Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Dancing in the Street
Martha Reeves and The Vandellas 3.65 2:38
2 Stop! In the Name of Love
Diana Ross & The Supremes 2:51
3 My Cherie Amour
Stevie Wonder 2:53
4 You Can't Hurry Love
Diana Ross & The Supremes 2:47
5 How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved by You)
Marvin Gaye 2:59
6 Please Mr. Postman
The Marvelettes 2:27
7 My Eyes Adored You
Frankie Valli 3:33
8 (Love Is Like a) Heatwave
Martha Reeves and The Vandellas 2:44
9 I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Marvin Gaye 3:16
10 Baby I Need Your Loving
Four Tops 2:44
11 You've Made Me So Very Happy
Brenda Holloway 2:51
12 I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
Four Tops 3.5 2:42
13 Where Did Our Love Go
Diana Ross & The Supremes 5 2:30
14 Someday We'll Be Together
Diana Ross & The Supremes 3:27
15 The Tears of a Clown
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 3:00
16 Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours
Stevie Wonder 2:41
17 I Want You Back
The Jackson 5 2:58
18 Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell 5 2:16
19 Sail On
Commodores 4:02
20 Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)
Diana Ross 3:06
21 Sir Duke
Stevie Wonder 3:55
22 Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
The Temptations 3:48
23 For Once in My Life
Stevie Wonder 2:51
24 Get Ready
The Temptations 2:39
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 All This Love
DeBarge 4:11
2 Super Freak
Rick James 3:27
3 Superstition
Stevie Wonder 5 4:24
4 Somebody's Watching Me
Rockwell 4:57
5 Last Time I Saw Him
Diana Ross 2:42
6 Yester Me, Yester You, Yesterday
Stevie Wonder 3:05
7 I’ll Be There
The Jackson 5 3:57
8 My Girl
The Temptations 4.75 2:44
9 My Guy
Mary Wells 4.5 2:53
10 Got to Give It Up
Marvin Gaye 4:14
11 I Just Called to Say I Love You
Stevie Wonder 6:18
12 Ooo Baby Baby
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 2:47
13 Ben
Michael Jackson 4 2:46
14 Easy
Commodores 4 4:17
15 Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell 5 2:29
16 Love Hangover
Diana Ross 3:49
17 Fingertips, Part 2
Stevie Wonder 3:12
18 I Wish
Stevie Wonder 4:15
19 More Love
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 2:46
20 Three Times a Lady
Commodores 3 3:37
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Touch Me in the Morning
Diana Ross 3:28
2 You've Really Got a Hold on Me
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 2:50
3 The Way You Do the Things You Do
The Temptations 2:45
4 Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder 6:34
5 You Are the Sunshine of My Life
Stevie Wonder 2:54
6 Didn't We
The Supremes 3:08
7 Still
Commodores 3:45
8 Time Will Reveal
DeBarge 4:12
9 Oh No
Commodores 3:02
10 Shop Around
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 2:44
11 Tracks of My Tears
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 2:54
12 What's Going On
Marvin Gaye 3:50
13 I Hear a Symphony
Diana Ross & The Supremes 2:41
14 Ain't Too Proud to Beg
The Temptations 5 2:33
15 Galveston
Glen Campbell 2:41
16 Reach Out I’ll Be There
Four Tops 4 2:56
17 Baby Love
Diana Ross & The Supremes 2:38
18 Do You Love Me
The Contours 2:53
19 Let's Get It On
Marvin Gaye 4:00
20 Being With You
Smokey Robinson 4:09
21 You Keep Me Hangin' On
Diana Ross & The Supremes 2:42
22 It's the Same Old Song
Four Tops 2:47
CD 4
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 ABC
The Jackson 5 4.15 2:59
2 Cruisin'
Smokey Robinson 4:29
3 I Just Want to Celebrate
Rare Earth 3:36
4 If I Were Your Woman
Gladys Knight & The Pips 3:15
5 Papa Was a Rollin' Stone
The Temptations 3 6:54
6 Do You Know Where You’re Going To
Diana Ross 3:24
7 Got to Be There
Michael Jackson 3:23
8 I Second That Emotion
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 4 2:47
9 Smiling Faces Sometimes
The Undisputed Truth 5 3:16
10 Sweet Love
Anita Baker 3.35 4:26
11 Shotgun
Jr. Walker & The All Stars 3:03
12 What Becomes of the Brokenhearted
Jimmy Ruffin 2:59
13 I Wish It Would Rain
The Temptations 2:46
14 This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)
The Isley Brothers 2:53
15 Money, That’s What I Want
Barrett Strong 2:34
16 Lady Marmalade
LaBelle 3 3:56
17 December, 1963
Frankie Valli 3:33
18 Lonely Teardrops
Jackie Wilson 2:40
19 Going to a Go Go
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 2:48
20 You’re All I Need to Get By
Marvin & Tammi 2:48
21 Never Can Say Goodbye
The Jackson 5 2:58

Credits

CD 1

strings:
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (1965) (track 12)
drums:
Benny Benjamin (1961-04) (track 6)
Marvin Gaye (1961-04) (track 6)
bass:
James Jamerson (1961-04) (track 6)
percussion:
Eddie "Bongo" Brown (1961-04) (track 6)
foot percussion [Footstomps]:
Mike Valvano (1964-04-08) (track 13)
piano:
Richard 'Popcorn' Wylie (1961-04) (track 6)
background vocals:
Katherine Anderson (1961-04) (track 6)
Wyanetta "Juanita" Cowart (1961-04) (track 6)
Gladys Horton (1961-04) (track 6)
Wanda Young (1961-04) (track 6)
Georgeanna Tillman (1961-04) (track 6)
Florence Ballard (1964-04-08) (track 13)
Mary Wilson (1964-04-08) (track 13)
The Andantes (1965) (track 12)
Marlene Barrow (1965) (track 12)
Renaldo Benson (1965) (track 12)
Louvain Demps (1965) (track 12)
Abdul Fakir (1965) (track 12)
Jackie Hicks (1965) (track 12)
Lawrence Payton (1965) (track 12)
Nickolas Ashford (1967) (track 18)
Valerie Simpson (1967) (track 18)
composer:
Nickolas Ashford (track 18)
Lamont Dozier (tracks 10, 12–13)
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (tracks 10, 12–13)
Norman Whitfield (track 22)
Marvin Gaye (track 1)
Ivy Jo Hunter (track 1)
Valerie Simpson (track 18)
William Stevenson (Motown songwriter) (track 1)
instruments:
The Funk Brothers (1961-04) (track 6)
The Funk Brothers (1964-04-08) (track 13)
The Funk Brothers (1965) (track 12)
The Funk Brothers (1967) (track 18)
lead vocals:
Gladys Horton (1961-04) (track 6)
Diana Ross (1964-04-08) (track 13)
Levi Stubbs (1965) (track 12)
Marvin Gaye (1967) (track 18)
Tammi Terrell (1967) (track 18)
lyricist:
Nickolas Ashford (track 18)
Lamont Dozier (track 12)
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (track 12)
Marvin Gaye (track 1)
Edward Holland, Jr. (Motown songwriter) (tracks 10, 12–13)
Ivy Jo Hunter (track 1)
Valerie Simpson (track 18)
William Stevenson (Motown songwriter) (track 1)
Barrett Strong (track 22)
producer:
Lamont Dozier (tracks 12–13)
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (tracks 12–13)
William Stevenson (Motown songwriter) (track 1)
writer:
Robert Bateman (track 6)
Georgia Dobbins (track 6)
William Garrett (track 6)
Berry Gordy, Jr. (track 11)
Freddie Gorman (track 6)
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (track 6)
Frank Wilson (Motown singer/songwriter) (track 11)
phonographic copyright by:
UMG Recordings, Inc. (Universal Music Group's legal name in the US) (1964) (track 1)
UMG Recordings, Inc. (Universal Music Group's legal name in the US) (1968) (track 18)
publisher:
EMI Music Publishing (do not use as a release label!) (tracks 1, 1)
Jobete Music Co., Inc. (tracks 6, 18, 22)
Jobete Music Co. (1967) (track 18)
recorded at:
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1961-04) (track 6)
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1964-04-08) (track 13)
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1965) (track 12)
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1967) (track 18)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 40) (track 1)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 415) (track 12)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 472) (track 13)
later translated parody versions:
Bo cartero (track 6)
later translated versions:
Baila por ahí (track 1)
Dans tous les pays (track 1)
Gheat si des? (track 12)
Hei postimies (track 6)
later versions:
recording of:
Please Mr. Postman (1961-04) (track 6)
Where Did Our Love Go (1964-04-08) (track 13)

CD 2

trumpet:
Russell Conway (trumpet player) (1964) (track 9)
Herbert Williams (trumpet player) (1964) (track 9)
strings:
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 8)
drums:
Benny Benjamin (1964) (track 9)
Benny Benjamin (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 8)
organ:
Earl Van Dyke (1964) (track 9)
guitar:
Robert White (US funk/soul guitarist) (1964) (track 9)
Eddie Willis (1964) (track 9)
Robert White (US funk/soul guitarist) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 8)
bass:
James Jamerson (1964) (track 9)
James Jamerson (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 8)
vibraphone:
Dave Hamilton (1964) (track 9)
piano:
Johnny Griffith (1964) (track 9)
trombone:
George Bohanon (1964) (track 9)
Paul Riser (1964) (track 9)
background vocals:
The Andantes (1964) (track 9)
Marlene Barrow (1964) (track 9)
Louvain Demps (1964) (track 9)
Jackie Hicks (1964) (track 9)
Eddie Kendricks (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 8)
Otis Williams (US baritone singer, member of The Temptations & The Distants) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 8)
Paul Williams (member of The Temptations) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 8)
composer:
Rick James (American vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer) (track 2)
Ron Miller (US songwriter Ronald Alonzo Miller) (track 2)
Lionel Richie (tracks 14, 20)
Rockwell (R & B - "Somebody's Watching Me") (track 4)
Walter Scharf (track 13)
Ronald White (track 8)
El DeBarge (track 1)
Marvin Gaye (track 10)
Smokey Robinson (tracks 8–9)
instruments:
The Funk Brothers (1964) (track 9)
The Funk Brothers (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 8)
lead vocals:
Lionel Richie (track 20)
Mary Wells (1964) (track 9)
David Ruffin (soul singer, member of The Temptations) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 8)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (1972) (track 13)
lyricist:
Lionel Richie (track 14)
Rockwell (R & B - "Somebody's Watching Me") (track 4)
Don Black (English lyricist) (track 13)
El DeBarge (track 1)
Marvin Gaye (track 10)
Smokey Robinson (tracks 8–9)
performer:
The Temptations (Motown soul vocal group) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 8)
producer:
vocals:
Marvin Gaye (track 15)
Tammi Terrell (track 15)
writer:
Nickolas Ashford (track 15)
Lionel Richie (track 20)
Valerie Simpson (track 15)
publisher:
EMI Music (do not use as release label! this is a music publisher) (track 4)
Jobete Music (tracks 4, 20)
Jobete Music (UK) Ltd. (tracks 8, 14, 20)
recorded at:
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1964) (track 9)
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 8)
mash-ups:
Lovely and Easy by ccc (track 14)
sampled by:
Fallin by Jay-Z & Marvin Gaye (track 15)
Hey Ma by Cam'ron feat. Juelz Santana, Freekey Zekey & Toya (track 14)
Stop by Blazin’ Squad (track 14)
is the basis for:
Fallin (track 15)
Stop (track 14)
later parody versions:
Easter (track 14)
Mummo (track 8)
later translated versions:
Easy (track 14)
medley of:
Waiting for Jody (track 8)
recording of:
All This Love (track 1)
Easy (track 14)
Got to Give It Up (track 10)
Super Freak (track 2)
Three Times a Lady (track 20)
My Guy (1964) (track 9)
My Girl (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 8)
Ben (1972) (track 13)
referred to in medleys:
Truly (track 20)

CD 3

background vocals:
The Andantes (1966) (track 16)
Marlene Barrow (1966) (track 16)
Renaldo Benson (1966) (track 16)
Louvain Demps (1966) (track 16)
Abdul Fakir (1966) (track 16)
Jackie Hicks (1966) (track 16)
Lawrence Payton (1966) (track 16)
Melvin Franklin (1966-01-04 – 1966-01-11) (track 14)
Eddie Kendricks (1966-01-04 – 1966-01-11) (track 14)
Otis Williams (US baritone singer, member of The Temptations & The Distants) (1966-01-04 – 1966-01-11) (track 14)
Paul Williams (member of The Temptations) (1966-01-04 – 1966-01-11) (track 14)
composer:
Lamont Dozier (track 16)
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (track 16)
Smokey Robinson (track 20)
Lionel Richie (track 7)
Norman Whitfield (track 14)
instruments:
The Funk Brothers (1966) (track 16)
The Funk Brothers (1966-01-04 – 1966-01-11) (track 14)
lead vocals:
Levi Stubbs (1966) (track 16)
David Ruffin (soul singer, member of The Temptations) (1966-01-04 – 1966-01-11) (track 14)
lyricist:
Edward Holland, Jr. (Motown songwriter) (tracks 14, 16)
Lionel Richie (track 7)
Norman Whitfield (track 14)
producer:
Lamont Dozier (track 16)
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (track 16)
Norman Whitfield (track 14)
writer:
Smokey Robinson (track 11)
Marvin Tarplin (track 11)
phonographic copyright by:
UMG Recordings, Inc. (Universal Music Group's legal name in the US) (1979) (track 7)
publisher:
Jobete Music (track 14)
Jobete Music (UK) Ltd. (tracks 11, 16)
Jobete Music Co., Inc. (tracks 11, 16)
recorded at:
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1966) (track 16)
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1966-01-04 – 1966-01-11) (track 14)
compiled in:
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 50) (track 11)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 206) (track 16)
later translated versions:
Es mejor (track 16)
Estarei ao Seu Lado (track 16)
J’attendrai (Mais si un jour tu te retrouves toute seule…) (track 16)
Vine (track 16)
recording of:
Being With You (track 20)
Still (track 7)
Reach Out, I’ll Be There (1966) (track 16)
Ain’t Too Proud to Beg (1966-01-04 – 1966-01-11) (track 14)
referred to in medleys:
More Stars ("More Stars" (12" Mix) - 11:53) (track 16)

CD 4

recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (1970-01) (track 1)
electric bass guitar:
Bob West (US session bassist, producer & songwriter) (track 1)
Wilton Felder (1970-01) (track 1)
bass guitar:
Freddie Washington (US session bassist) (track 10)
drums:
Benny Benjamin (track 15)
Ricky Lawson (track 10)
Gene Pello (1970-01) (track 1)
tambourine:
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (track 15)
guitar:
Greg Moore (US guitarist & songwriter) (track 10)
Marvin Tarplin (1967-09-21) (track 8)
Don Peake (1970-01) (track 1)
Louis Shelton (1970-01) (track 1)
David T. Walker (1970-01) (track 1)
percussion:
Paulinho da Costa (track 10)
keyboard:
Dean Gant (track 10)
Freddie Perren (1970-01) (track 1)
piano:
Barrett Strong (track 15)
arranger:
Michael Masser (track 6)
Lee Holdridge (track 6)
background vocals:
Jim Gilstrap (track 10)
Bunny Hull (track 10)
Darryl Phinnessee (track 10)
Warren “Pete” Moore (1967-09-21) (track 8)
Claudette Robinson (1967-09-21) (track 8)
Bobby Rogers (1967-09-21) (track 8)
Ronald White (1967-09-21) (track 8)
Jackie Jackson (member of the Jackson 5) (1970-01) (track 1)
Marlon Jackson (1970-01) (track 1)
Tito Jackson (1970-01) (track 1)
background vocals and lead vocals:
Anita Baker (track 10)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (1970-01) (track 1)
composer:
Anita Baker (track 10)
Gary Bias (track 10)
Lamont Dozier (track 14)
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (track 14)
Louis A. Johnson (track 10)
Michael Masser (track 6)
Sylvia Moy (track 14)
Elliot Willensky (track 7)
conductor:
Lee Holdridge (track 6)
engineer:
Barney Perkins (track 10)
instruments:
The Funk Brothers (1967-09-21) (track 8)
lead vocals:
Smokey Robinson (1967-09-21) (track 8)
Jackie Jackson (member of the Jackson 5) (1970-01) (track 1)
Jermaine Jackson (soul/pop singer, of Jackson 5) (1970-01) (track 1)
Tito Jackson (1970-01) (track 1)
lyricist:
Elliot Willensky (track 7)
Gerry Goffin (track 6)
Edward Holland, Jr. (Motown songwriter) (track 14)
producer:
Berry Gordy (track 15)
Michael Masser (track 6)
Michael J. Powell (track 10)
vocals:
Diana Ross (track 6)
Tammi Terrell (track 20)
writer:
Nickolas Ashford (track 20)
Janie Bradford (track 15)
Al Cleveland (track 8)
Bob Crewe (track 16)
James Dean (US soul songwriter) (track 12)
Berry Gordy (tracks 1, 15)
Gloria Jones (US singer/songwriter, known for "Tainted Love") (track 4)
Dennis Lussier (track 1)
Clay McMurray (producer, songwriter, engineer) (track 4)
Fonce Mizell (track 1)
Kenny Nolan (track 16)
Freddie Perren (track 1)
Paul Riser (track 12)
Smokey Robinson (track 8)
Pam Sawyer (track 4)
Valerie Simpson (track 20)
Barrett Strong (track 5)
Norman Whitfield (track 5)
phonographic copyright by:
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1974) (track 16)
publisher:
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) (track 16)
EMI Music (do not use as release label! this is a music publisher) (track 16)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (tracks 12, 14)
Jobete Music (track 14)
Jobete Music (UK) (track 12)
Jobete Music Co., Inc. (tracks 6, 15–16)
Jobete Music Ltd (track 8)
recorded at:
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1967-09-21) (track 8)
edits:
Lady Marmalade by LaBelle (track 16)
mash-ups:
ABC Street by Jackson 5 / Prince (track 1)
sampled by:
Dancin’ by Vanilla Ice (track 1)
O.P.P. by Naughty by Nature (track 1)
Strong Enough by 50 Cent (track 4)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 168) (track 5)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 288) (track 15)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 479) (track 16)
cover recording of:
is the basis for:
Easy Love (track 1)
STP (track 8)
later parody versions:
Lady Marmelade (track 16)
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
Gib mir Liebe (Money (That’s What I Want)) (track 15)
Lady Marmalade (French version) (track 16)
熱辣辣 (track 16)
later versions:
Pas de chance (track 15)
recording of:
Got to Be There (track 7)
Lady Marmalade (track 16)
Sweet Love (track 10)
I Second That Emotion (1967-09-21) (track 8)
ABC (1970-01) (track 1)
referred to in medleys:
More Stars ("More Stars" (12" Mix) - 11:53) (track 5)

Release

ASIN: US: B000P9SOTA [info]