Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Time Killer of the Day: What's your Motown Top 10?

Prompted by Sue Whitall's fun piece in the Detroit News celebrating Motown's 50th Anniversary, I thought I'd put my favorite 10 Motown tracks together, too.

If you want to see a neat video on the latest Motown greatest hits package boxed in a replica of the Motown HQ (like in the picture), click here.

My list isn't particularly obscure, and it does evidence my fondness for the Temptations, but they are all killer tracks. In no particular order:

  • “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” – Temptations
  • “I Can’t Get Next to You” – Temptations
  • “Ball of Confusion” – Temptations
  • “Superstition” – Stevie Wonder
  • “War” – Edwin Starr
  • “Money (That’s What I Want)” – Barrett Strong
  • “Dancing in the Streets” – Martha and the Vandellas
  • “Tears of a Clown” – Smokey Robinson
  • “Bernadette” – Four Tops
  • “Standing in the Shadows of Love” – Four Tops

Your thoughts?

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