List of songs written by Berry Gordy

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This is a list of songs written by Berry Gordy, in most cases with other songwriters.

Chart hits and other notable songs written by Gordy[edit]

Year Song[1] Original artist[1] Co-writer(s) with Gordy[1] U.S. Pop[2] U.S. R&B[3] UK Singles Chart[4] Other charting versions, and notes
1957 "Reet Petite" Jackie Wilson Tyran Carlo 62 - 6 1979: Darts, #51 UK
1986: Jackie Wilson, #1 UK (reissue)
1958 "To Be Loved'" Jackie Wilson Gwen Gordy, Tyran Carlo 22 7 23 1958: Malcolm Vaughan, #14 UK
1979: Michael Henderson, #62 R&B
"We Have Love" Jackie Wilson Tyran Carlo, George Gordy 93 - -
"It's So Fine" LaVern Baker Tyran Carlo - 24 -
"Lonely Teardrops" Jackie Wilson Gwen Gordy, Tyran Carlo 7 1 - 1971: Brian Hyland, #54 pop
1976: Narvel Felts, #62 pop
1959 "Just for Your Love" The Falcons Gwen Gordy, Tyran Carlo - 26 -
"Come to Me" Marv Johnson Marv Johnson 30 6 -
"That's Why (I Love You So)" Jackie Wilson Tyran Carlo 13 2 -
"I'll Be Satisfied" Jackie Wilson Tyran Carlo 20 6 - 1982: Shakin' Stevens, #10 UK
"Bad Girl" The Miracles Smokey Robinson 93 - -
"You Got What It Takes" Marv Johnson Gwen Gordy, Tyran Carlo, Marv Johnson 10 2 7 1960: Johnny Kidd & the Pirates, #25 UK
1965: Joe Tex, #51 pop, #10 R&B
1966: The Dave Clark Five, #7 pop, #28 UK
1977: Showaddywaddy, #2 UK
1960 "Money (That's What I Want)" Barrett Strong Janie Bradford 23 2 - 1962: Jennell Hawkins, #17 R&B
1963: Bern Elliott and the Fenmen, #14 UK
1964: The Kingsmen (live), #16 pop, #6 R&B
1966: Jr. Walker & the All-Stars, #52 pop, #35 R&B
1979: The Flying Lizards, #50 pop, #5 UK
1994: The Backbeat Band, #48 UK
"I Love the Way You Love" Marv Johnson "Mikaljon" (Mike Ossman, Al Abrams, John O'Den) 9 2 35
"All I Could Do Was Cry" Etta James Gwen Gordy, Tyran Carlo 33 2 -
"Ain't Gonna Be That Way" Marv Johnson Marv Johnson 74 - 50
"All the Love I Got" Marv Johnson Brian Holland, Janie Bradford 63 - -
"Who's the Fool" Singin' Sammy Ward Smokey Robinson - 23 -
"(You've Got to) Move Two Mountains" Marv Johnson 20 12 -
"Happy Days" Marv Johnson Toni McKnight 58 7 -
"Shop Around" The Miracles Smokey Robinson 2 1 - 1976: Captain & Tennille, #4 pop
1961 "Don't Let Him Shop Around" Debbie Dean Smokey Robinson, Loucye Gordy Wakefield 92 - -
"Merry-Go-Round" Marv Johnson 61 26 -
"Ain't It Baby" The Miracles Smokey Robinson 49 15 -
"Broken Hearted" The Miracles Smokey Robinson 97 - -
"I Don't Want to Take a Chance" Mary Wells William "Mickey" Stevenson 33 9 -
1962 "Dream Come True " The Temptations - 22 -
"Do You Love Me" The Contours 3 1 - 1963: Brian Poole & The Tremeloes, #1 UK
1963: The Dave Clark Five, #30 UK
1970: Deep Feeling, #34 UK
1984: Andy Fraser, #82 pop
1988: The Contours, #11 pop (reissue)
1995: Duke Baysee, #46 UK
"Way Over There" The Miracles Smokey Robinson 94 - -
"Let Me Go the Right Way" The Supremes 90 26 -
"Shake Sherry" The Contours 43 21 -
1963 "Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right" Mary Wells Smokey Robinson 100 - -
"Don't Let Her Be Your Baby" The Contours 64 - -
"My Daddy Knows Best " The Marvelettes 67 - -
1964 "Try It Baby" Marvin Gaye 15 6 -
1967 "You've Made Me So Very Happy" Brenda Holloway Brenda Holloway, Patrice Holloway, Frank Wilson 39 40 - 1969: Blood, Sweat & Tears, #2 pop, #46 R&B, #35 UK
1970: Lou Rawls, #95 pop, #32 R&B
1969 "I'm Livin' in Shame" Diana Ross & the Supremes Pam Sawyer, R. Dean Taylor, Frank Wilson, Henry Cosby 10 8 14
"No Matter What Sign You Are" Diana Ross & the Supremes Henry Cosby 31 17 37 1983: Russell Grant, #87 UK
"I Want You Back" The Jackson 5 The Corporation (Gordy, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards, Fonce Mizell) 1 1 2 1988: The Jackson 5, #8 UK (remix)
1998: Cleopatra, #4 UK
2007: The Jackson 5, #53 UK (reissue)
2009: The Jackson 5, #43 UK (reissue)
1970 "ABC" The Jackson 5 The Corporation 1 1 8 2009: The Jackson 5, #50 UK (reissue)
2011: The Glee Cast, #88 pop
"One More Chance" The Jackson 5 The Corporation - - - 1997: One, #31 UK
"The Love You Save" The Jackson 5 The Corporation 1 1 7
"I'll Be There" The Jackson 5 Bob West, Hal Davis, Willie Hutch 1 1 4 1992: Mariah Carey (live), #1 pop, #11 R&B, #2 UK
2009: The Jackson 5, #49 UK (reissue)
"Give Love on Christmas Day" The Jackson 5 Freddie Perren, Christine Perren, Fonce Mizell, Deke Richards - - - 1998: Johnny Gill, #71 R&B
1971 "Mama's Pearl" The Jackson 5 The Corporation 2 2 25
"Maybe Tomorrow" The Jackson 5 The Corporation 20 3 - 1987: UB40, #14 UK
"Bless You" Martha Reeves and the Vandellas The Corporation 53 29 33
"Sugar Daddy" The Jackson 5 The Corporation 10 3 -
1972 "(We've Got a) Good Thing Going" Michael Jackson The Corporation - - - 1981: Sugar Minott, #4 UK
1996: Yazz, #53 UK
2000: Sid Owen, #14 UK
1973 "Get It Together" The Jackson 5 Hal Davis, Don Fletcher, Jerry Marcellino, Mel Larson 28 2 -
1980 "Power" The Temptations Angelo Bond, Jean Mayer 43 11 -
1997 "All I Want" 702 The Corporation, Charles Farrar, Troy Taylor 35 33 -

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Songs written by Berry Gordy, MusicVF.com. Retrieved 21 September 2014
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2003). Top Pop Singles 1955-2002 (1st ed.). Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-155-1.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1996). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-1995. Record Research.
  4. ^ Betts, Graham (2004). Complete UK Hit Singles 1952-2004 (1st ed.). London: Collins. ISBN 0-00-717931-6.