The Supremes discography

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The Supremes discography

Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson and Diana Ross performing together on The Ed Sullivan Show, 1966
Releases
Studio albums 29
Live albums 4
Compilation albums 30
Singles 60
Soundtracks 2
No. 1 Singles 12
Other albums 8

This article presents the discography of American singing group The Supremes. It is a complete listing of all their singles and albums as released by Motown Records. 33 of their singles reached the Billboard Top 40 in the US, 23 reached either the US or UK Top 10, and 12 of them reached the number-one position on the US pop chart with "Baby Love" also topping the UK pop chart. 12 of their albums reached the Top 10 in either the US or UK, with five of them going to number-one.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions
US US
R&B
UK
The Supremes
1962 Meet The Supremes 8
1964 Where Did Our Love Go 2 1
A Bit of Liverpool 21 5
1965 The Supremes Sing Country, Western and Pop 79
We Remember Sam Cooke 75 5
More Hits by The Supremes 6 2
Merry Christmas 1
1966 I Hear a Symphony 8 1
The Supremes A' Go-Go 1 1 15
1967 The Supremes Sing Holland–Dozier–Holland 6 1 15
The Supremes Sing Rodgers & Hart 20 3 25
Diana Ross & the Supremes
1968 Reflections 18 3 30
Diana Ross & the Supremes Sing and Perform "Funny Girl" 150 45
Diana Ross & the Supremes Join The Temptations 2 2 1 1
Love Child 14 3 8
1969 Let the Sunshine In 24 7
Together 2 28 6 28
Cream of the Crop 33 3
The Supremes
1970 Right On 25 4
The Magnificent 7 3 113 18 6
New Ways but Love Stays 68 12
1971 The Return of the Magnificent Seven 3 154 18
Touch 85 6 40
Dynamite 3 160 21
1972 Floy Joy 54 12
The Supremes Produced and Arranged by Jimmy Webb 129 27
1975 The Supremes 152 25
1976 High Energy 42 24
Mary, Scherrie & Susaye
"—" denotes the album failed to chart or was not released

Live albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions
US US
R&B
UK
1965 The Supremes at the Copa 11 6
1968 Live at London's Talk of the Town 57 6 6
1970 Farewell 46 31
1973 The Supremes Live! In Japan 1
"—" denotes the album failed to chart or was not released
  • 1 Japan-only; released in the US by Motown in 2004

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions
US US
R&B
UK
1967 Greatest Hits 1 1 1
1969 Greatest Hits Vol. 3 31 5
1974 Diana Ross & the Supremes Anthology (version one) 66 24
1977 20 Golden Greats 1 1
1978 At Their Best
1984 20 Greatest Hits – Compact Command Performances
1985 Diana Ross & the Supremes: 25th Anniversary Collection 112 61
1986 Diana Ross & the Supremes Anthology (version two)
1987 The Never-Before-Released Masters 2
1988 Love Supreme 1 10
1991 The Supremes ('70s): Greatest Hits and Rare Classics 1
1995 The Best of Diana Ross & the Supremes: Anthology (version three)
1997 The Ultimate Collection
1998 40 Golden Motown Greats 1 35
2000 The Supremes 3
20th Century Masters: The Best of Diana Ross & the Supremes, Vol. 1
20th Century Masters: The Best of Diana Ross & the Supremes, Vol. 2
2001 Diana Ross & the Supremes Anthology (version four)
2002 The '70s Anthology
2003 Diana Ross & the Supremes: The No. 1's 72 63 15
2004 Joined Together: The Complete Studio Duets 4
There's a Place for Us 5
2005 The Supremes: Gold 6
2006 This Is the Story: The '70s Albums, Vol. 1 – 1970–1973: The Jean Terrell Years 7
2007 Diana Ross & the Supremes Remixes 8
2008 Let the Music Play: Supreme Rarities 9
The Definitive Collection
2009 Magnificent: The Complete Studio Duets 10
2010 Icon: Diana Ross & the Supremes
2011 Let Yourself Go: The '70s Albums, Vol 2 – 1974–1977: The Final Sessions 11
50th Anniversary: The Singles Collection 1961–1969
"—" denotes the album failed to chart or was not released
  • 1 UK-release.
  • 2 A compilation of previously unreleased songs including a majority of songs from the unreleased Disney Classics sessions.
  • 3 A four-disc box-set.
  • 4 A compilation of all recordings from Diana Ross & The Supremes & The Temptations made during the 1960s.
  • 5 Originally scheduled for release in 1965 as a studio album.
  • 6 A compilation of Greatest Hits, Greatest Hits Vol. 3 and At Their Best.
  • 7 A compilation of Right On, New Ways but Love Stays, Floy Joy, Produced and Arranged by Jimmy Webb and the previously unreleased Promises Kept sessions, together with three non-album tracks.
  • 8 Japanese collection containing remixes of Supremes and solo Diana Ross recordings.
  • 9 A compilation of unreleased recordings and rarities.
  • 10 A compilation of all recordings from The Supremes & the Four Tops made during the 1970s.
  • 11 A compilation of The Supremes, High Energy and Mary Scherrie & Susaye with several unreleased and alternate versions.

Soundtracks[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions
US US
R&B
UK
1968 TCB 1 1 1 11
1969 G.I.T. on Broadway 1 38 4
"—" denotes the album failed to chart or was not released
  • 1 Diana Ross & the Supremes with The Temptations.

Singles[edit]

All singles released on Motown Records except for the Primettes' "Tears of Sorrow" b/w "Pretty Baby", issued on Lu Pine Records.

Year A-side title
B-side title
Lead vocal Peak chart positions
US US
Cashbox

[1]
US
R&B
US
Dance
US
AC
UK[2] AU
The Primettes
1960 "Tears of Sorrow"
"Pretty Baby"
Diane Ross
Mary Wilson
The Supremes
1961 "I Want a Guy"
"Never Again"
Diana Ross
"Buttered Popcorn" 1
"Who's Lovin' You"
Florence Ballard
Diana Ross
1962 "Your Heart Belongs to Me"
"(He's) Seventeen"
Diana Ross 95
"Let Me Go the Right Way"
"Time Changes Things"
90 82 26
1963 "My Heart Can't Take It No More"
"You Bring Back Memories"
129
"A Breathtaking Guy" 2
"(The Man with the) Rock and Roll Banjo Band"
75 75
"When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes" 3
"Standing at the Crossroads of Love"
23 20 2 11
1964 "Run, Run, Run" 3, 12
"I'm Giving You Your Freedom"
93 86 22
"Where Did Our Love Go" 3
"He Means the World to Me"
1 1 1 3 14
"Baby Love" 3
"Ask Any Girl"
1 1 1 1 26
"Come See About Me" 3
"(You're Gone But) Always in My Heart"
1 1 2 27 78
1965 "Stop! In the Name of Love"
"I'm in Love Again"
1 1 2 7 42
"Back in My Arms Again"
"Whisper You Love Me Boy"
1 1 1 40 95
"The Only Time I'm Happy" 4
Supremes interview
"Nothing but Heartaches"
"He Holds His Own"
11 8 6 83
"Things Are Changing" 5
"Things Are Changing"
Diana Ross, Florence Ballard
"I Hear a Symphony"
"Who Could Ever Doubt My Love"
Diana Ross 1 1 2 39 48
"Children's Christmas Song" 6, 7
"Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Me"
"My World Is Empty Without You"
"Everything is Good About You"
5 5 10 88
1966 "Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart"
"He's All I Got"
9 9 7 100
"You Can't Hurry Love"
"Put Yourself in My Place"
1 1 1 3 6
"You Keep Me Hangin' On"
"Remove This Doubt"
1 1 1 8 11
1967 "Love Is Here and Now You're Gone"
"There's No Stopping Us Now"
1 1 1 17 45
"The Happening"
"All I Know About You"
1 1 12 6 5
Diana Ross & the Supremes
1967 "Reflections"
"Going Down for the Third Time"
Diana Ross 2 2 4 5 26
"In and Out of Love" 7
"I Guess I'll Always Love You"
9 10 16 13 24
1968 "Forever Came Today" 7
"Time Changes Things"
28 13 17 28 68
"Some Things You Never Get Used To" 8
"You've Been So Wonderful to Me"
30 22 43 34 98
"Love Child" 7
"Will This Be the Day"
1 1 2 15 2
"I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" 9
"A Place in the Sun"
Diana Ross, Eddie Kendricks
Diana Ross, Paul Williams
2 1 2 3 14
1969 "I'm Livin' in Shame" 7
"I'm So Glad (I Got Somebody Like You Around)"
Diana Ross 10 8 8 14 26
"I'll Try Something New" 9
"The Way You Do the Things You Do"
Diana Ross, Eddie Kendricks, Melvin Franklin
Diana Ross, Eddie Kendricks
25 21 8
"The Composer" 7
"The Beginning of the End"
Diana Ross 27 21 21 87
"No Matter What Sign You Are" 7
"The Young Folks"
31
69
27
89
17 37
"The Weight" 7
"For Better or Worse"
Diana Ross, Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams
Diana Ross, Eddie Kendricks
46 39 33
"I Second That Emotion" 9, 10
"The Way You Do the Things You Do"
Diana Ross, Eddie Kendricks 18
"Someday We'll Be Together" 11
"He's My Sunny Boy"
Diana Ross, Johnny Bristol
Diana Ross
1 1 1 12 13 35
1970 "Why (Must We Fall in Love)" 9, 10
"Uptight (Everything's Alright)"
Diana Ross, Eddie Kendricks
Diana Ross, Paul Williams
31
"The Rhythm of Life"
"Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
Diana Ross, The Temptations 5
The Supremes
1970 "Up the Ladder to the Roof"
"Bill, When Are You Coming Back"
Jean Terrell 10 9 5 28 6 43
"Everybody's Got the Right to Love"
"But I Love You More"
21 14 11 29
"Stoned Love"
"Shine on Me"
7 5 1 24 3 99
"River Deep – Mountain High" 12
"Together We Can Make Such Sweet Music"
Jean Terrell, Levi Stubbs
Jean Terrell
14 15 7 11
1971 "Nathan Jones"
"Happy (Is a Bumpy Road)"
Jean Terrell, Mary Wilson, Cindy Birdsong
Jean Terrell
16 10 8 29 5
"You Gotta Have Love in Your Heart" 12
"I'm Glad About It"
Jean Terrell, Levi Stubbs 55 51 41 25
"Touch"
"It's So Hard for Me to Say Good-bye"
Jean Terrell, Mary Wilson, Cindy Birdsong
Jean Terrell
71 53
"Floy Joy"
"This Is the Story"
Jean Terrell, Mary Wilson
Jean Terrell
16 16 5 33 9
1972 "Automatically Sunshine"
"Precious Little Things"
Jean Terrell, Mary Wilson
Jean Terrell
37 37 21 17 10
"Without the One You Love" 10, 12
"Let's Make Love Now"
Jean Terrell, Levi Stubbs
"Your Wonderful, Sweet Sweet Love"
"The Wisdom of Time"
Jean Terrell 59 70 22
"I Guess I'll Miss the Man"
"Over and Over"
85 100 17
"Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)" 10, 12
"Where Would I Be Without You Baby"
Jean Terrell, Levi Stubbs
1973 "Bad Weather"
"Oh Be My Love"
Jean Terrell 87 92 74 37
"Tossin' and Turnin'" 10
"Oh Be My Love"
1974 "Baby Love" 13
"Ask Any Girl"
Diana Ross 12
"Where Did Our Love Go" 13
"Nothing but Heartaches"
1975 "He's My Man"
"Give Out, But Don't Give Up"
Scherrie Payne, Mary Wilson
Scherrie Payne
69
"Where Do I Go from Here"
"Give Out, But Don't Give Up"
Scherrie Payne 93
"Early Morning Love" 10
"Where Is It I Belong"
Mary Wilson
1976 "I'm Gonna Let My Heart Do the Walking"
"Early Morning Love"
Scherrie Payne
Mary Wilson
40 54 25 3
"High Energy"
"High Energy"
Susaye Greene 9
"You're My Driving Wheel"
"You're What's Missing in My Life"
Scherrie Payne
Scherrie Payne, Mary Wilson
85 50 5
1977 "Let Yourself Go"
"You Are the Heart of Me"
Scherrie Payne
Mary Wilson
83
"Love, I Never Knew You Could Feel So Good"
"This Is Why I Believe in You"
Scherrie Payne
Mary Wilson
1989 "Stop! In the Name of Love" 13
"Automatically Sunshine"
Diana Ross
Jean Terrell, Mary Wilson
62
"—" denotes the single failed to chart or was not released
  • 1 The original master of this single was withdrawn shortly after its release, and a re-recorded version, also featuring Ballard on lead, was issued instead.
  • 2 Originally issued as "A Breath Taking, First Sight Soul Shaking, One Night Love Making, Next Day Heart Breaking Guy", quickly withdrawn and re-pressed with the shortened title.
  • 3 There was no Billboard R&B singles chart from November 1963 until January 1965. Most discographies include R&B information from Cash Box magazine to fill in the gap in the R&B chart, as is done here.
  • 4 Promotional-only single release
  • 5 Promotional radio-only single produced by Phil Spector, for The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
  • 6 Charted on Billboard magazine's Top Holiday Songs chart, peaking at number seven.
  • 7 Background vocals by The Andantes, instead of The Supremes. In the case of "In and Out of Love", both The Andantes' and Supremes' backing vocal tracks were used.
  • 8 Backing vocals by Ashford & Simpson instead of The Supremes.
  • 9 Diana Ross & The Supremes with The Temptations.
  • 10 UK-only single.
  • 11 Backing vocals by Maxine and Julia Waters instead of The Supremes.
  • 12 The Supremes with the Four Tops.
  • 13 UK re-issue.

Other albums[edit]

The Supremes had a number of canceled albums and shelved projects during their original run. These unreleased albums include the following eleven titles:

Year Title
1963 The Supremes Sing Ballads & Blues 1
1965 The Supremes, Live, Live, Live! 2
There's a Place for Us 3
Around the World with The Supremes 4
A Tribute to the Girls 5
1966 Pure Gold 6
Live at the Roostertail '66 7
1967 The Supremes and the Motown Sound: From Broadway to Hollywood 8
Live at the Roostertail '67 9
1968 Diana Ross & the Supremes Sing Disney Classics 10
1971 Promises Kept 11
  • 1 The Supremes Sing Ballads & Blues, was assigned a catalog number (Motown 610) in late 1963 and given a projected release date. Although it was not released, several of the tracks originally recorded for it appeared on the album The Supremes Sing Country, Western and Pop in spring 1965.
  • 2 The Supremes, Live, Live, Live!, a live concert recording, was scheduled for release on Motown 625 in early 1965. Although no official track list is available, the live set from the expanded fortieth anniversary edition of the Where Did Our Love Go album features tracks that were slated for inclusion on the album. The Where Did Our Love Go anniversary edition liner notes indicate the possibility of tracks from the Motor-Town Revue in Paris were also considered.
  • 3 There's a Place for Us, an album of pop standards, saw release as an expanded volume in 2004, thirty-nine years after it was completed.
  • 4 Around the World with The Supremes, was a project that Motown planned for The Supremes consisting of famous international songs such as "C'est si bon," ""Never on Sunday"," "La Bamba," and "Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)." Although instrumental tracks were recorded, the album was never completed as the group never recorded any vocals.
  • 5 A Tribute to the Girls, was another project that Motown planned for The Supremes, yet was never completed. Several tracks were featured on the expanded release of There's a Place for Us.
  • 6 Pure Gold, an album of greatest hits-like material, was planned for release in May 1966, but was cancelled.
  • 7 Live at the Roostertail '66, a live concert recording, was planned for release and was to include several outtakes from The Supremes at the Copa, but the album was scrapped. Two tracks from the album such as "You Can't Hurry Love," and "Group Introductions" were released in 2000. The complete show, recorded on September 26, 1966, was released by Hip-O-Select on Disc 2 of the expanded edition of "I Hear A Symphony" in 2012.
  • 8 The Supremes and the Motown Sound: From Broadway to Hollywood, with no formal track listings having been produced for this album, it is widely believed that the album would have been based around the group's then-current number one single, 'The Happening'. Several tracks were recorded in LA and intended for this album, as well as earlier vaulted material, notably from the featured recordings from There's a Place for Us sessions.
  • 9 Live at the Roostertail '67, a live concert recording, was planned for a possible release and featured a similar tracklist to the shelved Copa '67 album. Recorded in August 1967, it was the first live recording to feature Cindy Birdsong in the group. Two tracks from the album such as "You Keep Me Hangin' On," and "Reflections" were released in 2000.
  • 10 Diana Ross & the Supremes Sing Disney Classics, featuring covers of songs from films produced by Walt Disney Productions, began in 1967 and was completed by early 1968. However, the album was never given an assigned catalog number and was shelved. Songs recorded for the album, including "When You Wish upon a Star", "I've Got No Strings" and "Whistle While You Work", have appeared on several Supremes compilation albums. "Chim Chim Cher-ee", "A Spoonful of Sugar", and "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" still remain unreleased.
  • 11 Promises Kept, a 1971 set by the "New Supremes" produced by Clay McMurray, Bobby Taylor, Ashford & Simpson, and others. The album was never finished, and the Supremes were instead assigned to work on Floy Joy with Smokey Robinson as producer. Some of the Promises Kept songs appear on the 2000 Supremes box set and the 2002 70s Anthology. Thirteen other tracks from the sessions are also included in The Supremes box set This Is the Story: The '70s Albums, Vol. 1 – 1970–1973: The Jean Terrell Years.

Videography[edit]

Video albums[edit]

Year Title
1964 T.A.M.I. Show
1968 Greatest Hits: Live in Amsterdam
1969 Reflections: The Definitive Performances (1964–1969)
1983 Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever

Note[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ http://www.musicvf.com/The+Supremes.art
  3. ^ Ribowsky, M. (2009), The Supremes: A Saga of Motown Dreams, Success, and Betrayal, De Capo Press, ISBN 978-0-306-81586-7, p.417
  4. ^ [2]