If Motown be the music of love – play on! We’re bringing you the ultimate Valentine’s Day soundtrack featuring ten top Motown tracks to get you in the mood for love…
From smooth operator Stevie Wonder, to Marvin Gaye the King of Soul. From ultimate diva Diana Ross to the songs of Martha and the Vandellas, we’re wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day from Motown the Musical. Here’s our top selection – what’s your favourite romantic track from the Motown catalogue?
“I guess you’d say, what can make me feel this way?”
From 1965 we have ‘My Girl’ by The Temptations
“And it was plain to see, you were my destiny”
Here’s Marvin Gaye and Tammi Tarrell with ‘You’re All I Need to Get By’ from 1968
“I just called to say I love you, I just called to say how much I care”
Stevie Wonder ‘Just Called To Say I Love You’ in 1984
“Your love, liftin’ me higher Than I’ve ever been lifted before”
Jackie Wilson, 1967 ‘Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher’
“I don’t like you, But I love you, See that I’m always Thinking of you”
1963 gave us this fantastic song ‘You Really Got a Hold On Me’ by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.
“I’ll reach out my hand to you, I’ll have faith in all you do, Just call my name and I’ll be there”
In 1970 the Jackson 5 told us “Where there is love, I’ll be there” with the hit song ‘Reach out, I’ll Be there’ .
“Nothing you could say could tear me away from my guy”
‘My Guy’ from 1964 by Mary Wells.
“Whenever I’m with him, something inside starts to burn deep and I’m filled with desire”
In 1963 we felt a ‘Heatwave’ with Martha and the Vandellas.
“I needed the shelter of someone’s arms and there you were”
1965 Marvin Gaye showed us ‘How Sweet It Is to be Loved by you”.
“Whenever you are near I hear a symphony play sweet and tenderly”
And last but not least we have the 1965 hit by The Supremes, ‘I Hear a Symphony’.