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TOP 100 MOTOWN HITS
1961-1969

  1. I Heard it Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye - 1968
  2. Baby Love - The Supremes - 1964
  3. Fingertips - Part 2 - Little Stevie Wonder - 1963
  4. I Can't Get Next To You - The Temptations - 1969
  5. Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes - 1961
  6. I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) - Four Tops - 1965
  7. Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes - 1964
  8. Love Child - Diana Ross and the Supremes - 1968
  9. My Guy - Mary Wells - 1964
  10. Come See About Me - The Supremes - 1964
  11. Reach Out I'll Be There - Four Tops - 1966
  12. You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes - 1966
  13. Someday We'll Be Together - Diana Ross and the
    Supremes
    - 1969
  14. My Girl - The Temptations - 1965
  15. I Heard it Through the Grapevine - Gladys Knight and the
    Pips
    - 1967
  16. Stop! In the Name of Love - The Supremes - 1965
  17. Love is Here and Now You're Gone - The Supremes - 1967
  18. You Keep Me Hangin' On - The Supremes - 1966
  19. Shop Around - The Miracles - 1961
  20. For Once in My Life - Stevie Wonder - 1968
  21. Dancing in the Street - Martha and the Vandellas - 1964
  22. The Happening - The Supremes - 1967
  23. I Was Made to Love Her - Stevie Wonder - 1967
  24. I Hear a Symphony - The Supremes - 1965
  25. Back in My Arms Again - The Supremes - 1965
  26. Do You Love Me - The Contours - 1962
  27. I'm Gonna Make You Love Me - Diana Ross and the Supremes and The Temptations - 1969
  28. Reflections - Diana Ross and the Supremes - 1967
  29. What Does it Take (To Win Your Love) - Jr. Walker and the All Stars - 1969
  30. Uptight (Everything's Alright) - Stevie Wonder - 1966
  31. I Second That Emotion - Smokey Robinson and the
    Miracles
    - 1967
  32. Too Busy Thinking About My Baby - Marvin Gaye - 1969
  33. Shotgun - Jr. Walker and the All Stars - 1965
  34. Heat Wave - Martha and the Vandellas - 1963
  35. My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder - 1969
  36. I Wish It Would Rain - The Temptations - 1968
  37. Your Precious Love - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell - 1967
  38. Bernadette - Four Tops - 1967
  39. Beauty is Only Skin Deep - The Temptations - 1966
  40. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - Marvin Gaye - 1965
  41. Twenty-Five Miles - Edwin Starr - 1969
  42. What Becomes of the Brokenhearted - Jimmy Ruffin - 1966
  43. The One Who Really Loves You - Mary Wells - 1962
  44. Playboy - The Marvelettes - 1962
  45. My World is Empty Without You - The Supremes - 1966
  46. You've Really Got a Hold on Me - The Miracles - 1963
  47. You're My Everything - The Temptations - 1967
  48. Baby, Baby Don't Cry - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - 1969
  49. It's the Same Old Song - Four Tops - 1965
  50. Cloud Nine - The Temptations - 1968
  51. Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday - Stevie Wonder - 1969
  52. Standing in the Shadows of Love - Four Tops - 1967
  53. Run Away Child, Running Wild - The Temptations - 1969
  54. Two Lovers - Mary Wells - 1963
  55. You're All I Need To Get By - Marvin Gaye and Tammi
    Terrell
    - 1968
  56. Don't Mess With Bill - The Marvelettes - 1966
  57. That's the Way Love Is - Marvin Gaye - 1969
  58. Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing - Marvin Gaye and Tammi
    Terrell
    - 1968
  59. Mickey's Monkey - The Miracles - 1963
  60. I'll Be Doggone - Marvin Gaye - 1965
  61. Quicksand - Martha and the Vandellas - 1963
  62. Ain't That Peculiar - Marvin Gaye - 1965
  63. Here Comes the Judge - Shorty Long - 1968
  64. Nowhere to Run - Martha and the Vandellas - 1965
  65. You Beat Me to the Punch - Mary Wells - 1962
  66. Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day - Stevie Wonder - 1968
  67. Pride and Joy - Marvin Gaye - 1963
  68. Jimmy Mack - Martha and the Vandellas - 1966
  69. All I Need - The Temptations - 1967
  70. Baby, I'm For Real - The Originals - 1969
  71. A Place in the Sun - Stevie Wonder - 1966
  72. (I Know) I'm Losing You - The Temptations - 1966
  73. Going to a Go-Go - The Miracles - 1966
  74. Baby I Need Your Loving - Four Tops - 1964
  75. My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me) - David
    Ruffin
    - 1969
  76. I'm Ready For Love - Martha and the Vandellas - 1966
  77. Blowin' in the Wind - Stevie Wonder - 1966
  78. If You Can Want - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - 1968
  79. Honey Chile - Martha Reeves and the Vandellas - 1967
  80. If I Could Build My Whole World Around You - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell - 1968
  81. The Way You Do the Things You Do - The Temptations - 1964
  82. This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak For You) - The Isley
    Brothers
    - 1966
  83. Ain't Too Proud to Beg - The Temptations - 1966
  84. Love is Like an Itching in My Heart - The Supremes - 1966
  85. The Hunter Gets Captured By the Game - The Marvelettes - 1967
  86. Every Little Bit Hurts - Brenda Holloway - 1964
  87. In and Out of Love - Diana Ross and the Supremes - 1967
  88. It Takes Two - Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston - 1967
  89. I'm Livin' in Shame - Diana Ross and the Supremes - 1969
  90. These Eyes - Jr. Walker and the All Stars - 1969
  91. Nothing But Heartaches - The Supremes - 1965
  92. The Tracks of My Tears - The Miracles - 1965
  93. I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You) - The
    Temptations
    - 1968
  94. My Girl Has Gone - The Miracles - 1965
  95. Try It Baby - Marvin Gaye - 1964
  96. The End of Our Road - Gladys Knight and the Pips - 1968
  97. Ooo Baby Baby - The Miracles - 1965
  98. Beechwood 4-5789 - The Marvelettes - 1962
  99. You're a Wonderful One - Marvin Gaye - 1964
  100. Laughing Boy - Mary Wells - 1963

This list is comprised of songs released on the Tamla, Motown, Gordy, V.I.P. and Soul labels which made up the Motown (or "Hitsville U.S.A.") family of labels during the late 1950s and 1960s. Rankings are based on the popularity of each song during the period of 1961 through 1969 (early Motown releases from 1959 and 1960 are eligible, but none were big enough hits to make the list).

The Supremes lead the list with 19 songs (including six as Diana Ross and the Supremes, one of which features The Temptations). Marvin Gaye is runner-up with 14 (including four duets with Tammi Terrell and one with Kim Weston). The Temptations are next with 13 (including one with Diana Ross and the Supremes), followed by The Miracles with ten (including three as Smokey Robinson and the Miracles), Stevie Wonder with nine (including one as Little Stevie Wonder) and Martha and the Vandellas with seven (including one as Martha Reeves and the Vandellas).





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