Some popular songs by the Temptations are "My Girl," "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)" and "Ain't Too Proud To Beg." Some other songs are "The Way You Do The Things You Do," "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep" and "I Wish It Would Rain."
"My Girl," released in 1964, was the Temptations' first number one single in the U.S. "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" remains one of the longest-placed songs in Top 100 history. Released in 1971, the song quickly rose to number one on the music charts. "Ain't Too Proud To Beg" has been covered by several other groups, including TLC and the Rolling Stones.
"The Way You Do The Things You Do" was reportedly inspired by the song "It's Alright," performed by The Impressions. "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep" reached number three on the pop charts and number one on the R&B charts. The solemn song "I Wish It Would Rain" has also been covered by multiple artists.
The Temptations formed in the early 1960s and quickly became known for their ensemble vocals and synchronized choreography. They have 18 number one Billboard singles, have won four Grammy Awards and have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.