Motown: The Complete No. 1's

Performers Various Artists

Motown | December 9, 2008 | Compact Disc

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Released in 2008, this expansive Motown box set, true to its title, presents every chart-topping single issued by the legendary R&B/soul label over the course of 10 discs. These time-honored tunes, many from the company's 1960s/early-`70s heyday, are literally housed in a mini-replica of Motown's original Detroit base of operations, affectionately known as "Hitsville, U.S.A." While the collection's conceit definitely showcases Motown's most renowned artists, notably the Miracles, the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, the Jackson 5, and, in later decades, Lionel Richie and Boyz II Men, it also spotlights, however briefly, lesser-known artists such as Mary Wells (the breezy "My Guy"), Rare Earth (the buoyant "Get Ready"), and `80s one-hit wonder Rockwell (the inescapable Michael Jackson-featuring "Somebody's Watching Me"), who, incidentally, is the son of Motown founder Berry Gordy. The perfect gift for diehard Motown fans, THE COMPLETE NO. 1'S is a remarkable chronicle of the revered, groundbreaking label.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: December 9, 2008

Genre: Motown

Style: R&B

Number of Discs: 10

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Label Name: Motown

UPC: 602517875746

Found in: Motown

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Motown: The Complete No. 1's

Performers Various Artists
Guest Artist(s) DeBarge, Johnny Gill, Siedah Garrett, Smokey Robinson

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: December 9, 2008

Genre: Motown

Style: R&B

Number of Discs: 10

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Label Name: Motown

UPC: 602517875746


Title Track Time
0.DISC 1: --
1.Shop Around --
2.Please Mr. Postman --
3.Do You Love Me --
4.You Beat Me to the Punch --
5.Two Lovers --
6.You've Really Got a Hold on Me --
7.Fingertips, Pt. 2 --
8.Heat Wave --
9.Way You Do the Things You Do --
10.My Guy --
11.Where Did Our Love Go --
12.Baby Love --
13.Come See About Me --
14.My Girl --
15.Shotgun --
16.Stop! In the Name of Love --
17.I'll Be Doggone --
18.Back in My Arms Again --
19.I Can't Help Myself --
20.I Hear a Symphony --
21.Ain't That Peculiar --
22.Uptight (Everything's Alright) --
23.Get Ready --
24.Dancing in the Street --
25.How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) --
26.This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You) --
27.Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) --
0.DISC 2: --
1.Ain't to Proud to Beg --
2.Blowin' in the Wind --
3.You Can't Hurry Love --
4.Beauty Is Only Skin Deep --
5.Reach out I'll Be There --
6.You Keep Me Hangin' On --
7.(I Know) I'm Losing You --
8.Hunter Gets Captured by the Game --
9.Love Is Here and Now You're Gone --
10.Jimmy Mack --
11.Happening --
12.I Was Made to Love Her --
13.I Heard It Through the Grapevine --
14.I Second That Emotion --
15.I Wish It Would Rain --
16.Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day --
17.Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing --
18.I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You) --
19.You're All I Need to Get By --
20.Love Child --
21.For Once in My Life --
22.I Heard It Through the Grapevine --
23.I'm Gonna Make You Love Me --
24.What Becomes of the Brokenhearted --
25.You've Made Me So Very Happy --
0.DISC 3: --
1.Run Away Child, Running Wild --
2.Too Busy Thinking About My Baby --
3.What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) --
4.I Can't Get Next to You --
5.Baby I'm for Real --
6.Someday We'll Be Together --
7.I Want You Back --
8.Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday --
9.ABC --
10.Reach Out And Touch (Somebody’s Hand) --
11.It's All in the Game --
12.Love You Save --
13.Get Ready --
14.Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today) --
15.Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) --
16.War --
17.Tears of a Clown --
18.Ain’t No Mountain High Enough --
19.I’ll Be There --
20.Heaven Help Us All --
21.Tears of a Clown --
22.Stoned Love --
23.If I Were Your Woman --
0.DISC 4: --
1.Mama’s Pearl --
2.Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me) --
3.What’s Going On --
4.Never Can Say Goodbye --
5.Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) --
6.I’m Still Waiting --
7.Smiling Faces Sometimes --
8.Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) --
9.Got to Be There --
10.Rockin’ Robin --
11.I Wanna Be Where You Are --
12.Ben --
13.Papa Was a Rollin' Stone --
14.Superstition --
15.Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye) --
16.Masterpiece --
17.You Are the Sunshine of My Life --
18.Touch Me in the Morning --
19.Let’s Get It On --
0.DISC 5: --
1.Higher Ground --
2.Keep on Truckin' (Pt. 1) --
3.Living for the City --
4.Let Your Hair Down --
5.Boogie Down --
6.Last Time I Saw Him --
7.Dancing Machine --
8.Do It Baby --
9.You Haven’t Done Nothin’ --
10.Boogie on Reggae Woman --
11.Happy People --
12.Shoeshine Boy --
13.Shakey Ground --
14.Baby That’s Backatcha --
15.Slippery When Wet --
16.Forever Came Today --
17.Walk Away from Love --
18.Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To) --
19.Devil in the Bottle --
20.Tryin' to Beat the Morning Home --
0.DISC 6: --
1.Love Machine (Pt. 1) --
2.Love Hangover --
3.I Want You --
4.Just to Be Close to You --
5.Down to Love Town --
6.Don’t Leave Me This Way --
7.I Wish --
8.Got to Give It Up (Pt. 1) --
9.Sir Duke --
10.Easy --
11.You Can't Turn Me Off (In the Middle of Turning Me On) --
12.Too Hot Ta Trot --
13.You and I --
14.Three Times a Lady --
15.Boss --
16.Sail On --
17.Still --
18.Send One Your Love --
19.Pastime Paradise --
0.DISC 7: --
1.Cruisin’ --
2.Let’s Get Serious --
3.I’m Coming Out --
4.Upside Down --
5.Master Blaster (Jammin’) --
6.Being With You --
7.Give It to Me Baby --
8.Super Freak --
9.One Day in Your Life --
10.Endless Love --
11.Lady (You Bring Me Up) --
12.That Girl --
13.Let It Whip --
14.I've Never Been to Me --
15.Do I Do --
16.Lately --
0.DISC 8: --
1.Truly --
2.You Are --
3.My Love --
4.All This Love --
5.Cold Blooded --
6.All Night Long (All Night) --
7.Time Will Reveal --
8.Somebody’s Watching Me --
9.Hello --
10.Stuck on You --
11.I Just Called to Say I Love You --
12.Penny Lover --
13.Nightshift --
14.In My House --
15.Rhythm of the Night --
16.Glow --
17.You Wear It Well --
18.Don’t Look Any Further --
0.DISC 9: --
1.Part-Time Lover --
2.Say You, Say Me --
3.Go Home --
4.If You Should Ever Be Lonely --
5.Overjoyed --
6.Who’s Johnny --
7.Dancing on the Ceiling --
8.Love Will Conquer All --
9.Ballerina Girl --
10.Just to See Her --
11.Tina Cherry --
12.Skeletons --
13.You Will Know --
14.Dial My Heart --
15.Lucky Charm --
16.Girl I Got My Eyes on You --
17.Where Do We Go from Here --
18.Dreamin’ --
0.DISC 10: --
1.Rub You the Right Way --
2.My, My, My --
3.Crazy --
4.Wrap My Body Tight --
5.It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday --
6.I Love Your Smile --
7.Uhh Ahh --
8.Do It to Me --
9.End of the Road --
10.I'll Make Love to You --
11.On Bended Knee --
12.Take Me Higher --
13.4 Seasons of Loneliness --
14.Song for Mama --
15.Stay --
16.Liar --
17.Bag Lady --

Editorial Notes

Released in 2008, this expansive Motown box set, true to its title, presents every chart-topping single issued by the legendary R&B/soul label over the course of 10 discs. These time-honored tunes, many from the company's 1960s/early-`70s heyday, are literally housed in a mini-replica of Motown's original Detroit base of operations, affectionately known as "Hitsville, U.S.A." While the collection's conceit definitely showcases Motown's most renowned artists, notably the Miracles, the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, the Jackson 5, and, in later decades, Lionel Richie and Boyz II Men, it also spotlights, however briefly, lesser-known artists such as Mary Wells (the breezy "My Guy"), Rare Earth (the buoyant "Get Ready"), and `80s one-hit wonder Rockwell (the inescapable Michael Jackson-featuring "Somebody's Watching Me"), who, incidentally, is the son of Motown founder Berry Gordy. The perfect gift for diehard Motown fans, THE COMPLETE NO. 1'S is a remarkable chronicle of the revered, groundbreaking label.
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