Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959–1971

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Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959–1971
Hitsville USA- The Motown Singles Collection 1959–1971.jpg
Box set by Various artists
Released 1992
Recorded 1959-1971
Genre Motown, R&B, soul
Length 5:03:03
Label Motown 374636312-2
Various artists chronology
Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959–1971
(1992)
Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection Volume 2 1972–1992
(1993)Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection Volume 2 1972–19921993

Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959–1971 is a 1992 four-CD collection of Motown hits, during Motown's golden age when the songs were recorded at its original Detroit studio.[1] The selections on this compilation were transferred from the original single mixes, which were mixed for AM radio play and 45 RPM singles. Therefore, the tracks are mono. It was followed a year by the release of Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection Volume 2 1972–1992.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

Singles were recorded between 1959 and 1964.

  1. "Money (That's What I Want)" – Barrett Strong (1959) – 2:37
  2. "Shop Around" – The Miracles (1960) – 2:51
  3. "Please Mr. Postman" – The Marvelettes (1961) – 2:31
  4. "Jamie" – Eddie Holland (1961) – 2:25
  5. "The One Who Really Loves You" – Mary Wells (1962) – 2:29
  6. "Do You Love Me" – The Contours (1962) – 2:54
  7. "Beechwood 4-5789" – The Marvelettes (1962) – 2:14
  8. "You Beat Me to the Punch" – Mary Wells (1962) – 2:45
  9. "Stubborn Kind of Fellow" – Marvin Gaye (1962) – 2:45
  10. "Two Lovers" – Mary Wells (1962) – 2:48
  11. "You've Really Got a Hold on Me" – The Miracles (1962) – 2:59
  12. "Come and Get These Memories" – Martha and the Vandellas (1963) – 2:25
  13. "Pride and Joy" – Marvin Gaye (1963) – 2:08
  14. "Fingertips" – Little Stevie Wonder (1962) – 3:00
  15. "Heat Wave" – Martha and the Vandellas (1963) – 2:48
  16. "Mickey's Monkey" – The Miracles (1963) – 2:47
  17. "Leaving Here" – Eddie Holland (1963) – 2:33
  18. "The Way You Do the Things You Do" – The Temptations (1964) – 2:41
  19. "My Guy" – Mary Wells (1964) – 2:50
  20. "Devil with the Blue Dress" – Shorty Long (1964) – 3:13
  21. "Every Little Bit Hurts" – Brenda Holloway (1964) – 2:59
  22. "Baby I Need Your Loving" – Four Tops (1964) – 2:45
  23. "Dancing in the Street" – Martha and the Vandellas (1964) – 2:41
  24. "My Smile is Just a Frown (Turned Upside Down)" – Carolyn Crawford (1964) – 3:03
  25. "Needle in a Haystack" – The Velvelettes (1964) – 2:32
  26. "Baby Love" – The Supremes (1964) – 2:38
  27. "Come See About Me" – The Supremes (1964) – 2:42
  28. "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" – Marvin Gaye (1964) – 2:58

Disc 2[edit]

Singles were recorded between 1964 and 1966.

  1. "My Girl" – The Temptations (1964) – 2:57
  2. "He Was Really Sayin' Somethin'" – The Velvelettes (1964) – 2:32
  3. "Ask the Lonely" – Four Tops (1965) – 2:48
  4. "Shotgun" – Jr. Walker & The All-Stars (1965) – 3:00
  5. "Nowhere to Run" – Martha and the Vandellas (1965) – 2:58
  6. "When I'm Gone" – Brenda Holloway (1965) – 2:09
  7. "Ooo Baby Baby" – The Miracles (1965) – 2:45
  8. "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" – Four Tops (1965) – 2:46
  9. "First I Look at the Purse" – The Contours (1965) – 3:06
  10. "The Tracks of My Tears" – The Miracles (1965) – 3:03
  11. "It's the Same Old Song" – Four Tops (1965) – 2:46
  12. "Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)" – Martha and the Vandellas (1965) – 2:57
  13. "Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)" – Kim Weston (1965) – 2:58
  14. "Uptight (Everything's Alright)" – Stevie Wonder (1965) – 2:54
  15. "Don't Mess with Bill" – The Marvelettes (1965) – 2:50
  16. "Darling Baby" – The Elgins (1965) – 2:36
  17. "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)" – The Isley Brothers (1966) – 2:46
  18. "Greetings (This is Uncle Sam)" – The Monitors (1966) – 3:03
  19. "Function at the Junction" – Shorty Long (1966) – 2:49
  20. "(I'm a) Road Runner" – Jr. Walker & The All-Stars (1966) – 2:49
  21. "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" – The Temptations (1966) – 2:34
  22. "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" – Jimmy Ruffin (1966) – 3:03
  23. "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" – Jr. Walker & The All-Stars (1966) – 3:03
  24. "Love's Gone Bad" – Chris Clark (1966) – 2:24
  25. "You Can't Hurry Love" – The Supremes (1966) – 2:52
  26. "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep" – The Temptations (1966) – 2:24
  27. "Heaven Must Have Sent You" – The Elgins (1966) – 2:33

Disc 3[edit]

Singles were recorded between 1966 and 1970.

  1. "Reach Out I'll Be There" – Four Tops (1966) – 3:01
  2. "(I Know) I'm Losing You" – The Temptations (1966) – 2:28
  3. "Standing in the Shadows of Love" – Four Tops (1966) – 2:39
  4. "It Takes Two" – Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston (1966) – 3:00
  5. "The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game" – The Marvelettes (1966) – 2:52
  6. "Jimmy Mack" – Martha and the Vandellas (1967) – 2:54
  7. "Bernadette" – Four Tops (1967) – 3:02
  8. "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell (1967) – 2:29
  9. "More Love" – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles (1967) – 2:49
  10. "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" – Gladys Knight & The Pips (1967) – 2:56
  11. "I Second That Emotion" – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles (1967) – 2:42
  12. "I Wish It Would Rain" – The Temptations (1967) – 2:53
  13. "I Can't Give You Back the Love I Feel for You" – Syreeta Wright (1968) – 2:40
  14. "Does Your Mama Know About Me" – Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers (1968) – 2:48
  15. "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell (1968) – 2:18
  16. "Love Child" – Diana Ross & The Supremes (1968) – 3:03
  17. "For Once in My Life" – Stevie Wonder (1968) – 2:52
  18. "Cloud Nine" – The Temptations (1968) – 3:38
  19. "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" – Marvin Gaye (1968) – 3:15
  20. "Baby, Baby Don't Cry" – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles (1968) – 3:59
  21. "Twenty-Five Miles" – Edwin Starr (1969) – 3:22
  22. "My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)" – David Ruffin (1969) – 3:30
  23. "What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)" – Jr. Walker & The All-Stars (1969) – 2:31
  24. "I Can't Get Next to You" – The Temptations (1969) – 2:56
  25. "Baby I'm for Real" – The Originals (1969) – 3:20
  26. "Up the Ladder to the Roof" – The Supremes (1970) – 3:16

Disc 4[edit]

Singles were recorded between 1969 and 1971.

  1. "I Want You Back" – The Jackson 5 (1969) – 3:01
  2. "The Bells" – The Originals (1970) – 2:56
  3. "Get Ready" – Rare Earth (1970) – 2:49
  4. "ABC" – The Jackson 5 (1970) – 2:59
  5. "Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)" – The Temptations (1970) – 4:04
  6. "The Love You Save" – The Jackson 5 (1970) – 3:05
  7. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" – Stevie Wonder (1970) – 2:48
  8. "War" – Edwin Starr (1970) – 3:28
  9. "It's a Shame" – The Spinners (1970) – 3:09
  10. "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" – Diana Ross (1970) – 3:31
  11. "Still Water (Love)" – Four Tops (1970) – 3:15
  12. "I'll Be There" – The Jackson 5 (1970) – 3:45
  13. "The Tears of a Clown" – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles (1970) – 3:06
  14. "Stoned Love" – The Supremes (1970) – 3:01
  15. "If I Were Your Woman" – Gladys Knight & The Pips (1970) – 3:14
  16. "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)" – The Temptations (1971) – 3:53
  17. "What's Going On" – Marvin Gaye (1971) – 3:57
  18. "Never Can Say Goodbye" – The Jackson 5 (1971) – 3:02
  19. "Nathan Jones" – The Supremes (1971) – 3:04
  20. "I Don't Want To Do Wrong" – Gladys Knight & The Pips (1971) – 3:24
  21. "Smiling Faces Sometimes" – The Undisputed Truth (1971) – 3:17
  22. "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" – Marvin Gaye (1971) – 2:31
  23. "I Just Want to Celebrate" – Rare Earth (1971) – 2:53

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