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Motown Collage

The most magical Motown hit of them all is …

Describing Motown in one word is a challenge. Just watch how these well-known musicians struggled to find the right word to sum up their awe for the record label founded by Berry Gordy in 1959 in Detroit, Michigan:

Few would disagree with Suzi Quatro though that the word “magic” would be more than appropraite when it comes to the music phenomenon that made the world dance and gave us Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, to name but a few.

The UK had a big poll this year to determine “The Nation’s Favourite Motown Song”. Marvin Gaye came out tops with “I Heard it Through the Grapvine”, but here at Smile Central we find it quite hard to decide what our most coveted soulful Motown pop confection is.  So, we would love to know how you feel:

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If you think there’s a crucial Motown classic missing from our list, please leave a comment below. And if this list has whet your appetite, check out this little musical history in 15 mintues and 50 great songs from 1960 to 1994:

Need more Motown magic right now? Click on “playlist” below and turn you laptop, tablet or phone into a musical Motown vacation station:

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Comments
  1. Camillah Adams

    2 years ago

    Love, love, love Motown! Reach out, I’ll be there by the 4 Tops is a personal fave 🙂

  2. Camillah Adams

    2 years ago

    Totally forgot about It’s the Same Old Song. (*starts singing it in my head). Great Top 20. Time for new downloads, methinks 🙂

  3. Danie Marais

    2 years ago

    Camillah, the Nation’s Favourite Motown Song TV show and poll was apparently so popular that they compiled a double album. Classics all the way: http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-nations-favourite-motown-songs-mw0002682371

  4. Giovanni San Giorgio

    2 years ago

    MOTOWN ALL THE WAY…MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA HAS TO BE UP THERE AS WELL.