Greatest Hits (The Temptations album)

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Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by The Temptations
Released November 16, 1966
Recorded 1964 - 1966
Genre Soul
Length 32:40
Label Gordy
GS 919
Producer Smokey Robinson and Norman Whitfield.
The Temptations chronology
Gettin' Ready
(1966)
Greatest Hits
(1966)
Temptations Live!
(1967)

Greatest Hits is a 1966 greatest hits album for The Temptations, released by the Gordy (Motown) label. It peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200 album chart and remained on the chart for 120 weeks. Included are popular Temptations hits such as "The Way You Do the Things You Do", "Get Ready", "Since I Lost My Baby", "My Baby", "Don't Look Back", and their signature #1 hit, "My Girl". One non-album single, "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep", is also included; it was a #3 hit in the summer and fall of 1966.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "The Way You Do the Things You Do" (Smokey Robinson, Robert Rogers)
  2. "My Girl" (Robinson, Ronald White)
  3. "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" (Edward Holland, Jr., Norman Whitfield)
  4. "Don't Look Back" (Robinson, White)
  5. "Get Ready" (Robinson)
  6. "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep" (Holland, Whitfield)

Side two[edit]

  1. "Since I Lost My Baby" (Warren Moore, Robinson)
  2. "The Girl's Alright with Me" (Holland, Eddie Kendricks, Whitfield)
  3. "My Baby" (Moore, Robinson, Rogers)
  4. "It's Growing" (Moore, Robinson)
  5. "I'll Be in Trouble" (Robinson)
  6. "Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)" (Holland, Whitfield)

Chart and singles history[edit]

Title Information
"Beauty Is Only Skin Deep"
  • Gordy single 7055, August 4, 1966
  • B-side: "You're Not an Ordinary Girl" (from Gettin' Ready)
Name Chart (1966) Peak
position
Greatest Hits U.S. Billboard Pop Albums 5
Greatest Hits U.S. Top R&B Albums 1
"Beauty Is Only Skin Deep" U.S. Billboard Pop Singles 3
"Beauty Is Only Skin Deep" U.S. Billboard R&B Singles 1

See also[edit]