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 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] 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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