Martha and the Vandellas discography

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Martha and the Vandellas discography
Releases
Studio albums 8
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 9
Singles 29

This is a listing of all the singles and albums released by Motown girl group Martha and the Vandellas. 12 of their singles reached the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the US while 22 singles registered on the Top 40 of the US R&B chart, two of which went to #1 on the chart. Six of the singles were Top 10 pop singles while ten were Top 10 R&B singles. Of all the songs they released, 25 of their singles were Hot 100 pop singles with 26 registering on the Hot 100 R&B singles chart.

Albums[edit]

All Martha and the Vandellas albums released on the Motown subsidiary Gordy.

Year Album Peak chart positions
US
1963 Come and Get These Memories
Heat Wave 125
1965 Dance Party 139
1966 Watchout! 116
Martha and the Vandellas' Greatest Hits 50
1967 Martha and the Vandellas Live! 144
1968 Ridin' High 167
1969 Sugar 'n' Spice
1970 Natural Resources
1972 Black Magic
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Compilation albums[edit]

All Motown releases:

Year Album
Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Greatest Hits, Vol. 3
Anthology
1993 Live Wire: The Singles (1962-1972)
1998 The Ultimate Collection
1999 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection - The Best of Martha and the Vandellas
2005 Spellbound: Motown Lost & Found (1962-1972)
2006 Gold: Martha Reeves & the Vandellas

Singles[edit]

The Del-Phis[edit]

  • 1961: "I'll Let You Know"1/"It Takes Two"1 (Checkmate)

The Vells[edit]

  • 1962: "There He Is (At My Door)"1/"You'll Never Cherish A Love So True"1 (Mel-O-Dy)

Martha and the Vandellas[edit]

The following singles were all released under Motown's Gordy label.

Year Title Peak chart positions
US R&B UK[1]
1962 "I'll Have To Let Him Go"/
"My Baby Won't Come Back"
1963 "Come and Get These Memories"/
"Jealous Lover"
29 6
"(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave"/
"A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday)"
4 1
"Quicksand"/
"Darling, I Hum Our Song"
8 7*
1964 "Live Wire"/
"Old Love (Let's Try Again)"
42 11*
"In My Lonely Room"/
"A Tear for the Girl"
44 6*
"Dancing in the Street"/
"There He Is (At My Door)"
2 8* 4
"Wild One"/
"Dancing Slow"
34 11*
1965 "Nowhere to Run"/
"Motoring"
8 5 26
"You've Been in Love Too Long"/
"Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)"
36/
70
25/
22
1966 "My Baby Loves Me"2/
"Never Leave Your Baby's Side"
22 3
"What Am I Going To Do Without Your Love"/
"Go Ahead and Laugh"
71
"I'm Ready for Love"/
"He Doesn't Love Her Anymore"
9 2 22
1967 "Jimmy Mack"/
"Third Finger, Left Hand"
10 1 21
"Love Bug Leave My Heart Alone"/
"One Way Out"
25 14
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions
US R&B UK[1]
1967 "Honey Chile"/
"Show Me the Way"
11 5 30
1968 "I Promise to Wait My Love"/
"Forget Me Not"
62/
93
36 —/
11
"I Can't Dance to That Music You're Playing"/
"I Tried"
42 24
"Sweet Darlin'"/
"Without You"
80 45
1969 "(We've Got) Honey Love"/
"I'm in Love (And I Know It)"
56 27
"Taking My Love (And Leaving Me)"/
"Heartless"
1023 44
1970 "I Should Be Proud"/
"Love, Guess Who"
80 45
"I Gotta Let You Go"/
"You're the Loser Now"
93 43
1971 "Bless You"/
"Hope I Don't Get My Heart Broke"
53 29 33
"In and Out of My Life"/
"Your Love Makes It All Worthwhile"
1024 22
1972 "Tear It On Down"/
"I Want You Back"
1035 37
1973 "Baby Don't Leave Me"/
"I Won't Be the Fool I've Been Again"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
  • There was no Billboard R&B Singles Chart from November 1963 to January 1965. The R&B chart numbers from that period come from Cash Box magazine, a Billboard competitor at the time.
  • 1The lead vocals on those songs were by Gloria Williams
  • 2 The song featured background vocals by the Four Tops and The Andantes
  • 3"Taking My Love (And Leaving Me)" peaked at number two on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart in 1969
  • 4"In and Out of My Life" peaked at number two on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart in 1972
  • 5"Tear It On Down" peaked at number three on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart in 1972

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 457. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.