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The Nation's Favourite Motown Songs
 
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The Nation's Favourite Motown Songs

6 July 2014 | Format: MP3

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Song Title Artist
Time
Popularity  
30
1
2:38
30
2
2:50
30
3
2:58
30
4
2:40
30
5
2:56
30
6
2:52
30
7
3:01
30
8
2:53
30
9
2:45
30
10
2:53
30
11
3:00
30
12
2:53
30
13
3:13
30
14
2:59
30
15
3:27
30
16
3:00
30
17
3:31
30
18
3:56
30
19
3:54
30
20
6:59
Disc 2
30
1
2:38
30
2
2:29
30
3
3:04
30
4
2:53
30
5
2:38
30
6
2:30
30
7
2:59
30
8
2:15
30
9
2:45
30
10
2:48
30
11
2:27
30
12
2:49
30
13
2:33
30
14
2:51
30
15
2:55
30
16
2:49
30
17
4:21
30
18
4:00
30
19
4:03
30
20
4:20

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2014
  • Release Date: 1 Jan. 2014
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
  • Copyright: (C) 2014 Universal-Island Records Ltd.
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  • Total Length: 2:05:25
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  • ASIN: B00L5RNFM2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (230 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,025 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars

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For anyone who loves the music of Motown to pick their favourite 20 songs is an almost impossible task. Here we have the 'Nation's Favourite Motown Songs which were picked by an ITV Panel. The selection represents a fair selection of the label's British hits until about 1973 though the second accompanying disc does contain a few later ones. Probably good for younger people who are not aware of the Motown Sound but for those of us who lived through the time when each of these hits was born it is simply another CD to add to the Motown memorabilia. Still a great collection of 20 songs and not a dud in sight. Five star all the way.
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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 7 July 2014
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When a list is compiled based on a poll of people's favourites, I always suspect the accuracy of the results, particularly where music is concerned. Many years ago, I remember a radio station conducting such a poll, and on the programme that was conducting a poll, the DJ played a track that most people had long forgotten about, although it had been a hit in its time and belonged in the category, and lo and behold, that track was voted into the top ten.

I have no knowledge of how the ITV poll was conducted or what tracks were played in the run-up to the poll, but I'm not surprised by most of the tracks here - they are classics and deserve to be included. There are one or two surprises (possibly getting in because of well-timed airplay) and of course there are in any case more Motown classics than could be fitted into 40 tracks.

There are more in-depth compilations of Motown music, but this is a very strong collection.

Tracks

CD 1

1. Baby Love - The Supremes
2. My Guy - Mary Wells
3. My Girl - The Temptations
4. Dancing In the Street - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
5. The Tracks of My Tears - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
6. Stop! In the Name of Love - The Supremes
7. Reach Out, I'll Be There - The Four Tops
8. Uptight (Everything's Alright) - Stevie Wonder
9. I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) The Four Tops
10. Jimmy Mack - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
11. What Becomes of the Brokenhearted - Jimmy Ruffin
12. My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder
13. I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
14. I Want You Back - Jackson 5
15. War Edwin Starr
16. The Tears of a Clown - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
17. Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross
18.
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27 of 34 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman TOP 100 REVIEWER on 7 July 2014
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You cannot under-estimate the influence 'Tamla-Motown' had on the pop scene during it's hay-day,
'Motown' was fronted by some of the all -time greats names of the music world.......'The Isley Brothers' 'The Temptations' 'The Four Tops' 'Diana Ross and the Supremes' to name but a few.............not forgetting 'Michael Jackson as one of the Jackson 5' and of course 'Stevie Wonder' plus 'Lionel Richie and the Commodores' also the legendary 'Marvin Gaye'
There are so many more that were a part of the 'Motown' Hit Factory, many of which are included on this collection of memories
The company was first put together way back in 1959 by 'Berry Gordy' as 'Tamla Records' incorporated as 'Motown Record Corporation the Following year.
It's hay-day was definitely the throughout much of the Sixties into the early Seventies, the label is held in high regard to this day.
This 2-CD Compilation as with the fairly recent 'Elvis' 'THE NATIONS FAVOURITE' fronted by the ITV Television presentation reflects
by survey the U.K's 'Best-Loved' Motown songs of all-time.
As with the 'Elvis' album the Top 20 2-CD presentation, the 20 'Motown' favourites are on CD-One, I would again liked to have seen
the play-order in countdown from, Number '20' to Number '1' just think, as a keepsake having it in order of the vote would have made sense....but then that's me....

The Top 20 in reverse order. (THE NATIONS FAVOURITES)

20....'Jimmy Mack' --'Martha Reeves and the Vandellas' (10)
19....'Uptight' --'Stevie Wonder' (08)
18....'Papa Was A Rolling Stone' --'The Temptations.(20)
17....'What's Going On' --'Marvin Gaye' (19)
16....'My Cherie Amour' --'Stevie Wonder'(12)
15....'I Can't Help Myself' --'The Four Tops' (09)
14....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Peggy on 31 Aug. 2014
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These may be the nation's favourite motown songs but the sound quality is abysmal. A better idea is to get the re-mastered versions.
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I give this album 5 stars, exceptionally good, absolutely love Motown. Great compilation.
Generally when you buy an album you get a couple of songs that are not so great, but on this album they were all good, I would thoroughly recommend this album to all motown lovers.

Delivery very quick.
Does not come sealed as stated.
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By R on 24 Aug. 2014
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Watched programme on TV and was really only expecting 20 songs, but there are 40 - love the CD. Have downloaded the Amazon Music App onto my IPad and most CDs are downloaded straight on to it after purchasing,, so I can listen straight away and then the CD arrives in the post. I like to own the CD - BRILLIANT!
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The album has some very memorable tracks on it and transported me back to my youth when listening to it. I would recommend this to anyone who likes to remember when times were simpler and all that was good in music
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