What Are Some Motown Oldies but Goodies?


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Popular Motown oldies but goodies include songs such as "Dancing in the Street" by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas and "Reach Out, I'll Be There" by the Four Tops. In the 1960s, artists such as Stevie Wonder recorded songs such as "Superstition" for Motown Records, which Berry Gordy, Jr. owned.

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Cheerful songs such as The Contours' "Do You Love Me" and "I Want You Back" by the Jackson 5 are characteristic of the old Motown sound. "Shop Around" by the Miracles was another big hit of the Motown era. Mary Wells sang "My Guy" and Jr. Walker and the All Stars recorded "Shotgun."

Girl groups were popular, and The Supremes had several hits, including "Stop! In the Name of Love." "You Keep Me Hangin' On" and "Where Did Our Love Go." The Marvelettes sang "Please Mr. Postman" and "The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game".

The Temptations recorded "My Girl" and "Papa was a Rolling Stone." Stevie Wonder had several hits, including "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," "You Are The Sunshine of My Life" and "Higher Ground." Marvin Gaye sang reflective tunes such as "What's Goin' On" and "Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)." He and Tammi Terrell recorded the bouncy "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." Gaye also recorded "It Takes Two" with Kim Weston.

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