Motown discography

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

Singles[edit]

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 Apologize" 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)" Little 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
"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
"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
"Jimmy Brown" "Everybody's Angel" Dorsey Burnette Mel-o-dy 116 US
"In My Lonely Room" "A Tear for the Girl" Martha and the Vandellas Stateside SS 305 UK
"Every Little Bit Hurts" "Land of a Thousand Boys" Brenda Holloway Stateside SS 307 UK
Jul "I'll Always Love You" "Sad Song" Brenda Holloway Tamla T 54099 US
"When I'm Gone" "Guarantee (For a Lifetime)" Mary Wells Motown M 1061
(unreleased)
US
"Baby I Need Your Loving" "Call on Me" Four Tops Motown M 1062 US
"Since I've Lost You" "I Want Her Love" Jimmy Ruffin Soul S 35002 US
"You Make Me Happy" "You Never Looked Better" Bruce Channel Mel-o-dy 114 US
"Candy to Me" "If You Don't Want My Love" Eddie Holland Motown M 1063 US
"Dancing in the Street" "There He Is (At My Door)" Martha and the Vandellas Gordy G 7033 US
"Baby I Miss You" "Leaving Here" Tommy Good Gordy G 7034 US
"Once Upon a Time" "What's the Matter with You Baby" Marvin Gaye & Mary Wells Stateside SS 316 UK
"I'll Be in Trouble" "The Girl's Alright with Me" The Temptations Stateside SS 319 UK
Aug "My Smile Is Just a Frown (Turned Upside Down)" "I'll Come Running" Carolyn Crawford Motown M 1064 US
"Looking for the Right Guy" "Feel Alright Tonight" Kim Weston Tamla T 54100 US
"Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)" "Baby, Baby I Need You" The Temptations Gordy G 7035 US
"My Lil's Run Off" "Spanish Lace and Memories" Howard Crockett Mel-o-dy 115 US
"Satan's Blues" "Monkey Jump" Junior Walker & the All Stars Soul S 35003 US
"Bread Winner" "You've Got to Change" Sammy Ward Soul S 35004 US
"It's a Crying Shame (The Way You Treat a Good Man like Me)" "Out to Get You" Shorty Long Soul S 35005 US
"That's What Love Is Made Of" "Would I Love You" The Miracles Tamla T 54102 US
"Hey Harmonica Man" "This Little Girl" Stevie Wonder Stateside SS 323 UK
"I Like It Like That" "You're So Fine and Sweet" The Miracles Stateside SS 324 UK
"Try It Baby" "If My Heart Could Sing" Marvin Gaye Stateside SS 326 UK
"Where Did Our Love Go" "He Means the World to Me" The Supremes Stateside SS 327 UK
"Greetings to Tamla Motown Appreciation Society" "Greetings to Tamla Motown Appreciation Society" Various Artists Hitsville USA
(no cat-no; promo-only)
UK
Sep "Lifetime Man" "Mr. Lonely Heart" Oma Heard VIP 25008 US
"Baby Don't You Do It" "Walk on the Wild Side" Marvin Gaye Tamla T 54101 US
"Needle in a Haystack" "Should I Tell Them" The Velvelettes VIP 25007 US
"Happy Street" "Sad Boy" Stevie Wonder Tamla T 54103 US
"Baby Love" "Ask Any Girl" The Supremes Motown M 1066 US
"Whisper You Love Me Boy" "I'll Be Available" Mary Wells Motown M 1065
(unreleased)
US
"Soul Stomp" "Hot 'n' Tot" Earl Van Dyke Soul S 35006 US
"What Good Am I Without You" "I Want You 'Round" Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston Tamla T 54104 US
"You're My Remedy" "A Little Bit of Sympathy, a Little Bit of Love" The Marvelettes Stateside SS 334 UK
"Baby I Need Your Loving" "Call on Me" Four Tops Stateside SS 336 UK
Oct "Who You Gonna Run To" "Same Old Story" Mickey McCullers VIP 25009 US
"Sweet Thing" "How Can I" The Spinners Motown M 1067 US
"Hello Love" "The Further You Look, the Less You See" The Majestics VIP 25010
(unreleased)
US
"Tonight's the Night" "You're Bad News" The Headliners VIP 25011 US
"Too Many Fish in the Sea" "A Need for Love" The Marvelettes Tamla T 54105 US
"Come See About Me" "Always in My Heart" The Supremes Motown M 1068 US
"Pretty Little Angel" "Tears in Vain" Stevie Wonder Tamla T 54108 US
"Dancing in the Street" "There He Is (At My Door)" Martha and the Vandellas Stateside SS 345 UK
"Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)" "Baby, Baby I Need You" The Temptations Stateside SS 348 UK
"Baby Love" "Ask Any Girl" The Supremes Stateside SS 350 UK
"That's What Love Is Made Of" "Would I Love You" The Miracles Stateside SS 353 UK
Nov "Without the One You Love (Life's Not Worth While)" "Love Has Gone" Four Tops Motown M 1069 US
"How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" "Forever" Marvin Gaye Tamla T 54107 US
"A Little More Love" "Go Ahead and Laugh" Kim Weston Tamla T 54106 US
"Wild One" "Dancing Slow" Martha and the Vandellas Gordy G 7036 US
"When Someone's Good to You" "My Heart" Carolyn Crawford Motown M 1070 US
"Can You Jerk Like Me" "That Day When She Needed Me" The Contours Gordy G 7037 US
"Come On Do The Jerk" "Baby Don't You Go" The Miracles Tamla T 54109 US
"Randy, the Newspaper Boy" "Happy Ghoul Tide" Ray Oddis VIP 25012 US
"Talkin' to Your Picture" "Our Rhapsody" Tony Martin Motown M 1071 US
"Ever Since the World Began" "Long, Long Time Ago" Dorsey Burnette Mel-o-dy 118 US
"This Is the Life" "My Way" Marvin Gaye Tamla
(no cat-no; promo-only)
US
"Soul Stomp" "Hot 'n' Tot" Earl Van Dyke Stateside SS 357 UK
"A Little More Love" "Go Ahead and Laugh" Kim Weston Stateside SS 359 UK
"How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" "Forever" Marvin Gaye Stateside SS 360 UK
"Needle in a Haystack" "Should I Tell Them" The Velvelettes Stateside SS 361 UK
Dec "My Girl" "(Talkin' Bout) Nobody But My Baby" The Temptations Gordy G 7038 US
"Come See About Me" "Pride and Joy" Choker Campbell's Big Band Motown M 1072 US
"Put Me In Your Pocket" "The Miles" Howard Crockett Mel-o-dy 119 US
"He Was Really Sayin' Somethin'" "Throw a Farewell Kiss" The Velvelettes VIP 25013 US
"Do the Pig" "Thompin'" The Merced Blue Notes Soul S 35007
(unreleased)
US
"What Good Am I Without You" "I Want You 'Round" Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston Stateside SS 363 UK
1965 Jan "Ask the Lonely" "Where Did You Go" Four Tops Motown M 1073 US
"Do You Know What I'm Talkin' About" "You Say You Love Me" The Downbeats VIP 25007
(unreleased)
US
"Conscience I'm Guilty" "You Got Me Worried" Hattie Littles VIP 25015
(unreleased)
US
"Shotgun" "Hot Cha" Junior Walker & the All Stars Soul S 35008 US
"All for You" "Too Many Fish in the Sea" Earl Van Dyke & the Soul Brothers Soul S 35009
(unreleased)
US
"Love Makes the World Go 'Round, But Money Greases the Wheel" "Come on Back (And Be My Love Again)" Dee Mullins Mel-o-dy 117 US
"I'm Still Loving You" "Go Ahead and Laugh" Kim Weston Tamla T 54110 US
"Too Many Fish in the Sea" "A Need for Love" The Marvelettes Stateside SS 369 UK
"Without the One You Love (Life's Not Worth While)" "Love Has Gone" Four Tops Stateside SS 371 UK
"Come See About Me" "Always in My Heart" The Supremes Stateside SS 376 UK
"Come On Do The Jerk" "Baby Don't You Go" The Miracles Stateside SS 377 UK
"My Girl" "(Talkin' Bout) Nobody But My Baby" The Temptations Stateside SS 378 UK
"Can You Jerk Like Me" "That Day When She Needed Me" The Contours Stateside SS 381 UK
"Wild One" "Dancing Slow" Martha and the Vandellas Stateside SS 383 UK
Feb "Nowhere to Run" "Motoring" Martha and the Vandellas Gordy G 7039 US
"Stop! In the Name of Love" "I'm in Love Again" The Supremes Motown M 1074 US
"When I'm Gone" "I've Been Good to You" Brenda Holloway Tamla T 54111 US
"I'll Be Doggone" "You've Been a Long Time Coming" Marvin Gaye Tamla T 54112 US
"When Someone's Good to You" "My Heart" Carolyn Crawford Stateside SS 384 UK
"He Was Really Sayin' Somethin'" "Throw a Farewell Kiss" The Velvelettes Stateside SS 387 UK
Mar "Ooo Baby Baby" "All That's Good" The Miracles Tamla T 54113 US
"It's Growing" "What Love Has Joined Together" The Temptations Gordy G 7040 US
"Never Say No to Your Baby" "Let's Dance" The Hit Pack Soul S 35010 US
"Kiss Me Baby" "Tears in Vain" Stevie Wonder Tamla T 54114 US
"You Only Pass This Way One Time" "Rain Is a Lonesome Thing" The Hillsiders Mel-o-dy 120 US
"My Baby" "Beautiful Brown Eyes" The Freeman Brothers Soul S 35011 US
"Talkin' to Your Picture" "Our Rhapsody" Tony Martin Stateside SS 394 UK
"Stop! In the Name of Love" "I'm in Love Again" The Supremes Tamla Motown TMG 501 UK
"Nowhere to Run" "Motoring" Martha and the Vandellas Tamla Motown TMG 502 UK
"Ooo Baby Baby" "All That's Good" The Miracles Tamla Motown TMG 503 UK
"It's Growing" "What Love Has Joined Together" The Temptations Tamla Motown TMG 504 UK
"Kiss Me Baby" "Tears in Vain" Stevie Wonder Tamla Motown TMG 505 UK
"All for You" "Too Many Fish in the Sea" Earl Van Dyke & the Soul Brothers Tamla Motown TMG 506 UK
"Ask the Lonely" "Where Did You Go" Four Tops Tamla Motown TMG 507 UK
Apr "Back in My Arms Again" "Whisper You Love Me Boy" The Supremes Motown M 1075 US
"A Thrill a Moment" "I'll Never See My Love Again" Kim Weston Gordy G 7041 US
"I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" "Sad Souvenirs" Four Tops Motown M 1076 US
"All the Good Times Are Gone" "The Great Titanic" Howard Crockett Mel-o-dy 121 US
"When I'm Gone" "I've Been Good to You" Brenda Holloway Tamla Motown TMG 508 UK
"Shotgun" "Hot Cha" Junior Walker & the All Stars Tamla Motown TMG 509 UK
"I'll Be Doggone" "You've Been a Long Time Coming" Marvin Gaye Tamla Motown TMG 510 UK
"I'm Still Loving You" "Go Ahead and Laugh" Kim Weston Tamla Motown TMG 511 UK
"Out to Get You" "It's a Crying Shame (The Way You Treat a Good Man like Me)" Shorty Long Tamla Motown TMG 512 UK
May "Lonely Lonely Girl Am I" "I'm the Exception to the Rule" The Velvelettes VIP 25017 US
"I'll Keep Holding On" "No Time for Tears" The Marvelettes Tamla T 54116 US
"Do the Boomerang" "Tune Up" Junior Walker & the All Stars Soul S 35012 US
"Operator" "I'll Be Available" Brenda Holloway Tamla T 54115 US
"Down to Earth" "Had You Been Around" Billy Eckstine Motown M 1077 US
"Buttered Popcorn" "Tell Me" The Vows VIP 25016 US
"He's an Oddball" "By Some Chance" The Lewis Sisters VIP 25018 US
"Why Do You Want to Let Me Go" "I'm Not a Plaything" Marv Johnson Gordy G 7042 US
"Never Say No to Your Baby" "Let's Dance" The Hit Pack Tamla Motown TMG 513 UK
"Sweet Thing" "How Can I" The Detroit Spinners Tamla Motown TMG 514 UK
"I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" "Sad Souvenirs" Four Tops Tamla Motown TMG 515 UK
"Back in My Arms Again" "Whisper You Love Me Boy" The Supremes Tamla Motown TMG 516 UK
Jun "The Only Time I'm Happy" "Supremes Interview" The Supremes George Alexander Inc. 1079 US
"Since I Lost My Baby" "You've Got to Earn It" The Temptations Gordy G 7043 US
"I'll Always Love You" "Tomorrow May Never Come" The Spinners Motown M 1078 US
"This Time Last Summer" "Please Don't Turn the Lights Out" Danny Day VIP 25019 US
"Why Break My Heart (Just to Run Around)" "They're Only Words" Dorsey Burnette VIP 25020
(unreleased)
US
"Pretty Little Baby" "Now That You've Won Me" Marvin Gaye Tamla T 54117 US
"First I Look at the Purse" "Searching for a Girl" The Contours Gordy G 7044 US
"The Tracks of My Tears" "A Fork in the Road" The Miracles Tamla T 54118 US
"Mickey's Monkey" "Pride and Joy" Choker Campbell's Big Band Tamla Motown TMG 517 UK
"I'll Keep Holding On" "No Time for Tears" The Marvelettes Tamla Motown TMG 518 UK
"Operator" "I'll Be Available" Brenda Holloway Tamla Motown TMG 519 UK
Jul "Shake and Fingerpop" "Cleo's Back" Junior Walker & the All Stars Soul S 35013 US
"It's the Same Old Song" "Your Love Is Amazing" Four Tops Motown M 1081 US
"Mother Dear" "He Holds His Own" The Supremes Motown M 1080
(unreleased)
US
"Nothing but Heartaches" "He Holds His Own" The Supremes Motown M 1080 US
"Danger! Heartbreak Dead Ahead" "Your Cheating Ways" The Marvelettes Tamla T 54120 US
"You've Changed Me" "Who's Lovin' You" Brenda Holloway Tamla T 54121
(unreleased)
US
"You've Been in Love Too Long" "Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)" Martha and the Vandellas Gordy G 7045 US
"Do the Boomerang" "Tune Up" Junior Walker & the All Stars Tamla Motown TMG 520 UK
"Lonely Lonely Girl Am I" "I'm the Exception to the Rule" The Velvelettes Tamla Motown TMG 521 UK
"The Tracks of My Tears" "A Fork in the Road" The Miracles Tamla Motown TMG 522 UK
Aug "Hi-Heel Sneakers" "Funny How Time Slips Away" Stevie Wonder Tamla T 54119 US
"The Bigger Your Heart Is (The Harder You'll Fall)" "The Two of Us" Tony Martin Motown M 1082 US
"I Don't Know What to Do" "What Now My Love" Richard Anthony VIP 25022 US
"Hang on Bill" "Puppet on a String" Little Lisa VIP 25023 US
"You Can Cry on My Shoulder" "How Many Times Did You Mean It" Brenda Holloway Tamla T 54121 (second pressing) US
"You Need Me" "Moonlight on the Beach" The Lewis Sisters VIP 25024 US
"I'll Always Love You" "Tomorrow May Never Come" The Detroit Spinners Tamla Motown TMG 523 UK
"Pretty Little Baby" "Now That You've Won Me" Marvin Gaye Tamla Motown TMG 524 UK
"Why Do You Want to Let Me Go" "I'm Not a Plaything" Marv Johnson Tamla Motown TMG 525 UK
"Since I Lost My Baby" "You've Got to Earn It" The Temptations Tamla Motown TMG 526 UK
"Nothing but Heartaches" "He Holds His Own" The Supremes Tamla Motown TMG 527 UK
"It's the Same Old Song" "Your Love Is Amazing" Four Tops Tamla Motown TMG 528 UK
Sep "Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)" "Don't Compare Me with Her" Kim Weston Gordy G 7046 US
"Things Are Changing" "Things Are Changing" The Supremes Eeoc S14m 3114
(Advertising Council promo-only)
US
"Ain't That Peculiar" "She's Got to Be Real" Marvin Gaye Tamla T 54122 US
"My Girl Has Gone" "Since You Won My Heart" The Miracles Tamla T 54123 US
"My Baby" "Don't Look Back" The Temptations Gordy G 7047 US
"I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" Earl Van Dyke & the Soul Brothers Soul S 35014 US
"Shake and Fingerpop" "Cleo's Back" Junior Walker & the All Stars Tamla Motown TMG 529 UK
"You've Been in Love Too Long" "Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)" Martha and the Vandellas Tamla Motown TMG 530 UK
"First I Look at the Purse" "Searching for a Girl" The Contours Tamla Motown TMG 531 UK
"Hi-Heel Sneakers" "Music Talk" Stevie Wonder Tamla Motown TMG 532 UK
Oct "I Hear a Symphony" "Who Could Ever Doubt My Love" The Supremes Motown M 1083 US
"As Long As There Is L-O-V-E Love" "How Can I Say I’m Sorry" Jimmy Ruffin Soul S 35016 US
"We Call It Fun" "Voodoo Plan" The Headliners VIP 25026 US
"Something About You" "Darling, I Hum Our Song" Four Tops Motown M 1084 US
"I've Been Cheated" "Take My Hand" The Dalton Boys VIP 25025
(unreleased)
US
"I've Been Cheated" "Something's Bothering You" The Dalton Boys VIP 25025 US
"Let's Go Somewhere" "Poor Girl" R. Dean Taylor VIP 25027 US
"Down to Earth" "Had You Been Around" Billy Eckstine Tamla Motown TMG 533 UK
"Jimmy Brown" "Everybody's Angel" Dorsey Burnette Tamla Motown TMG 534 UK
"Danger! Heartbreak Dead Ahead" "Your Cheating Ways" The Marvelettes Tamla Motown TMG 535 UK
"You Need Me" "Moonlight on the Beach" The Lewis Sisters Tamla Motown TMG 536 UK
"The Bigger Your Heart Is (The Harder You'll Fall)" "The Two of Us" Tony Martin Tamla Motown TMG 537 UK
"Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)" "Don't Compare Me with Her" Kim Weston Tamla Motown TMG 538 UK
Nov "Say You" "All for Someone" The Monitors VIP 25028 US
"I Can't Believe You Love Me" "Hold Me Oh My Darling" Tammi Terrell Motown M 1086 US
"You're Gonna Love My Baby" "The Touch of Time" Barbara McNair Motown M 1087 US
"Children's Christmas Song" "Twinkle Twinkle Little Me" The Supremes Motown M 1085 US
"Uptight (Everything's Alright)" "Purple Rain Drops" Stevie Wonder Tamla T 54124 US
"A Bird in the Hand (Is Worth Two in the Bush)" "Since You've Been Loving Me" The Velvelettes VIP 25030 US
"Don't Mess with Bill" "Anything You Wanna Do" The Marvelettes Tamla T 54126 US
"The Flick (Part II)" "The Flick (Part I)" Earl Van Dyke & the Soul Brothers Soul S 35018 US

Number One Singles[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Albums[edit]

1961[edit]

1962[edit]

1963[edit]

1964[edit]

  • MT-613 Together - Marvin Gaye and Mary Wells
  • MT-615 Motor Town Revue, Volume 2 - Various Artists
  • MT-616 Mary Wells' Greatest Hits - Mary Wells
  • MT-617 Mary Wells Sings My Guy - Mary Wells
  • MT-618 Better Late Than Never - Bobby Breen [Unissued]
  • MT-619 My Son the Sit-In - Stepin Fetchit [Unissued]
  • MS-621 Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes
  • MS-622 Four Tops - Four Tops
  • MS-623 A Bit of Liverpool - Supremes
  • MT-624 16 Original Big Hits, Volume 3 - Various Artists
  • GS-911 Meet the Temptations - The Temptations (Gordy)
  • T-249 I Like It Like That - The Miracles
  • TM-251 When I'm Alone I Cry - Marvin Gaye (Tamla)
  • TM-252 Marvin Gaye's Greatest Hits - Marvin Gaye
  • TM-255 Stevie at the Beach - Stevie Wonder
  • TM-256 A Collection of 16 Big Hits, Volume 2 - Various Artists
  • TM-257 Every Little Bit Hurts - Brenda Holloway
  • TS-259 Hello Broadway - Marvin Gaye (Tamla)
  • WSJ 212 The Right Side of Lefty Edwards - Lefty Edwards (Workshop Jazz)
  • WSJ 213 Reflections - Earl Washington (Workshop Jazz)
  • WSJ 214 Bold Bohannon - George Bohannon Quartet (Workshop Jazz)
  • WSJ 216 The Soul and Sound of Herbie Williams - Herbie Williams [Unissued?] (Workshop Jazz)
  • WSJ 217 Breaking Through - Four Tops [Unissued?] (Workshop Jazz)
  • WSJ 219 Compositions of Charlie Mingus - Pepper Adams (Workshop Jazz)
  • WSJ 220 Beat - Roy Brooks (Workshop Jazz)
  • GW LPM-300 Just Like Romeo and Juliet - Reflections (Golden World)

1965[edit]

1966[edit]

1967[edit]

1968[edit]

1969[edit]

1970[edit]

1971[edit]

1972[edit]

1973[edit]

1974[edit]

1975[edit]

1976[edit]

1977[edit]

1978[edit]

1979[edit]

1980[edit]

1981[edit]

1982[edit]

  • 6000-ML Tell Me a Lie - Bettye Lavette (Motown)
  • 6001-TL Yes It's You Lady - Smokey Robinson (Tamla)
  • 6002-TL2 Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium I - Stevie Wonder (Tamla)
  • 6003-GL Ambiance - Nolen & Crossley (Gordy)
  • 6004-ML Keep It Live - Dazz Band (Motown)
  • 6005-GL Throwin' Down - Rick James (Gordy)
  • 6006-GL So Right - High Inergy (Gordy)
  • 6007-ML Lionel Richie - Lionel Richie (Motown)
  • 6008-GL Reunion - The Temptations (Gordy)
  • 6009-ML I've Never Been to Me - Charlene (Motown)
  • 6010-ML Trust Me - Jean Carn (Motown)
  • 6011-ML Li'l Suzy - Ozone (Motown)
  • 6012-GL I Like It - DeBarge (Gordy)
  • 6014-ML Strung Out on Motown - Regal Funkharmonic Orchestra (Motown)
  • 6017-ML Let Me Tickle You Fancy - Jermaine Jackson (Motown)
  • 6018-LL Escenas De Amor - Jose Feliciano
  • 6019-ML Love Changes - O.C. Smith (Motown)
  • 6020-ML Pressin' On - Billy Preston (Motown)
  • 6021-LL Amor Secreto - Pedro Montero
  • 6022-ML Second to Nunn - Bobby Nunn (Motown)
  • 6023-GL Blow - Bobby Militello (Gordy)
  • 6025-ML Watch It Sucker! - Lawanda Page (Motown)
  • 6026-ML Himself (Soundtrack) - Bill Cosby (Motown)
  • 6027-ML Used to Be - Charlene (Motown)
  • 6028-ML All the Great Hits - Commodores (Motown)
  • STML-12164 Motown Chartbusters Volume 12 (Motown)

1983[edit]

1984[edit]

1985[edit]

1986[edit]

1987[edit]

1988[edit]

1989[edit]

1990[edit]

1991[edit]

1992[edit]

1993[edit]

1994[edit]

1995[edit]

1996[edit]

1997[edit]

1998[edit]

1999[edit]

2000[edit]

2001[edit]

2002[edit]

2003[edit]

2004[edit]

2005[edit]

2006[edit]

Motown subsidiary labels[edit]

Major divisions[edit]

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

Secondary R&B labels[edit]

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

Alternative genre labels[edit]

Country[edit]

  • Mel-o-dy Records
  • Hitsville Records

Hip hop/rap[edit]

  • Wondirection Records
  • Mad Sounds Recordings

Jazz[edit]

  • Workshop Jazz Records
  • Blaze Records
  • Mo Jazz Records

Rock[edit]

  • Rare Earth Records
  • Prodigal Records
  • Morocco Records

Other[edit]

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

Independent labels distributed by Motown[edit]

British (pre-Tamla-Motown) labels[edit]

Miscellaneous labels associated with Motown[edit]

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

References[edit]

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

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