What better music is there to celebrate Valentine’s Day than some classic Motown love songs. Use our Motown Valentines playlist for a smooth, romantic Valentine’s Day…
Smokey Robinson – ‘Cruisin’ – Co. written with Marv Tarplin, Crusin’ took Robinson five years to write and was finally released in 1979,when it topped the U.S. Charts.
The Temptations- ‘My Girl’– Written and produced by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White, the song was The Temptations first US Number 1 single in 1965.
Stevie Wonder ‘As’ – Stevie Wonder’s 1976 hit ‘As’ has been covered countless times, but we think the original says it best this valentine’s day.
The Contours ‘Do You Love Me’ – The Contours’ only Top 40 single on Billboard Hot 100 in the US was originally intended for the Temptations but given to the Contours by Berry Gordy. It made a return to the Charts in 1988 after the success off the film Dirty Dancing.
Commodores ‘Three Times a Lady’- This was the only Motown song to reach the Top 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1978. It reached number 1 on the UK Singles Chart and stayed there for 5 weeks. The song was inspired by a comment that Lionel Richie’s father made about his mother.
The Temptations- ‘Just My Imagination’ – Written by fellow Motown artist Barrett Strong and producer Norman Whitfield, ‘Just My Imagination’ bagged the Number 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 US Charts in 1971.