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or anything of chartbusters volume 3 really. it's flawless.
behind the painted smile by... er possibly the isley brothers is on that and it is sublime.
i think you can get volumes 1-6 fairly cheaply in a box set. i had it bought for me so don't know the price. volume 3 has been one of my favourite cds since i was a nipper.
there's at least 12 volumes of chartbusters. thanks!
by Marvin Gaye is a brilliant song.
These aren't bad either:
The Tracks of My Tears - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
I Want You Back - The Jackson 5
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) - Four Tops
Diana Ross & the Supremes (yes she was the star by then)
I concur that Motown Chartbusters vol 3 is by far the best out of them (and i reckon you can probably pick it up in ASDA for about £4), but also, check out the Motown Gold compilations. They have one for the 60s, and one for the 70s, and both are superb. Triple CD's, with every song you could want or need.
are the best IMO. so much aceness.
also, go into HMV and look in the current 2-for-£10 promotion (assuming it's nationwide) - there's a motown compilation called 'the shadows of love' picked by jon savage which is just 20 classics.
There's A Ghost In My House
Gotta See Jane
Indiana Wants Me
Come See About Me
My World Is Empty Without You
It's The Same Old Song
I Hear A Symphony
Tracks Of My Tears
Tears Of A Clown
So, so much.
Love's Gone Bad- Chris Clark
You can listen to it here
and here's a motown soundalike from the same blog as that track, which is great
by Evie Sands. What an absolutely killer chorus
Gott See Jane by R Dean Taylor (who was, unusually for motown, white and canadian I think). Anyway, it was co-written by Taylor and Brian Holland, in a rare break away from the classic Holland/Dozier/Holland blueprint.
The Fall's version is economical, stripped-down version is pretty good too.
And for pure sinister jelousy, there's no beating 'Bernadette' by the Four Tops.
'Same Old Song' is ace too. And when you think about it, quite knowing as it was pretty much the same old song, using a similar template to Sugar Pie Honey Bunch.
... See also Britney's Oops I did it again
some great responses here, have sent a link home.
and it was great, surprisingly. My favourite Motown tunes are mostly theirs: the early, My Girl-era stuff written by Smokey Robinson and the later socially conscious funk stuff written by Norman Whitfield. Get a well-balanced compilation and enjoy.
wot I done for a mate:
1) Beechwood 4-5789 - Marvelettes (The)
2) Heatwave, (Love Is Like A) - Martha Reeves
3) Needle In A Haystack - Velvettes (The)
4) My Girl - Temptations (The)
5) It's The Same Old Song - Four Tops
6) I Hear A Symphony - Diana Ross & The Supremes
7) Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever - Four Tops
8) Shop Around - Smokey Robinson
9) Reach Out, I'll Be There - Four Tops (The)
10) This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You) - Isley Brothers (The)
11) Standing In The Shadows Of Love - Four Tops (The)
12) You Keep Me Hangin' On - Diana Ross & The Supremes
13 ) Behind A Painted Smile - Isley Brothers (The)
14) What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted - Jimmy Ruffin
15 I Was Made To Love Her - Stevie Wonder
16) Bernadette - Four Tops
It's a belter!
Gloria Jones - tainted love ( my actual favourite song ever)
Smokey robinson - you really got a hold on me
Smokey robinson - tracks of my tears
Al Wilson - the snake ( although not motown it is fecking great)
stevie wonder - signed sealed delivered
Rick james - superfreak
Marvin gaye - you're all i need to get by
jackie wilson - i get the sweetest feeling
Otis redding - a change is gonna come
Start with that Motown Gold compilation. The sheer volume of timeless pop music on that is incredible