Music

Motown Songs Volume 2

  • Track Count 18
  • Total Length 1:41:10
Sample this playlist
  1. 1 For Once In My Life Stevie Wonder 03:50
  2. 2 The Way You Do The Things You Do Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge 03:25
  3. 5 My Girl Dave Edmunds' All Star Rock N' Roll Revue 03:15
  4. 6 Shop Around The Loading Zone 07:08
  5. 7 (I Know) I'm Losing You Rod Stewart and the Faces 07:34
  6. 8 I Wish It Would Rain The Chambers Brothers 04:29
  7. 9 Ain't Too Proud to Beg Paul Carrack 03:06
  8. 10 Two Lovers Steve Goodman 03:29
  9. 11 Come See About Me Rosanne Cash 02:48
  10. 12 Never Can Say Goodbye Herbie Mann Quintet 04:41
  11. 13 Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) The Rolling Stones 07:01
  12. 14 Slippery When It's Wet The Sons of Champlin 04:47
  13. 15 Uptight (Everything's Alright) The Woody Herman Orchestra 07:03
  14. 16 You've Made Me So Very Happy Blood, Sweat and Tears 04:49
  15. 17 Don't Mess With Bill The Pointer Sisters 03:27
  16. 18 He's Back In My Arms Again The Forester Sisters 02:49
  17. 19 Going To A Go-Go Hall & Oates 03:29
  18. 20 Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours Stevie Wonder 03:07
Playlist Description

When Berry Gordy, Jr. decided he wasn't making as much money as he should have been writing songs for the like of Jackie Wilson and The Matadors, he decided to go into the production and publishing business. In 1959 he started Tamla Records which got off to a promising start when, fittingly enough, Barrett Strong's "Money (That's What I Want)" reached #2 on the R-and-B charts. He followed that up by signing The Matadors who quickly changed their name to The Miracles, buying a little property in Detroit that would become known as Hitsville, and starting a second label called Motown which would soon become the namesake for his parent record company. With a core staff of producers (Gordy, Smokey Robinson, William "Mickey Stevenson, Norman Whitfield, Harvey Fuqua), songwriters (Lamont-Dozier-Lamont, Ashford and Simpson, Whitfield-Strong), and a smoking house band (known collectively as the Funk Brothers), the label churned out hits faster than you could say "the hippies are coming," racking up 110 top 10 smashes between 1961 and 1971. These tracks came to define the "Motown Sound" which was soon imitated around the world.