" The Marvelettes Oriole CBA 1817 UK
"Come and Get These Memories" "Jealous Lover" Martha and the Vandellas Oriole CBA 1819 UK
May "Fingertips (Part 1)" "Fingertips (Part 2)" Little Stevie Wonder Tamla T 54080 US
"First You've Got to Recognize God" "I'm Going Home" The Burnadettes Divinity 99007 US
"I'm Hooked" "We're Only Young Once" Bunny Paul Gordy G 7017 US
"Going Steady Anniversary" "Pushing Up Daisies" The Stylers Gordy G 7018 US
"Laughing Boy" "Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right" Mary Wells Oriole CBA 1829 UK
"Don't Let Her Be Your Baby" "It Must Be Love" The Contours Oriole CBA 1831 UK
Jun "Ninety-Nine and a Half Won't Do" "I Won't Go Back" The Wright Specials Divinity 99005 US
"Pa (I Need a Car)" "You Get Ugly" The Contours Gordy G 7019 US
"My Daily Prayer" "I'll Make It Up to You Somehow" Amos Milburn Motown M 1046
(unreleased)
US
"A Breathtaking Guy" "(The Man with the) Rock and Roll Banjo Band" The Supremes Motown M 1044 US
"What Goes Up, Must Come Down" "Come On Home" Holland–Dozier Motown M 1045 US
"Who Wouldn't Love a Man like That" (version two) "Say You'll Never Let Me Go" Mable John Tamla T 54081 US
"Farewell My Love" "May I Have This Dance" The Temptations Gordy G 7020 US
Jul "My Daddy Knows Best" "Tie a String around Your Finger" The Marvelettes Tamla T 54082 US
"(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave" "A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday)" Martha and the Vandellas Gordy G 7022 US
"Give God a Chance" "Have You any Time for Jesus" The Gospel Stars Divinity 99006 US
"Mickey's Monkey" "Whatever Makes You Happy" The Miracles Tamla T 54083 US
"There He Goes" "That's the Reason Why" The Velvelettes PG 45-1002 US
"Pride and Joy" "One of These Days" Marvin Gaye Oriole CBA 1846 UK
"Your Old Standby" "What Love Has Joined Together" Mary Wells Oriole CBA 1847 UK
Aug "Back to School" "Pig Knuckles" The Morrocco Muzik Makers Motown M 1047 US
"Just Be Yourself" "I Can't Help It, I Gotta Dance" LaBrenda Ben Gordy G 7021 US
"You Lost the Sweetest Boy" "What's Easy for Two Is So Hard for One" Mary Wells Motown M 1048 US
"Fingertips (Part 1)" "Fingertips (Part 2)" Little Stevie Wonder Oriole CBA 1853 UK
Sep "Workout Stevie, Workout" "Monkey Talk" Little Stevie Wonder Tamla T 54086 US
"Can I Get a Witness" "I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby" Marvin Gaye Tamla T 54087 US
"We Shall Overcome" "Trouble in This Land" Liz Lands Divinity 99008
(unreleased)
US
""Mickey's Monkey" "Whatever Makes You Happy" The Miracles Oriole CBA 1863 UK
Oct "As Long as I Know He's Mine" "He Won't Be True (Little Girl Blue)" The Marvelettes Tamla T 54088 US
"I'm on the Outside Looking In" "I Couldn't Cry If I Wanted To" Eddie Holland Motown M 1049 US
"Just Loving You" "Another Train Coming" Kim Weston Tamla T 54085 US
"Too Hurt to Cry, Too Much in Love to Say Goodbye" "Come on Home" The Darnells Gordy G 7024 US
"The Big Wheel" "That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine" Howard Crockett Mel-o-dy 109 US
"Forget About Me" "Devil in His Heart" Carolyn Crawford Motown M 1050 US
"When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes" "Standing at the Crossroads of Love" The Supremes Motown M 1051 US
"I Gotta Dance to Keep from Crying" "Such Is Love, Such Is Life" The Miracles Tamla T 54089 US
"I've Got That Feeling" "I Want My Share" Cornell Blakely Rich 1801 US
"(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave" "A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday)" Martha and the Vandellas Stateside SS 228 UK
Nov "Quicksand" "Darling, I Hum Our Song" Martha and the Vandellas Gordy G 7025 US
"The Christmas Song" "Christmas Everyday" The Miracles Tamla T 54084 / EX-009
(unreleased)
US
"Workout Stevie Workout" "Monkey Talk" Little Stevie Wonder Stateside SS 238 UK
"You Lost the Sweetest Boy" "What's Easy for Two Is So Hard for One" Mary Wells Stateside SS 242 UK
"Can I Get a Witness" "I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby" Marvin Gaye Stateside SS 243 UK
Dec "May What He Lived for Live" "He's Got the Whole World in His Hand" Liz Lands Gordy G 7026 US
"Leaving Here" "Brenda" Eddie Holland Motown M 1052 US
"Stevie" "(He Is) The Boy of My Dreams" Patrice Holloway VIP 25001 US
1964 Jan "Castles in the Sand" "Thank You (For Loving Me All the Way)" Little Stevie Wonder Tamla T 54090 US
"Live Wire" "Old Love (Let's Try It Again)" Martha and the Vandellas Gordy G 7027 US
"Shambles" "Beautiful Women" Gene Henslee Mel-o-dy 110 US
"The Way You Do the Things You Do" "Just Let Me Know" The Temptations Gordy G 7028 US
"If Your Heart Says No" "I'll Cry Tomorrow" The Serenaders VIP 25002 US
"He's a Good Guy (Yes He Is)" "Goddess of Love" The Marvelettes Tamla T 54091 US
"How Can We Tell Him" "Better Late Than Never" Bobby Breen Motown M 1053 US
"Quicksand" "Darling, I Hum Our Song" Martha and the Vandellas Stateside SS 250 UK
"As Long as I Know He's Mine" "Little Girl Blue" The Marvelettes Stateside SS 251 UK
"When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes" "Standing at the Crossroads of Love" The Supremes Stateside SS 257 UK
Feb "Run, Run, Run" "I'm Giving You Your Freedom" The Supremes Motown M 1054 US
"After the Showers Come Flowers" "Don't Be a Cry Baby" Joannie and the Triangles VIP 25003 US
"(You Can't Let the Boy Overpower) The Man in You" "Heartbreak Road" The Miracles Tamla T 54092 US
"Only You" "Right Now" Sammy Turner Motown M 1055 US
"Give Me a Kiss" "She's My Baby" The Hornets VIP 25004 US
"You're a Wonderful One" "When I'm Alone I Cry" Marvin Gaye Tamla T 54093 US
"Can You Do It" "I'll Stand By You" The Contours Gordy G 7029 US
"Set Me Free" "Set Me Free" Lee Alan Summer Camp ZTSC 94422 US
"My Lady Bug Stay Away from That Beatle" "Poor Girl" R. Dean Taylor VIP 25005
(unreleased)
US
"I Gotta Dance to Keep from Crying" "Such Is Love, Such Is Life" The Miracles Stateside SS 263 UK
Mar "Like a Nightmare" "If You Were Mine" The Andantes VIP 25006 US
"Midnight Johnny" "Keep Me" Liz Lands Gordy G 7030 US
"My Guy" "Oh Little Boy (What Did You Do to Me)" Mary Wells Motown M 1056 US
"In My Lonely Room" "A Tear for the Girl" Martha and the Vandellas Gordy G 7031 US
"Devil with the Blue Dress" "Wind It Up" Shorty Long Soul S 35001 US
"Every Little Bit Hurts" "Land of a Thousand Boys" Brenda Holloway Tamla T 54094 US
"Bringing in the Gold" "I've Been a Long Time Leaving" Howard Crockett Mel-o-dy 111 US
"Satisfied Mind" "That's What's Happenin'" Bruce Channel Mel-o-dy 112 US
"Live Wire" "Old Love (Let's Try Again)" Martha and the Vandellas Stateside SS 272 UK
Apr "Once Upon a Time" "What's the Matter with You Baby" Marvin Gaye & Mary Wells Motown M 1057 US
"Just Ain't Enough Love" "Last Night I Had a Vision" Eddie Holland Motown M 1058 US
"I'll Be in Trouble" "The Girl's Alright with Me" The Temptations Gordy G 7032 US
"He's a Good Boy (Yes He Is)" "Goddess of Love" The Marvelettes Stateside SS 273 UK
"The Way You Do the Things You Do" "Just Let Me Know" The Temptations Stateside SS 278 UK
"(You Can't Let the Boy Overpower) The Man in You"} "Heartbreak Road" The Miracles Stateside SS 282 UK
"You're a Wonderful One" "When I'm Alone I Cry" Marvin Gaye Stateside SS 284 UK
"Castles in the Sand" "Thank You (For Loving Me All the Way)" Little Stevie Wonder Stateside SS 285 UK
"My Guy" "Oh Little Boy (What Did You Do to Me)" Mary Wells Stateside SS 288 UK
May "Hey Harmonica Man" "This Little Girl" Stevie Wonder Tamla T 54096 US
"Little Acorn" "Cold as Usual" Dorsey Burnette Mel-o-dy 113 US
"You're Just Like Me" "Here Comes That Heartache" Bobby Breen Motown M 1059 US
"Try It Baby" "If My Heart Could Sing" Marvin Gaye Tamla T 54095 US
"Can You Do It" "I'll Stand By You" The Contours Stateside SS 299 UK
Jun "I Like It Like That" "You're So Fine and Sweet" The Miracles Tamla T 54098 US
"You're My Remedy" "A Little Bit of Sympathy, a Little Bit of Love" The Marvelettes Tamla T 54097 US
"Where Did Our Love Go" "He Means the World to Me" The Supremes Motown M 1060 US

Number One Singles

This is a list of singles released on one of the various labels owned by Motown that reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.

1960s

Year Song title Performer Weeks #1 UK chart
1961 "Please Mr. Postman" The Marvelettes
1
1963 "Fingertips" Little Stevie Wonder
3
1964 "My Guy" Mary Wells
2
5
1964 "Where Did Our Love Go" The Supremes
2
3
1964 "Baby Love" The Supremes
4
1
1964 "Come See About Me" The Supremes
2
27
1965 "My Girl" The Temptations
1
43
1965 "Stop! In the Name of Love" The Supremes
2
7
1965 "Back in My Arms Again" The Supremes
1
40
1965 "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" Four Tops
2
23
1965 "I Hear a Symphony" The Supremes
2
39
1966 "You Can't Hurry Love" The Supremes
2
3
1966 "Reach Out I'll Be There" Four Tops
2
1
1966 "You Keep Me Hangin' On" The Supremes
2
8
1967 "Love Is Here and Now You're Gone" The Supremes
1
17
1967 "The Happening" The Supremes
1
6
1968 "Love Child" Diana Ross & the Supremes
2
15
1968 "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" Marvin Gaye
7
1
1969 "I Can't Get Next to You" The Temptations
2
13
1969 "Someday We'll Be Together" Diana Ross & the Supremes
1
13

1970s

Year Song title Performer Weeks #1 UK chart
1970 "I Want You Back" The Jackson 5
1
2
1970 "ABC" The Jackson 5
2
8
1970 "The Love You Save" The Jackson 5
2
7
1970 "War" Edwin Starr
3
3
1970 "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" Diana Ross
3
6
1970 "I'll Be There" The Jackson 5
5
4
1970 "The Tears of a Clown" Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
2
1
1971 "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)" The Temptations
2
8
1972 "Ben" Michael Jackson
1
7
1972 "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" The Temptations
1
14
1973 "Superstition" Stevie Wonder
1
11
1973 "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" Stevie Wonder
1
7
1973 "Touch Me in the Morning" Diana Ross
1
9
1973 "Let's Get It On" Marvin Gaye
2
31
1973 "Keep on Truckin' (Part 1)" Eddie Kendricks
2
18
1974 "You Haven't Done Nothin'" Stevie Wonder
1
30
1976 "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" Diana Ross
1
5
1976 "Love Machine (Part 1)" The Miracles
1
3
1976 "Love Hangover" Diana Ross
2
10
1977 "I Wish" Stevie Wonder
1
5
1977 "Don't Leave Me This Way" Thelma Houston
1
13
1977 "Sir Duke" Stevie Wonder
3
2
1977 "Got to Give It Up (Pt. 1)" Marvin Gaye
1
7
1978 "Three Times a Lady" Commodores
2
1
1979 "Still" Commodores
1
4

1980s

Year Song title Performer Weeks #1 UK chart
1980 "Upside Down" Diana Ross
4
2
1981 "Endless Love" Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
9
7
1982 "Truly" Lionel Richie
2
6
1983 "All Night Long (All Night)" Lionel Richie
4
2
1984 "Hello" Lionel Richie
2
1
1984 "I Just Called to Say I Love You" Stevie Wonder
3
1
1985 "Part-Time Lover" Stevie Wonder
1
3
1985 "Say You, Say Me" Lionel Richie
4
8

1990s

Year Song title Performer Weeks #1 UK chart
1992 "End of the Road" Boyz II Men
13
1
1994 "I'll Make Love to You" Boyz II Men
14
5
1994 "On Bended Knee" Boyz II Men
6
20
1997 "4 Seasons of Loneliness" Boyz II Men
1
10

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  • Message From The Boys - The Boys
  • Today - Today

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Motown subsidiary labels

Major divisions

  • Motown Records
  • Tamla Records
  • Gordy Records
  • Tamla-Motown Records

Secondary R&B labels

  • Check-Mate Records
  • Miracle Records
  • MoWest Records
  • Motown Yesteryear
  • Soul Records
  • V.I.P. Records
  • Weed Records

Alternative genre labels

Country

  • Mel-o-dy Records
  • Hitsville Records

Hip hop/rap

  • Wondirection Records
  • Mad Sounds Recordings

Jazz

  • Workshop Jazz Records
  • Blaze Records
  • Mo Jazz Records

Rock

  • Rare Earth Records
  • Prodigal Records
  • Morocco Records

Other

  • Divinity Records
  • Black Forum Records
  • Natural Resources Records
  • Motown Latino Records
  • Ocean Front Records

Independent labels distributed by Motown

British (pre-Tamla-Motown) labels

  • London American Records
  • Fontana Records
  • Oriole Records
  • Stateside Records

Miscellaneous labels associated with Motown

  • Rayber Records
  • IPG Records
  • Rich Records
  • Summer Camp Records
  • Inferno Records

References

  1. ^ (1977) Album notes for Mandré by Mandré. Hollywood, California: Motown Records.
  2. ^ (1977) Album notes for Big Time by Smokey Robinson. Hollywood, California: Tamla Records.
  3. ^ (1979) Album notes for Apollo by Apollo. Hollywood, California: Gordy Records.
  4. ^ (1980) Album notes for Hotter Than July by Stevie Wonder. Hollywood, California: Tamla Records.
  5. ^ (1981) Album notes for Set My Love in Motion by Syreeta. Hollywood, California: Tamla Records.
  6. ^ (1984) Album notes for Somebody's Watching Me by Rockwell. Hollywood, California: Motown Records.
  7. ^ (1984) Album notes for Tiggi Clay by Tiggi Clay. Hollywood, California: Morocco Records.
  8. ^ (1984) Album notes for The Big Chill: More Songs from the Original Soundtrack by Various Artists. Hollywood, California: Motown Records.
  9. ^ (1984) Album notes for Thomas McClary by Thomas McClary. Hollywood, California: Motown Records.
  10. ^ (1986) Album notes for That Look by Alfie. Hollywood, California: Motown Records.
  11. ^ (1986) Album notes for Dancing on the Ceiling by Lionel Richie. Hollywood, California: Motown Records.
  12. ^ (1986) Album notes for The Genie by Rockwell. Hollywood, California: Motown Records.
  13. ^ (1986) Album notes for A Fine Mess (Soundtrack) by Various Artists. Hollywood, California: Motown Records.
  14. ^ (1986) Album notes for To Be Continued... by The Temptations. Hollywood, California: Gordy Records.
  15. ^ (1986) Album notes for Take Me All the Way by Stacy Lattisaw. Hollywood, California: Motown Records.

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