Motown Chartbusters

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Motown Chartbusters are a series of compilation albums first released by EMI under licence on the Tamla Motown label in Britain. In total, 12 editions were released in the UK between 1967 and 1982. The first two (volume 1 and volume 2) were originally called British Motown Chartbusters; after this they used the title Motown Chartbusters.

Background[edit]

Early Motown Records releases in Britain were not on the Motown label, but were issued on the London, Fontana, Oriole and EMI's Stateside labels. Motown's first number 1 in Britain was "Baby Love" by The Supremes, released on the Stateside label. "Where Did Our Love Go" by The Supremes, and "My Guy" by Mary Wells were amongst other big hits at the time, also released on the Stateside label. The first release on the Tamla Motown label was "Stop In The Name Of Love" by The Supremes, in March 1965.

By 1964, Motown had enough British hits under its belt for EMI to release a greatest hits album, A Collection of Tamla Motown Big Hits.[1] Over the next few years, several more compilations were released, including six in the series 16 Original Big Hits.[2] In 1967, the label issued the first of the Motown Chartbusters series. Although the series mainly comprised hit singles by various Motown artists, they also included other recordings that had not been hits in Britain. Many significant single hits were excluded from the series. Later albums in the series failed to include any of the top ten singles achieved by Stevie Wonder, or any of his releases. Minor hits were sometimes included in place of bigger hits, most notably for the Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson.

The original albums were made by EMI under licence from Motown. EMI also made 8 track recordings of the early releases. In total, 12 editions were released in the UK, spanning 15 years from 1967 to 1982. All 12 were Top 30 UK chart entries, the second volume of British Motown Chartbusters hit No. 8 in January 1970, in the same year Volume 3 spent six weeks at the No. 2 position, before reaching No. 1. In 1971 Volume 5 went to No. 2 and, in 1973, Volume 8 went to No. 9. The series was the most successful set of compilation albums in terms of sales until the release of the Now That's What I Call Music series began in the mid-1980s. A compilation album, Now That's What I Call Motown was released on the Universal Motown label.

They were re-issued from 1997 by the budget label, Spectrum. The clear differences between the two releases are the logos on the disc and cover, the original release has the Tamla Motown logo; the re-release has the Motown logo.[citation needed]

After their success in the UK, Motown went on to release different variants in other counties such as the United States and Australia. There were also various other forms released on the same type of platform such as Motown Chartbusters, 150 Hits of Gold and boxed sets.[citation needed]

British Motown Chartbusters[edit]

Motown Chartbusters Volume 1[edit]

British Motown Chartbusters
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released 1967 Album No TML/STML11055 Stereo issued 1969
Genre R&B / Soul
Label Tamla Motown / Spectrum

First released in October 1967 as British Motown Chartbusters. It was re-released on the Spectrum label, and renamed Motown Chartbusters Volume 1

Track Listing (inc UK singles chart positions)[3]

  1. "Blowin' in the Wind" - Stevie Wonder #36
  2. "You Keep Me Hangin' On" - The Supremes #8
  3. "Standing in the Shadows of Love" - The Four Tops #6
  4. "It Takes Two" - Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston #16
  5. "When You're Young and in Love" - The Marvelettes #13
  6. "(I Know) I'm Losing You" - The Temptations #19
  7. "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" - Jimmy Ruffin #8
  8. "The Happening" - The Supremes #6
  9. "7-Rooms of Gloom" - The Four Tops #12
  10. "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" - Jr. Walker & The All Stars #22
  11. "I'm Ready For Love" - Martha & The Vandellas #28
  12. "Love Is Here and Now You're Gone" - The Supremes #17
  13. "Gonna Give Her All the Love I've Got" - Jimmy Ruffin #26
  14. "I Was Made To Love Her" - Stevie Wonder #5
  15. "Take Me In Your Arms And Love Me" - Gladys Knight & The Pips #13
  16. "Jimmy Mack" - Martha & The Vandellas #21

Motown Chartbusters Volume 2[edit]

British Motown Chartbusters Volume 2
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released 1968 Album No TML/STML11082
Genre R&B / Soul
Label Tamla Motown / Spectrum

First released in November 1968 as British Motown Chartbusters Volume 2. It was re-released on the Spectrum label, and renamed Motown Chartbusters Volume 2

Track Listing (inc UK singles chart positions)[4]

  1. "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell #34
  2. "Reflections" - Diana Ross & the Supremes #5
  3. "If You Can Want" - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles #50
  4. "You Keep Running Away" - The Four Tops #26
  5. "I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)" - The Temptations #47
  6. "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" - Gladys Knight & the Pips #47
  7. "I'm Wondering" - Stevie Wonder #22
  8. "I've Passed This Way Before" - Jimmy Ruffin #33
  9. "Some Things You Never Get Used To" - Diana Ross & the Supremes #34
  10. "Gotta See Jane" - R. Dean Taylor #17
  11. "Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day" - Stevie Wonder #46
  12. "You're My Everything" - The Temptations #26
  13. "Honey Chile" - Martha Reeves & the Vandellas #30
  14. "If I Were A Carpenter" - The Four Tops #7
  15. "I Second That Emotion" - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles #27
  16. "If I Could Build My Whole World Around You" - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell #41

Motown Chartbusters Volume 3[edit]

Motown Chartbusters Volume 3
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released 1969 Album No TML/STML11121
Genre R&B / Soul
Label Tamla Motown / Spectrum

First released in November 1969.

Track Listing (inc UK singles chart positions)[5]

  1. "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" - Marvin Gaye #1
  2. "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" - Diana Ross & The Supremes And The Temptations #3
  3. "My Cherie Amour" - Stevie Wonder #4
  4. "This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)" - The Isley Brothers #3 (re-issue)
  5. "I'll Pick A Rose For My Rose" - Marv Johnson #10
  6. "No Matter What Sign You Are" - Diana Ross & The Supremes #37
  7. "I'm in a Different World" - The Four Tops #27
  8. "Dancing In The Street" - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas #4 (re-issue)
  9. "For Once In My Life" - Stevie Wonder #3
  10. "You're All I Need To Get By" - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell #19
  11. "Get Ready" - The Temptations #10
  12. "Stop Her On The Sight (S.O.S)" - Edwin Starr #11 (re-issue)
  13. "Love Child" - Diana Ross & The Supremes #15
  14. "Behind a Painted Smile" - The Isley Brothers #5
  15. "(I'm a) Road Runner" - Jr. Walker & The All Stars #12
  16. "The Tracks Of My Tears" - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles #9

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Year Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[6] 1970 1
Preceded by
Led Zeppelin II by Led Zeppelin
UK Albums Chart number-one album
14 February 1970 - 21 February 1970
Succeeded by
Bridge Over Troubled Water
by Simon & Garfunkel

Motown Chartbusters Volume 4[edit]

Motown Chartbusters Volume 4
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released 1970 Album No STML11162
Genre R&B / Soul
Label Tamla Motown / Spectrum

First released in October 1970.

Track Listing (inc UK singles chart positions)[7]

  1. "I Want You Back" - The Jackson 5 #2
  2. "The Onion Song" - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell #9
  3. "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)" - The Four Tops #10
  4. "Up the Ladder to the Roof" - The Supremes #6
  5. "I Can't Get Next To You" - The Temptations #13
  6. "Too Busy Thinking About My Baby" - Marvin Gaye #5
  7. "Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday" - Stevie Wonder #2
  8. "Someday We'll Be Together" - Diana Ross & The Supremes #13
  9. "ABC" - The Jackson 5 #8
  10. "Never Had A Dream Come True" - Stevie Wonder #6
  11. "Farewell Is A Lonely Sound" - Jimmy Ruffin #8
  12. "Do What You Gotta Do" - The Four Tops #11
  13. "I Second That Emotion" - Diana Ross & The Supremes with The Temptations #18
  14. "Cloud Nine" - The Temptations #15
  15. "What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)" - Jr. Walker & The All Stars #13
  16. "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)" - Diana Ross #33

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Year Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[8] 1970 1
Preceded by
Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd
UK Albums Chart number-one album
31 October 1970 - 7 November 1970
Succeeded by
Led Zeppelin III by Led Zeppelin

Motown Chartbusters Volume 5[edit]

Motown Chartbusters Volume 5
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released 1971 Album No STML11181
Genre R&B / Soul
Label Tamla Motown / Spectrum

First released in April 1971.

Track Listing (inc UK singles chart positions)[9]

  1. "The Tears of a Clown" - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles #1
  2. "War" - Edwin Starr #3
  3. "The Love You Save" - The Jackson 5 #7
  4. "Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)" - The Temptations #7
  5. "It's All In The Game" - The Four Tops #5
  6. "Heaven Help Us All" - Stevie Wonder #29
  7. "It's Wonderful" - Jimmy Ruffin #6
  8. "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - Diana Ross #6
  9. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)" - Stevie Wonder #15
  10. "Stoned Love" - The Supremes #3
  11. "Abraham, Martin & John" - Marvin Gaye #7
  12. "Still Water (Love)" - The Four Tops #10
  13. "Forget Me Not" - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas #11
  14. "It's a Shame" - The Motown Spinners #20
  15. "I'll Be There" - The Jackson 5 #4
  16. "I'll Say Forever My Love" - Jimmy Ruffin #7

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Year Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[10] 1971 1
Preceded by
Home Lovin' Man by Andy Williams
UK Albums Chart number-one album
17 April 1971 - 8 May 1971
Succeeded by
Sticky Fingers
by The Rolling Stones

Motown Chartbusters Volume 6[edit]

Motown Chartbusters Volume 6
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released 1971 Album No STML11191
Genre R&B / Soul
Label Tamla Motown / Spectrum

First released in October 1971.

Track Listing (inc UK singles chart positions)[11] The Temptations track It's Summer had not made the UK singles chart.

  1. "I'm Still Waiting" - Diana Ross #1
  2. "I Don't Blame You At All" - Smokey Robinson & The Mircales #11
  3. "We Can Work It Out" - Stevie Wonder #27
  4. "Never Can Say Goodbye" - The Jackson 5 #33
  5. "These Things Will Keep Me Loving You" - The Velvelettes #34
  6. "Indiana Wants Me" - R. Dean Taylor #2
  7. "River Deep, Mountain High" - The Supremes And The Four Tops #11
  8. "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)" - The Temptations #8
  9. "Nathan Jones" - The Supremes #5
  10. "A Simple Game" - The Four Tops #3
  11. "Heaven Must Have Sent You" - The Elgins #3
  12. "It's Summer" - The Temptations
  13. "Remember Me" - Diana Ross #7
  14. "Mama's Pearl" - The Jackson 5 #25
  15. "(Come 'Round Here) I'm The One You Need" - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles #13
  16. "Just Seven Numbers (Can Straighten Out My Life)" - The Four Tops #36

Motown Chartbusters Volume 7[edit]

Motown Chartbusters Volume 7
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released 1972 Album No STML11215
Genre R&B / Soul
Label Tamla Motown / Spectrum

First released in November 1972.

Track Listing (inc UK singles chart positions)[12]

  1. "Automatically Sunshine" - The Supremes #10
  2. "Just Walk In My Shoes" - Gladys Knight & The Pips #35
  3. "Rockin' Robin" - Michael Jackson #3
  4. "Take A Look Around" - The Temptations #13
  5. "You Gotta Have Love In Your Heart" - The Supremes And The Four Tops #25
  6. "If You Really Love Me" - Stevie Wonder #20
  7. "Surrender" - Diana Ross #10
  8. "Ain't No Sunshine" - Michael Jackson #8
  9. "Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)" - The Temptations #32
  10. "Bless You" - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas #33
  11. "Floy Joy" - The Supremes #9
  12. "Walk In The Night" - Jr. Walker & The All Stars #16
  13. "Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoo" - Diana Ross #12
  14. "Festival Time" - The San Remo Golden Strings #39
  15. "My Guy" - Mary Wells #14 (re-issue)
  16. "Got to Be There" - Michael Jackson #5

Motown Chartbusters Volume 8[edit]

Motown Chartbusters Volume 8
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released 1973 Album No STML11246
Genre R&B / Soul
Label Tamla Motown / Spectrum

First released in October 1973. Michael Jackson's track Morning Glow had not made the UK charts. Two top ten hits by the Jackson 5 (Lookin' Through The Window & Doctor, My Eyes) were excluded in favor of two lesser J5 hits.

Track Listing (inc UK singles chart positions)[13]

  1. "Superstition" - Stevie Wonder #11
  2. "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)" - Gladys Knight & The Pips #31
  3. "Law Of The Land" - The Temptations #41
  4. "Take Me Girl, I'm Ready" - Jr. Walker & The All Stars #16
  5. "Skywriter" - The Jackson 5 #25
  6. "Touch Me in the Morning" - Diana Ross #9
  7. "The Look Of Love" - Gladys Knight & The Pips #21
  8. "Morning Glow" - Michael Jackson
  9. "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" - The Temptations #14
  10. "Let's Get It On" - Marvin Gaye #31
  11. "Bad Weather" - The Supremes #37
  12. "Ben" - Michael Jackson #7
  13. "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life" - Stevie Wonder #7
  14. "Hallelujah Day" - The Jackson 5 #20
  15. "Way Back Home" - Jr. Walker & The All Stars #35
  16. "Help Me Make It Through the Night" - Gladys Knight & The Pips #11

Motown Chartbusters Volume 9[edit]

Motown Chartbusters Volume 9
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released 1974 Album No STML11270
Genre R&B / Soul
Label Tamla Motown / Spectrum

First released in October 1974. The Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye track "My Mistake Was To Love You" had not made the UK singles chart, but was included in place of "Stop, Look, Listen To Your Heart", which had reached #25. The Jackson 5 track "Dancing Machine" also failed to chart.

Track Listing (inc UK singles chart positions)[14]

  1. "All Of My Life" - Diana Ross #9
  2. "Higher Ground" - Stevie Wonder #29
  3. "Dancing Machine" - The Jackson 5
  4. "My Mistake (Was To Love You)" - Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye
  5. "Spinnin' And Spinnin'" - Syreeta #49
  6. "Keep On Truckin'" - Eddie Kendricks #18
  7. "There's A Ghost In My House" - R. Dean Taylor #3
  8. "Just My Soul Responding" - Smokey Robinson #35
  9. "Last Time I Saw Him" - Diana Ross #35
  10. "You Are Everything" - Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye #5
  11. "He's Misstra Know-It-All" - Stevie Wonder #10
  12. "Baby Love" - Diana Ross & The Supremes #12 (re-issued)
  13. "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" - Jimmy Ruffin #4 (re-issued)
  14. "Living For The City" - Stevie Wonder #15
  15. "Love Me" - Diana Ross #38
  16. "Boogie Down" - Eddie Kendricks #35
  17. "Machine Gun" - Commodores #20

Motown Chartbusters Volume 10[edit]

Motown Chartbusters Volume 10
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released 1979 Album No STML12123
Genre R&B / Soul
Label Tamla Motown / Spectrum

First released in November 1979.

Some of the later releases were stamped in red vinyl.

Track Listing (inc UK singles chart positions)[15]

  1. "Three Times A Lady" - The Commodores #1
  2. "Love Hangover" - Diana Ross #10
  3. "The Night" - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons #7
  4. "Got To Give It Up - Marvin Gaye #7
  5. "Get It Up For Love" - Tata Vega #52
  6. "The Boss" - Diana Ross #40
  7. "Big Time" - Smokey Robinson (Did not chart in the UK)
  8. "Your Kiss Is Sweet" - Syreeta #12
  9. "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" - Diana Ross #5
  10. "Easy" - The Commodores #9
  11. "I'm A Sucker For Your Love" - Teena Marie (Did not chart in the UK)
  12. "Love Machine" - The Miracles #7
  13. "It Should Have Been Me" - Yvonne Fair #5
  14. "You And I" - Rick James #46
  15. "Don't Leave Me This Way" - Thelma Houston #13
  16. "Sail On" - The Commodores #8

Motown Chartbusters Volume 11[edit]

Motown Chartbusters Volume 11
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released 1980 Album No STML12139
Genre R&B / Soul
Label Tamla Motown / Spectrum

First released in December 1980 as "Motown Chartbusters '80". Renamed for CD release later.

An album also called Motown Chartbusters '80 was released in the same year on the Astor label (6264 187) in Australia. It had the exact track listing as Motown Chartbusters Volume 11. The cover was almost identical, with just minor changes.

Track Listing (inc UK singles chart positions)[16]

  1. "Upside Down" - Diana Ross #2
  2. "Behind The Groove" - Teena Marie #6
  3. "It Will Come In Time" - Billy Preston & Syreeta #47
  4. "Still" - The Commodores #4
  5. "Big Time" - Rick James #41
  6. "Make Me Yours" - High Inergy (Did not chart)
  7. "Let's Get Serious" - Jermaine Jackson #8
  8. "It's My House" - Diana Ross #32
  9. "With You I'm Born Again" - Billy Preston & Syreeta #2
  10. "Burnin' Hot" - Jermaine Jackson #32
  11. "My Old Piano" - Diana Ross #5
  12. "He's Gone" - Syreeta (Did not chart)
  13. "I Need Your Lovin'" - Teena Marie #28
  14. "Wonderland" - The Commodores #40
  15. "Cruisin'" - Smokey Robinson (Did not chart)
  16. "The Last Song" - Lynda Carter (Did not chart)

Motown Chartbusters Volume 12[edit]

Motown Chartbusters Volume 12
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released 1982 Album No STML12164
Genre R&B / Soul
Label Tamla Motown / Spectrum

First released in July 1982.

Track Listing (inc UK singles chart positions)[17]

  1. "Being With You" - Smokey Robinson #1
  2. "Lady (You Bring Me Up)" - The Commodores #56
  3. "We're Almost There" - Michael Jackson (Did not chart)
  4. "Endless Love" - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie #7
  5. "Give It To Me Baby" - Rick James #47
  6. "I'm Coming Out" - Diana Ross #13
  7. "You Like Me Don't You" - Jermaine Jackson #41
  8. "It Must Be Magic" - Teena Marie (Did not chart)
  9. "Oh No" - The Commodores #44
  10. "One Day In Your Life" - Michael Jackson #1
  11. "Tenderness" - Diana Ross #73
  12. "Tell Me Tomorrow" - Smokey Robinson #51
  13. "I Wanna Be Where You Are" - José Feliciano (Did not chart)
  14. "I Must Be In Love" - Syreeta (Did not chart)
  15. "Why You Wanna Try Me" - The Commodores (Did not chart)
  16. "Paradise In Your Eyes" - Jermaine Jackson (Did not chart)
  17. "Super Freak" - Rick James (Did not chart)
  18. "It's My Turn" - Diana Ross #16

United States Motown Chartbusters[edit]

Three years later after the first release of British Motown Chartbusters, Motown released a series called “Motown Chartbusters" on the Motown label in the United States. This consisted of only five albums which had completely different track listings to the UK releases.

Another difference was the number of tracks per album, the UK version consisted of 16 to 18 tracks, whereas the US version only had 12 tracks.

US - Motown Chartbusters Volume 1[edit]

Motown Chartbusters Volume 1
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released MS-707
Genre R&B / Soul
Label Motown

First released in December 1970.

Track Listing

1. Try It Baby - Marvin Gaye

2. (I Know) I'm Losing You - Temptations

3. (I'm A) Road Runner - Jr. Walker & All Stars

4. You're All I Need To Get By - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

5. Mickey's Monkey - Smokey Robinson & Miracles

6. Back In My Arms Again - Diana Ross & Supremes

7. Blowin' in the Wind - Stevie Wonder

8. You've Made Me So Very Happy - Brenda Holloway

9. I'm Ready For Love - Martha Reeves & Vandellas

10. Ooo Baby Baby - Smokey Robinson & Miracles

11.. Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead - Marvelettes

12. It's Growing - Temptations

US - Motown Chartbusters Volume 2[edit]

Motown Chartbusters Volume 2
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released MS-715
Genre R&B / Soul
Label Motown

First released in October 1970.

Track Listing

1. Bernadette - Four Tops

2. My Baby - Temptations

3. Come See About Me - Diana Ross & Supremes

4. I Want You Back - Jackson 5

5. Nowhere To Run - Martha Reeves & Vandellas

6. Too Many Fish In The Sea - Marvelettes

7. More Love - Smokey Robinson & Miracles

8. Everybody Needs Love - Gladys Knight & Pips

9. What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) - Jr. Walker & All Stars

10. I Wish It Would Rain - Temptations

11. Hitch Hike - Marvin Gaye

12. This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You) - Isley Brothers

US - Motown Chartbusters Volume 3[edit]

Motown Chartbusters Volume 3
Compilation album by Various Artists
Recorded MS-732
Genre R&B / Soul
Label Motown

First released in May 1971.

Track Listing

1. Up The Ladder To The Roof - Supremes

2. Gotta Hold On To This Feeling - Jr. Walker & All Stars

3. It's All In The Game - Four Tops

4. For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder

5. Baby I'm For Real - Originals

6. It's A Shame - Spinners

7. Love Child - Diana Ross & Supremes

8. ABC - Jackson Five

9. Psychedelic Shack - Temptations

10. Friendship Train - Gladys Knight & Pips

11. Honey Child - Martha Reeves & Vandellas

12. Twenty-Five Miles - Edwin Starr

US - Motown Chartbusters Volume 4[edit]

Motown Chartbusters Volume 4
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released MS-734
Genre R&B / Soul
Label Motown

First released in May 1971.

Track Listing

1. The Love You Save - Jackson 5

2. You Need Love Like I Do (Don't You) - Gladys Knight & Pips

3. Do You See My Love (For You Growing) - Jr. Walker & All Stars

4. I Can't Get Next To You - Temptations

5. Too Busy Thinking About My Baby - Marvin Gaye

6. War - Edwin Starr

7. Someday We'll Be Together - Diana Ross & Supremes

8. The Tears Of A Clown - Smokey Robinson

9. My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me) - David Ruffin

10.Signed Sealed Delivered I'm Yours - Stevie Wonder

11. Still Water (Love) - Four Tops

12. The Bells - The Originals

US - Motown Chartbusters Volume 5[edit]

Motown Chartbusters Volume 5
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released M-744L
Genre R&B / Soul
Label Motown

First released in December 1971.

Track Listing

1. I'll Be There - Jackson 5

2. I Was Made To Love Her - Stevie Wonder

3. Everybody's Got The Right To Love - Supremes

4. These Eyes - Jr. Walker & All Stars

5. Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

6. River Deep-Mountain High - Supremes & Four Tops

7. Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross

8. I Second That Emotion - Smokey Robinson & Miracles

9. It's A Shame - Spinners

10. Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today) - Temptations

11. Does Your Mama Know About Me - Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers

12. I Love You Madly - The Fantastic Four

Boxed sets[edit]

Original British released boxed sets[edit]

Motown Chartbusters Boxed sets
Compilation album by Various Artists
Genre R&B / Soul
Label Motown

Motown Chartbusters boxed set Volumes 1-3 Contains Vol 1 - 3

Motown Chartbusters boxed set Volumes 4-6 Contains Vol 4 - 6

Motown Chartbusters boxed set Volumes 1-6 Contains Vol 1 - 6

Motown Chartbusters boxed set Volumes 7-12 Contains Vol 7 - 12

Motown Chartbusters 150 Hits of gold[edit]

Motown Chartbusters 150 Hits Of Gold
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released 1985 WL72410[9]
Genre R&B / Soul
Label Motown

First released in 1985.

Track Listing

Volume 1

1. Mary Wells - My Guy 2. Diana Ross And The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go 3. Diana Ross And The Supremes - Baby Love 4. Martha Reeves And The Vandellas - Nowhere To Run 5. Diana Ross And The Supremes - Stop! In The Name Of Love 6. Stevie Wonder - Uptight (Everything's Alright) 7. Four Tops - Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever 8. The Temptations - Ain't Too Proud To Beg 9. Jr Walker And The All Stars - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) 10. Diana Ross And The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love 11. Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There 12. The Temptations - Beauty Is Only Skin Deep 13. Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted 14. Diana Ross And The Supremes - You Keep Me Hangin' On 15. Martha Reeves And The Vandellas - I'm Ready For Love 16. The Temptations - (I Know) I'm Losing You 17. Stevie Wonder - A Place In The Sun 18. Four Tops - Standing In The Shadows Of Love 19. Marvin Gaye And Kim Weston - It Takes Two 20. Diana Ross And The Supremes - Love Is Here And Now You're Gone

Volume 2

1. Four Tops - Bernadette 2. Martha Reeves And The Vandellas - Jimmy Mack 3. Diana Ross And The Supremes - The Happening 4. Four Tops - 7 Rooms Of Gloom 5. Gladys Knight And The Pips - Take Me In Your Arms And Love Me 6. Stevie Wonder - I Was Made To Love Her 7. The Marvelettes - When You're Young And In Love 8. Diana Ross And The Supremes - Reflections 9. Stevie Wonder - I'm Wondering 10. Diana Ross And The Supremes - In And Out Of Love 11. Four Tops - Walk Away Renee 12. R Dean Taylor - Gotta See Jane 13. Four Tops - If I Were A Carpenter 14. Marvin Gaye And Tammi Terrell - You're All I Need To Get By 15. Four Tops - Yesterday's Dreams 16. Isley Brothers - This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You) 17. Diana Ross And The Supremes - Love Child 18. Stevie Wonder - For Once In My Life 19. Edwin Starr - Stop Her On Sight (S.O.S.) 20. Isley Brothers - I Guess I'll Always Love You

Volume 3

1. Martha Reeves And The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street 2. Marvin Gaye And Tammi Terrell - You Ain't Livin' Till You're Lovin' 3. Mary Johnson - I'll Pick A Rose For My Rose 4. Diana Ross And The Supremes And The Temptations - I'm Gonna Make You Love Me 5. Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Breakdown 6. The Temptations - Get Ready 7. Stevie Wonder - Don't Know Why I Love You 8. Jr Walker And The All Stars - (I'm A) Road Runner 9. Isley Brothers - Behind A Painted Smile 10. Diana Ross And The Supremes - I'm Livin' In Shame 11. Smokey Robinson And The Miracles - The Tracks Of My Tears 12. Four Tops - What Is A Man 13. Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour 14. Marvin Gaye - Too Busy Thinking About My Baby 15. The Temptations - Cloud Nine 16. Isley Brothers - Put Yourself In My Place 17. Diana Ross And The Supremes And The Temptations - I Second That Emotion 18. Four Tops - Do What You Gotta Do 19. Jr Walker And The All Stars - What Does It Take 20. Stevie Wonder - Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday

Volume 4

1. Diana Ross And The Supremes - Someday We'll Be Together 2. Marvin Gaye And Tammi Terrell - The Onion Song 3. The Temptations - I Can't Get Next To You 4. Jackson 5 - I Want You Back 5. Jimmy Ruffin - Farewell Is A Lonely Sound 6. Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself 7. Stevie Wonder - Never Had A Dream Come True 8. The Supremes - Up The Ladder To The Roof 9. Jackson 5 - A B C 10. Marvin Gaye - Abraham, Martin And John 11. Four Tops - It's All In The Game 12. Jimmy Ruffin - I'll Say Forever My Love 13. Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours 14. Jackson 5 - The Love You Save 15. Smokey Robinson And The Miracles - The Tears Of A Clown 16. Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough 17. The Temptations - Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today) 18. Four Tops - Still Water (Love) 19. Jimmy Ruffin - It's Wonderful (To Be Loved By You) 20. Edwin Starr - War

Volume 5

1. Jackson 5 - I'll Be There 2. Detroit Spinners - It's A Shame 3. The Supremes - Stoned Love 4. Smokey Robinson And The Miracles - (Come Round Here) I'm The One You Need 5. Martha Reeves And The Vandellas - Forget Me Not 6. Diana Ross - Remember Me 7. R Dean Taylor - Indiana Wants Me 8. The Elgins - Heaven Must Have Sent You 9. Smokey Robinson And The Miracles - I Don't Blame You At All 10. The Temptations - Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) 11. The Supremes And Four Tops - River Deep - Mountain High 12. Diana Ross - I'm Still Waiting 13. The Supremes - Nathan Jones 14. Four Tops - Simple Game 15. Diana Ross - Surrender 16. Stevie Wonder - If You Really Love Me 17. Michael Jackson - Got To Be There 18. The Supremes - Floy Joy

Volume 6

1. The Temptations - Take A Look Around 2. Diana Ross - Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoo 3. Michael Jackson - Rockin' Robin 4. The Supremes - Automatically Sunshine 5. Michael Jackson - Ain't No Sunshine 6. Jr Walker And The All Stars - Walk In The Night 7. Jackson 5 - Lookin' Through The Windows 8. Michael Jackson - Ben 9. Gladys Knight And The Pips - Help Me Make It Through The Night 10. The Temptations - Papa Was A Rollin' Stone 11. Jackson 5 - Doctor My Eyes 12. Jr Walker And The All Stars - Take Me Girl I'm Ready 13. Gladys Knight And The Pips - The Look Of Love 14. Jackson 5 - Hallelujah Day 15. Diana Ross - Touch Me In The Morning 16. Eddie Kendricks - Keep On Truckin' (Part 1) 17. Diana Ross - All Of My Life 18. Diana Ross And Marvin Gaye - You Are Everything

Volume 7

1. Commodores - Machine Gun 2. R. Dean Taylor - There's A Ghost In My House 3. Syreeta - Your Kiss Is Sweet 4. Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - The Night 5. The Miracles - Love Machine (Part 1) 6. David Ruffin - Walk Away From Love 7. Diana Ross - Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To) 8. Yvonne Fair - It Should Have Been Me 3:04 9. Diana Ross - Love Hangover 10. Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way 11. Commodores - Easy 12. Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up 13. Commodores - Three Times A Lady 14. Diana Ross - Gettin' Ready For Love 15. Commodores - Sail On 16. Billy Preston & Syreeta - With You I'm Born Again 17. Commodores - Still 18. Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Seriou

Volume 8

1. Diana Ross - Upside Down 2. Teena Marie - Behind The Groove 3. Diana Ross - My Old Piano 4. Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out 5. Smokey Robinson - Being With You 6. Diana Ross - It's My Turn 7. Michael Jackson - One Day In Your Life 8. Charlene - I've Never Been To Me 9. Diana Ross & Lionel Richie - Endless Love 10. Mary Jane Girls - All Night Long 11. Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me 12. Michael Jackson - Farewell My Summer Love 13. The Dazz Band - Let It All Blow 14. The Temptations - Treat Her Like A Lady 15. Commodores - Nightshift 16. DeBarge - Rhythm Of The Night

Volume 9

1. Rick James - Glow 2. Mary Jane Girls - In My House 3. Maureen Steele - Save The Night For Me 4. Michael Lovesmith - Break The Ice 5. Rockwell - Peeping Tom 6. Willie Hutch - Keep On Jammin' 7. The Dazz Band - Hotspot 8. The Four Tops - Sexy Ways 9. DeBarge - Who's Holding Donna Now 10. Dennis Edwards - Coolin' Out

Other Motown Chartbusters[edit]

Motown Chartbusters
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released 1986
Genre R&B / Soul
Label Telstar

This version was released on the Telstar label in 1986, it is not part of the original series.

Track Listing

1 The Supremes - You Keep Me Hangin' On

2 Martha and the Vandellas - Dancing in the Street

3 The Isley Brothers - This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)

4 Marvin Gaye - I Heard it Through the Grapevine

5 Four Tops - Reach Out, I'll Be There

6 Stevie Wonder - For Once in My Life

7 Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - The Onion Song

8 Edwin Starr - War

9 Smokey Robinson and The Miracles - The Tears of a Clown

10 The Supremes - Baby Love

11 Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes of the Brokenhearted

12 Jackson 5 - I'll Be There

13 Mary Wells - My Guy

14 The Supremes & The Temptations - I'm Gonna Make You Love Me

15 Four Tops - Walk Away Renee

16 Diana Ross and Lionel Richie - Endless Love

17 Michael Jackson - Ben

18 The Temptations - Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)

19 Commodores - Still

20 Diana Ross - I'm Still Waiting

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