Top Ten Songs from Motown in the 1960s

1. Marvin Gaye, “I Heard it Through the Grapevine,” 1968
2. The Supremes, “Baby Love,” 1964
3. Little Stevie Wonder, “Fingertips (Part 2),”1963
4. The Temptations, “I Can’t Get Next to You,” 1969
5. The Marvelettes, “Please Mr. Postman,” 1961
6. The Four Tops, “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” 1965
7. The Supremes, “Where Did Our Love Go,” 1964
8. The Supremes, “Love Child,” 1968
9. Mary Wells, “My Guy,” 1964
10. Diana Ross & The Supremes, “Come See About Me,” 1964

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The unwillingness of some radio stations to play Black and Latinx artists resulted in Motown artists, in particular, being absent from the top ten list of the 1960s. We want to acknowledge the contribution and lasting impact of Motown artists to fashion and music and have decided to include this list of Motown hits from the 1960s.

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