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Favorite Motown song

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by GuessWho, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. GuessWho

    GuessWho Active Member

    With respect to the passing of Levi Stubbs, didn't want to jack that thread on sports and news, but what's your all-time favorite Motown song?

    Mine came along late in Motown's history, but I absolutely love "Papa was a rolling stone."
  2. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Well-Known Member

    That's a tough one because there are so many by so many groups. "I Wish It Would Rain" comes immediately to mind. "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" is another. Shoot me but "Rockin' Robin" always gets my foot to tapping.
  3. RossLT

    RossLT Guest

    Baby I Need Your Loving was probably my favorite.
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Dozens of great ones, but my Top 5, in no particular order:

    Same Old Song (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) — The Four Tops
    Tracks of My Tears — Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
    I Want You Back — The Jackson Five
    Ain't Too Proud to Beg — The Temptations
    Let's Get It On — Marvin Gaye
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    "Somebody's Watching Me," Rockwell

    (too soon?)
  6. RossLT

    RossLT Guest

  7. RedSmithClone

    RedSmithClone Active Member

    Five of my favorites, just off the top of my head are:
    My Girl - The Temptations
    What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted - Jimmy Ruffin
    Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes
    Just my Imagination - The Temptations
    Here I Am Baby - Barbara McNair
  8. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Inner City Blues -- Marvin
    I Second That Emotion -- Smokey
    Papa Was a Rolling Stone -- Temps
    Reach Out I'll be There -- Tops
    Living for the City -- Stevie
  9. RossLT

    RossLT Guest

    Boyz II Men did an amazing job of covering Motown songs for their CD A Journey Through Hitsville. Not as good as the originals, but their covers are very good.
  10. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" is a favorite of mine. The first line pretty much does it for me.

    Top 5 ... subject to violent change:
    "Ribbon In The Sky" - Stevie Wonder
    "What's Going On" - Marvin Gaye
    "Reflections" - Diana Ross and The Supremes
    "Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology Sony)" - Marvin Gaye
    "Creepin'" or "Lately" - Stevie Wonder
  11. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Anything produced by Norman Whitfield from about 1968-1972. The Temptations, in particular, put out some awesome singles through that period.
  12. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Webster's five are fine, although I'd sub "Grapevine" for "Inner City Blues."

    A few HMs:

    "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," "You Haven't Done Nothin'" and "Sir Duke" for Stevie; "Love Child," Supremes; "Bernadette," Tops.

    Just for starters.
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