Best Motown Songs

The list of the greatest songs from the Motor City. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.


The Love You Save - The Jackson 5

stop the love you save baby --LOVE IT


Michael, Michael, little lovely Michael!

The love

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2If I Were Your Woman - Gladys Knight

I love gladys knight songs
i love her voice

3I'll Be There - The Jackson 5
4The Tracks Of My Tears - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
5What Becomes of the Brokenhearted - Jimmy Ruffin
6What's Going On - Marvin Gaye

Best Motown and one of the best ever recorded

7Ain't Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations
8Reach Out I'll Be There - The Four Tops
9(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding

The emotion you can hear in Otis's voice is unparalleled by ANY other song. This is an amazing classic that wasn't able to see its finish, yet is still amazing.

10Living For the City - Stevie Wonder


11Midnight train to Georgia - Gladys Knight and the Pips
12Nowhere To Run - Martha and the Vandellas
13End Of The Road - Boyz II Men
14At Last - Etta James
15Betcha By Golly, Wow - The Stylistics
16Papa Was a Rollin' Stone - The Temptations
17Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology) - Marvin Gaye
18Oh Girl - The Chi-Lites
19My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder
20What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
21Statue of a Fool - David Ruffin

I've never seen this one on any list of Motown favorites. It might be the greatest undiscovered Motown song ever. It's my favorite of the 291 Motown songs on my IPod.

22Lonely Teardrops - Jackie Wilson
23Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell Listen to sample
24Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
25ABC - Jackson 5
26Shining Star - The Manhattans
27Heatwave - Martha and the Vandellas Listen to sample
28My Girl - The Temptations Listen to sample

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This list was created on March 8, 2008 and has been voted on over 1,000 times.