The 25 greatest Motown songs of all time, ranked (2022)

Motown celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2019, having been launched as Tamla Records by Berry Gordy back in 1959.

For several decades, it was one of the leading record labels in the world, scoring countless hits and launching the careers of icons such as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.

To celebrate the big milestone and the release of the Hitsville USA documentary, here are 25 of Motown's very best songs:

  • Jimmy Ruffin - 'What Becomes of the Brokenhearted?'

    Composers William Weatherspoon, Paul Riser and James Dean (not that one) had originally written this song for The Spinners.

    However, Jimmy Ruffin, older brother of Temptations lead singer David Ruffin, persuaded Dean to let him record it instead, because the song's anguished lyrics about a man lost in heartbreak resonated with him personally.

    The song was a hit all around the world in 1966, reaching a peak of number 4 in the UK after it re-released in 1974.

  • The Four Tops - 'Baby I Need Your Loving'

    This 1964 track was written and produced by Motown's main production team of Holland–Dozier–Holland.

    It also became the Four Tops' first Motown single, and their first pop Top 20 hit, with Levi Stubbs taking on lead vocals.

  • Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - 'Tracks of My Tears'

    This ballad gave The Miracles a worldwide hit in 1965, though it took another four years before it reached the UK.

    Smokey later said of the song: "'Tracks of My Tears' was actually started by Marv Tarplin, who is a young cat who plays guitar for our act. So he had this musical thing and we worked around with it, and it became 'Tracks of My Tears'."

    "Tarplin's guitar licks at the song's intro are among the most famous in pop music history."

  • Mary Wells - 'My Guy'

    This song was written and produced by Smokey Robinson, and is about a woman's rejection of a sexual advance and affirming her fidelity to her boyfriend. Good on her.

    Mary Wells became Motown's first leading female star with the song, reaching number one in the US in 1964.

  • The Temptations - 'Ball of Confusion'

    This was an example of the various psychedelic soul records that Norman Whitfield wrote and produced for the Temptations.

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    The song attacked the Vietnam War, Richard Nixon's government and drug addiction, making it one of the few protest records from Motown.

    Tina Turner later recorded a cover version in 1982, which in part helped her '80s comeback with the Private Dancer album two years later.

  • Boyz II Men - 'End of the Road'

    Yes, this 1992 ballad was actually a Motown record, and one of the last huge hits for the long-running label.

    The song was a ridiculously massive hit, spending a record-breaking 13 weeks at number one in the US.

  • Stevie Wonder - 'Higher Ground'

    This funk tune was taken from Stevie's iconic 1973 album Innervisions.Wonder wrote and recorded the song in a three-hour burst of pure creativity in May 1973. We wish we had that kind of power!

    Speaking out its inspiration, Stevie later told The New York Times: "I would like to believe in reincarnation. I would like to believe that there is another life. I think that sometimes your consciousness can happen on this earth a second time around. For me, I wrote 'Higher Ground' even beforethe accident [a car crash].

    "But something must have been telling me that something was going to happen to make me aware of a lot of things and to get myself together. This is like my second chance for life, to do something or to do more, and to value the fact that I am alive."

  • Marvin Gaye - 'What's Going On'

    This song was inspired by a police brutality incident witnessed by Renaldo 'Obie' Benson, a member of the Four Tops. The incident occurred during a protest held by anti-war activists in what was later dubbed 'Bloody Thursday'.

    The song marked Gaye's departure from the traditional Motown Sound, towards far more personal material.

    When Berry Gordy first heard the song, he turned down Gaye's request to release it, telling Gaye he felt it was "the worst thing I ever heard in my life".

    Gaye responded by refusing to record any material unless the song was released. Eventually Gordy relented, and it became one of Gaye's best-selling songs ever.

  • The Supremes - 'You Can't Hurry Love'

    This song speaks of a memory of a mother's words of encouragement, telling her daughter that with patience she will find that special someone one day.

    Written and produced Holland–Dozier–Holland, it became one of the signature Supremes songs, and was their seventh number-one hit.

    16 years later, Phil Collins of all people scored an international number one hit with a cover version.

  • Stevie Wonder - 'Sir Duke'

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    This funk anthemwas written in tribute to jazz legend Duke Ellington, who had died in 1974. The lyrics also refer to Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald.

    Stevie later said:"I knew the title from the beginning but wanted it to be about the musicians who did something for us. So soon they are forgotten. I wanted to show my appreciation."

  • Stevie Wonder - 'Living for the City'

    This was one of the first soul music songs to deal explicitly with systemic racism, and to use everyday sounds of the street like traffic, voices and sirens, which were combined with the music recorded in the studio.

    The song tells of a young kid from Mississippi who moves to New York City. In Mississippi, he dealt with many hardships, but was surrounded by caring people. In New York City, he is quickly taken advantage of and is caught with drugs. His dreams are destroyed when he is sentenced to 10 years in jail.

  • Edwin Starr - 'War'

    This song was written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong for Motown in 1969, with the anti-Vietnam War protest message being first recorded The Temptations.

    After Motown began receiving requests to release it as a single, Whitfield re-recorded the song with Edwin Starr as the vocalist.

    His version reached number one, and was one of the most popular protest songs ever recorded.

  • The Supremes - 'You Keep Me Hanging On'

    Another Holland–Dozier–Holland composition, this gave the Supremes yet another hit in 1966.

    It has since become hits for various other artists of different genres, including Vanilla Fudge, Kim Wilde and Reba McIntyre.

  • The Temptations - 'My Girl'

    Written and produced by the Miracles members Smokey Robinson and Ronald White, this song became the Temptations' first US number one hit.

    Robinson's inspiration for the song was his wife, Miracles member Claudette Rogers Robinson.

    In 2018, it was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or artistically significant."

  • Lionel Richie - 'Hello'

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    One of Lionel's biggest ever hits, this song went to number one in both the UK and US in 1984.

    Richie initially felt that the song was "corny" but "by the time I finished the verse, I fell in love with the song again". And you've got to love that music video!

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  • Rick James - 'Super Freak'

    This became Rick James' signature song after it was a huge hit in 1981. This was despite the fact that James was not particularly happy with the song, but wanted to have something on the album that "white folks could dance to."

    It also featured Temptations members on backing vocals, and was later famously sampled on MC Hammer's 'U Can't Touch This'.

  • Marvin Gaye - 'Let's Get It On'

    Co-written with producer Ed Townsend, this was originally conceived as a religious theme, as Townsend had just completed a stint in rehab.

    Gaye and Townsend later collaborated on new lyrics, and Gaye transformed the song into an emotional tune about love and sex.

    The song became the biggest selling Motown hit in the US at the time, selling over two-million copies within the first six weeks.

  • Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell - 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough'

    This classic duet was written by Ashford and Simpson before joining Motown. Dusty Springfield wanted to record the song, but the duo declined.

    Tammi Terrell was apparently nervous and intimidated during the recording sessions, mainly because she did not rehearse the song's lyrics.

    Terrell later recorded her vocals alone with producers Harvey Fuqua and Johnny Bristol, who added Gaye's vocal on another day. Despite this, it became one of the greatest duets of all time.

  • The Temptations - 'Papa Was a Rollin' Stone'

    Written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong in 1971, this was actually first recorded by Motown act The Undisputed Truth.

    However, the most famous version was by The Temptations, who transformed it into a 12-minute epic, and remains one of the greatest soul anthems of all time.

    The song details the story of the singer's unreliable father, who was a philanderer. When he dies, the mother opens up about him, telling the kids about his laziness and womanizing ways.

  • The Four Tops - 'Reach Out (I'll Be There)'

    Written and produced by Holland–Dozier–Holland, this anthem song is one of the best known Motown songs of the 1960s, and is considered The Four Tops' signature song.

    It was a huge success, reaching number one in both the UK and US in 1966.

  • Martha Reeves and the Vandellas - 'Dancing in the Street'

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    This anthem song was written by William 'Mickey' Stevenson, Ivy Jo Hunter and Marvin Gaye, and celebrated having a good time in whatever city the listener lived in.

    The idea came to Stevenson after watching people on the streets of Detroit cool off in the summer, using water from opened fire hydrants. While doing this, they appeared to be dancing in the water.

    The song was originally intended for Kim Weston, but she passed on the song and it eventually fell to Martha Reeves.

  • Lionel Richie - 'All Night Long (All Night)'

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    In this Caribbean-influenced song, Richie admitted that ‘African’ lyrics, such as ‘Tom bo li de say de moi ya’ and ‘Jambo jumbo’, were in fact made-up gibberish. He described these portions as a “wonderful joke”, after he discovered that he lacked the time to hire a translator.

    Richie said: “What I try to write about are real events. There will always be an easy like Sunday morning. There will always be an endless love. There will always be an all night long.”

    Also, a young Richard Marx recorded backing vocals for this song!

  • The Jackson 5 - 'I Want You Back'

    This was the first single by the Jackson 5, and the song that first introduced Michael Jackson to the world.

    Originally considered for Gladys Knight & the Pips and later for Diana Ross, it was initially called 'I Wanna Be Free'.

    Although Gladys Knight had been the first to mention the Jacksons to Berry Gordy, and Bobby Taylor first brought them to Motown, the label credited Diana Ross with discovering them.

  • Stevie Wonder - 'Superstition'

    Arguably Stevie's most famous song, it is also one of the most popular and successful funk tunes of all time.

    It was originally intended to be released by British guitarist Jeff Beck first, but Motown's Berry Gordy convinced Stevie to bring it out as he knew it would be a huge hit. He was right!

  • Marvin Gaye - 'I Heard it Through the Grapevine'

    Written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong in 1966, it was first released by Gladys Knight & the Pips, and first recorded by The Miracles.

    However, it was the Marvin Gaye version in 1968 that became the best-loved. Berry Gordy finally agreed to its release as a single in October 1968, and it topped the charts around the world.

    It received new love in 1986, after it was used in a famous Levi's commercial featuring a certain Nick Kamen and a certain laundrette.

  • FAQs

    What is the number one Motown song of all time? ›

    1. The Temptations – 'My Girl' The Temptations were a popular act before they released "My Girl," but that song forever changed the vocal group. The Smokey Robinson-penned song was their first to cross over into the Top 10 on the Hot 100, ultimately reaching Number One.

    What songs are on Motown's greatest hits? ›

    Motown's Greatest Hits

    What was Motown's first number one hit? ›

    Fifty years ago today (May 16, 1964) the Motown Records label celebrated its first No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 with Mary Wells' "My Guy," a song written and produced by Smokey Robinson.

    Who is the biggest selling Motown artist of all time? ›

    In honor of Black History Month, here are the ten biggest artists to record at Motown Records. Called the “the No. 1 purveyor of soul music,” Marvin Gaye is one of the most influential artists to ever record for Motown Records.

    What is the biggest hit of all time? ›

    According to Guinness World Records, Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" (1942) as performed by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single worldwide, with estimated sales of over 50 million copies.

    How many #1 hits did Motown? ›

    1 hit, from every U.S. and International chartand from every genre, adding up to a staggering 191 tracks that hit the top, plus 10 bonus tracks whose cover versions were No. 1.

    Who was the best songwriter at Motown Records? ›

    1: Holland-Dozier-Holland

    It could be argued that Holland-Dozier-Holland are the most prolific songwriting and production team in pop music's long history. Over the course of five years, from 1962 to 1967, the trio wrote, arranged and produced many of the compositions that helped to establish the Motown sound.

    Is there still a Motown Records? ›

    Motown expanded into film and television production. It was an independent company until MCA Records bought it in 1988. PolyGram purchased the label from MCA in 1993, followed by MCA successor Universal Music Group, which acquired PolyGram in 1999.
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    Who was the first Motown artist? ›

    “Come to Me” by American singer Marv Johnson was the first ever single to be released by the Tamla Records label which would eventually become known as Motown. Johnson was discovered by Berry Gordy while Johnson performed at a carnival. 22.

    Who was the most popular Motown group? ›

    Diana Ross and The Supremes were the most successful group or artist in Motown's history by at least one measure — their 12 Billboard No. 1 singles. The trio's run of hits started with 1964's "Where Did Our Love Go" and stretched into the early 1970s.

    Who won the first Motown Grammy? ›

    The first to win a Grammy was The Temptations' “Cloud Nine,” which took the 1968 award for best R&B performance by a duo or group. By then, the label had already had dozens of national hits.

    What is the best Motown? ›

    Best motown songs
    1. “You Really Got a Hold on Me” by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles. ...
    2. “What's Going On” by Marvin Gaye. ...
    3. “Ain't Too Proud to Beg” by The Temptations. ...
    4. “I Want You Back” by Jackson 5. ...
    5. “Stop! ...
    6. “Please Mr. ...
    7. “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” by Stevie Wonder. ...
    8. “Reach Out I'll Be There” by The Four Tops.
    8 Dec 2021

    Who is the best soul singer of all time? ›

    Aretha Franklin

    Known as the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin has to top any list of the best and most loved soul artists ever.

    Who was Motown's biggest star? ›

    Michael Jackson

    Still, Motown was Jackson's launchpad to success and the label's biggest star.

    Did Motown have any white artists? ›

    Motown's soul roster contained the likes of Debbie Dean, Chris Clark, Kiki Dee and The Valadiers – all white artists mostly working with the standard Motown soul method – and the ethnically mixed Bobby Taylor And The Vancouvers, whose music was unimpeachably soulful and relevant to the times.

    What is considered the best song ever written? ›

    Aretha Franklin's 'Respect' named Greatest Song of All Time by Rolling Stone. (WTRF) – Rolling Stone has released its latest list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and the Queen of Soul is at the top. Aretha Franklin's “Respect” topped the list as the No. 1 song, according to the entertainment magazine and website ...

    What is Number 1 song of all time? ›

    Blinding Lights

    What song stayed number 1 the longest? ›

    "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus

    "Old Town Road" holds the record for the longest stretch at No. 1 with 19 weeks. It also became the fastest song in history to be certified diamond.

    What is The Supremes first #1 hit? ›

    That changed in the summer of 1964, with the arrival of their first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single, “Where Did Our Love Go.” For the next few years, nearly everything was a hit.

    How much is Motown worth today? ›

    The catalog contains 15,000 songs, 240 of which he wrote himself. A few years later, Polygram bought the entire Motown catalog, paying $330 million for the songs. Today, Gordy is worth at least $400 million.

    What was the first Motown produced record to break into the top ten? ›

    United Artists signed Marv Johnson to a recording contract and Berry Gordy continued to produce him for that label. In 1959, Marv Johnson's "You Got What It Takes" became his first production to break into the pop Top 10. The third Miracles release was issued on a second label Berry formed, called Motown.

    Who owns Motown Records today? ›

    Motown Records, the company that introduced some of popular music's biggest stars, including Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, has been sold to MCA Inc. and an investment banking firm for $61 million, it was announced today.

    Who created the Motown sound? ›

    Sixty years ago, Berry Gordy set up the hit factory of Motown. Arwa Haider looks at how an independent record label created one of the most influential sounds of the 20th Century. On 12 January 1959, the music sensation that changed America – and the world beyond it – was set in motion.

    Who founded Motown Records in 1959? ›

    With an $800 loan from his family, Berry Gordy, Jr. founded Tamla Records on January 12, 1959, adding the Motown label later that year.

    What is Motown's biggest selling album? ›

    Songs In The Key of Life became Motown's most successful album release of the past 60 years, with 14 weeks at the summit and 18 months on the charts.

    What ended Motown? ›

    Another reason behind Motown's decline, McClain suggested, was the 1971 move from Detroit to Los Angeles. “Something happened when it left Detroit and came here,” he said. “They quit being innovators and started following trends. Before, Berry had a much more hands-on approach.

    Why was Motown sound so successful? ›

    The Motown Sound owes some of its uniqueness to the reverb effect created by pumping tracks through the label's Echo Chamber, in the days before computers and synthesizers. True to his commitment to quality, Berry Gordy, Jr. would not slap a Motown label on every song his producers offered.

    Who is the King of Motown? ›

    Known as the "King of Motown," Smokey Robinson founded the R&B group The Miracles, which delivered 37 Top 40 hits for Motown Records.

    Which city is known as Motown? ›

    Motown, in full Motown Record Corporation, also called Hitsville, recording company founded by Berry Gordy, Jr., in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., in January 1959 that became one of the most successful Black-owned businesses and one of the most influential independent record companies in American history.

    Why is it called Motown music? ›

    Motown, or the Motown sound, is a style of rhythm and blues music named after the record company Motown in Detroit, where teams of songwriters and musicians produced material for girl groups, boy bands, and solo singers during the 1960s and early 1970s.

    Who is the most famous black singer? ›

    28 Of The Greatest And Most Famous Black Singers Of All Time
    • Aretha Franklin.
    • Prince.
    • Whitney Houston.
    • Michael Jackson.
    • Rihanna.
    • Marvin Gaye.
    • Beyoncé
    • Jimi Hendrix.

    How much did Berry Gordy sell Motown for? ›

    Berry Gordy Jr., the former Detroit auto worker who built Motown Records into what was once the nation's largest black-owned business, has sold the company for $61 million to MCA Inc. and Boston Ventures Limited Partnership, the companies announced Tuesday.

    Who were the most successful male vocal group of the 1960's? ›

    Simon and Garfunkel

    They were one of the best-selling music groups of the 1960s and became counterculture icons of the decade's social revolution, alongside artists such as the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and Bob Dylan. Their biggest hits—including "The Sound of Silence" (1964), "Mrs.

    How much is a Grammy worth? ›

    Grammy winners are often a wealthy bunch, living large on the proceeds of their music, and this list of 14 of this year's nominees are no exception. The average net worth for all of them is a whopping $159,769,231, and the median is $8,000,000. See: How Rich is Pete Davidson?

    Who has the highest Grammy award? ›

    Awards
    • The record for the most Grammy Awards won in a lifetime is held by Georg Solti, a Hungarian-British conductor who was music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for twenty-two years (1969-1991). ...
    • As a solo artist, collaborator, and songwriter, Beyoncé has won 28 Grammy Awards.

    How many Grammys has Motown won? ›

    Both songs were written by Stevie. By 1976, the Motown superstar had amassed 15 Grammys, second only to Henry Mancini's total of 20. To date, Wonder has taken home 25.

    What are the most valuable Motown Records? ›

    There were nine LPs stamped, of which Marvin Gaye (SL 10100, 1964, £225), The Jazz Soul Of Little Stevie (SL 10078, 1964, £150), The Fabulous Miracles (SL 10099, 1964, £150) and Stevie Wonder's Hey, Harmonica Man (SL 10108, 1964, £150) are the rarest but all are tough to find in Mint condition, even the strong-selling ...

    What Motown legend recently died? ›

    (Reuters) - Motown legend Lamont Dozier, the prolific singer-songwriter who composed and produced hits such as "Stop! In The Name Of Love," "Baby Love" and "Two Hearts," has died at the age of 81, his family said on Tuesday. Dozier died at his home on Monday, they said in a statement.

    Who is the best black male singer of all time? ›

    These 21 best black male singers of all time changed the course of contemporary music, their legacy continuing well into the modern era.
    • Marvin Gaye. ...
    • Stevie Wonder. ...
    • Louis Armstrong. ...
    • Prince. ...
    • Lionel Richie. ...
    • Otis Redding. ...
    • James Brown. ...
    • Bill Withers.
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    Who is the king of R&B of all time? ›

    1. Michael Jackson. A dynamic force as the pre-teen frontman of chart-topping family group The Jackson 5, Michael Jackson moonwalked his way into solo superstardom. More than 30 years after its debut, the singer/songwriter's multi-platinum Thriller remains one of the best-selling albums of all time.

    Who was the best male soul singer? ›

    15 Of The Greatest And Most Famous Male Soul Singers Of All Time
    • Ray Charles.
    • Marvin Gaye.
    • Stevie Wonder.
    • James Brown.
    • Luther Vandross.
    • Sam Cooke.
    • Al Green.
    • Smokey Robinson.
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    What songs are on Motown's greatest hits? ›

    Motown's Greatest Hits

    Is Motown a genre? ›

    What Is Motown? Motown music is a pop music style associated with Motown Records. In 1959, Berry Gordy Jr founded Motown, originally named Tamla Records. The record label helped define the sound of soul music and popularized the genre in the 1960s.

    Who discovered the Jackson 5? ›

    In 1968, Bobby Taylor (of Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers) discovered a group of five talented young brothers from Gary, Indiana and brought them to Motown's attention. Their audition impressed president Berry Gordy, who signed The Jackson 5 almost immediately.

    Who was the first white person on Motown? ›

    Reba Jeanette Smith (February 1, 1928 – February 17, 2001), known professionally as Debbie Dean, was an American singer who was the first white solo artist to record for Motown.

    Who was the first white male artist signed to Motown? ›

    Dean Taylor the first white artist in the history of Motown to do so.

    Who was the first white band signed to Motown Records? ›

    Although not the first white band signed to Motown, Rare Earth was the first big hit-making act signed by Motown that consisted only of white members.
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    Rare Earth (band)
    Rare Earth
    Also known asThe Sunliners (1960–68)
    OriginDetroit, Michigan, U.S.
    GenresPsychedelic rock blues rock funk rock psychedelic soul
    Years active1968–2021
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    Who wrote most of Motown's top hits? ›

    1: Holland-Dozier-Holland

    It could be argued that Holland-Dozier-Holland are the most prolific songwriting and production team in pop music's long history. Over the course of five years, from 1962 to 1967, the trio wrote, arranged and produced many of the compositions that helped to establish the Motown sound.

    Who was the most popular Motown singer? ›

    Diana Ross and The Supremes were the most successful group or artist in Motown's history by at least one measure — their 12 Billboard No. 1 singles.

    What is the best Motown? ›

    Best motown songs
    1. “You Really Got a Hold on Me” by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles. ...
    2. “What's Going On” by Marvin Gaye. ...
    3. “Ain't Too Proud to Beg” by The Temptations. ...
    4. “I Want You Back” by Jackson 5. ...
    5. “Stop! ...
    6. “Please Mr. ...
    7. “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” by Stevie Wonder. ...
    8. “Reach Out I'll Be There” by The Four Tops.
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    What is the most beautiful love song ever written? ›

    • "I Only Have Eyes for You" by The Flamingos. ...
    • "At Last" by Etta James. ...
    • "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion. ...
    • "All of Me" by John Legend. ...
    • "Endless Love" by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie. ...
    • "Faithfully" by Journey. ...
    • "Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley. ...
    • "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" by Aretha Franklin.
    12 Feb 2020

    Who was the first artist signed by Motown? ›

    In the Name of Love" by the Supremes was the first Tamla Motown release in March 1965).

    Who owns Motown Records today? ›

    Motown Records, the company that introduced some of popular music's biggest stars, including Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, has been sold to MCA Inc. and an investment banking firm for $61 million, it was announced today.

    Who is the best soul singer of all time? ›

    Aretha Franklin

    Known as the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin has to top any list of the best and most loved soul artists ever.

    Who is the most famous black singer? ›

    28 Of The Greatest And Most Famous Black Singers Of All Time
    • Aretha Franklin.
    • Prince.
    • Whitney Houston.
    • Michael Jackson.
    • Rihanna.
    • Marvin Gaye.
    • Beyoncé
    • Jimi Hendrix.

    Which city is known as Motown? ›

    Motown, in full Motown Record Corporation, also called Hitsville, recording company founded by Berry Gordy, Jr., in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., in January 1959 that became one of the most successful Black-owned businesses and one of the most influential independent record companies in American history.

    Who was Motown's biggest star? ›

    Michael Jackson

    Still, Motown was Jackson's launchpad to success and the label's biggest star.

    What is Motown's biggest selling album? ›

    Songs In The Key of Life became Motown's most successful album release of the past 60 years, with 14 weeks at the summit and 18 months on the charts.

    What are the most valuable Motown Records? ›

    There were nine LPs stamped, of which Marvin Gaye (SL 10100, 1964, £225), The Jazz Soul Of Little Stevie (SL 10078, 1964, £150), The Fabulous Miracles (SL 10099, 1964, £150) and Stevie Wonder's Hey, Harmonica Man (SL 10108, 1964, £150) are the rarest but all are tough to find in Mint condition, even the strong-selling ...

    What is the most requested love song of all time? ›

    "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston is our pick for top love song of all time.

    What is most downloaded song of all time? ›

    iTunes Unveils The 25 Most-Downloaded Songs Of All Time
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    • “ Poker Face,” Lady Gaga.
    • “ Boom Boom Pow,” Black Eyed Peas.
    • “ I'm Yours,” Jason Mraz.
    • “ Viva la Vida,” Coldplay.
    • “ Just Dance,” Lady Gaga & Colby O'Donis.
    • “ Low,” Flo Rida (featuring T-Pain)
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    What is a good love song from a woman to a man? ›

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