Today, in honor of Motown’s upcoming 60th anniversary this year, Rolling Stone published their Top 100 Motown songs. Takte a deep dive withe me, you won’t regret. This will be multiple post, I’ll be going through 100-81 in this post. I’m not going to list every one, just some observations along the way. Culiminating in a post on the Top 10.
The 100 Greatest Motown Songs https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/best-motown-songs-1139063/ via @RollingStone
So tell me if you agree with Rolling Stones list or not, what would you have changed what did they get right? Let me know in the comments!
Don’t Look Any Further way down at #98 IDK, but that should be higher too. Oh an the official is LEGEN-DARY!
Hell naw… Fire and Desire should be highter than 93!!!!
IDK…I think I may have put Four Tops “Same Old Song” higher than #88, but let keep diving and see if they at least have more than one of the FT songs on the list. It’s interesting though to learn the song writers literally just changed the chord directions from the FT first hit “I Can’t Help Myself”! to create this song…LOL.
The number of songs on this list written by Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder is EPIC! That’s why they are both in the Songwriters Hall of Fame, but NEITHER have enough GRAMMY awards IMHO. Stevie’s got 25. Smokey only has 3…WHAT… hell naw.
I’m biased when it comes to Stevie Wonder…so having Sir Duke way down at #86 feels sacrilegious…IDC what anyone else say about it…LOL. Boogie On Reggae Woman always sounds like a Mardi Gras song to me! Mardi Gras mambo reminds me of Boogie On. I never knew Mary and Cindy didn’t sing on “Someday We’ll Be Together” wow. It’s literally one of my fave “Supremes” songs too. Wow. Also too, I can never listen to the beginning of the song and NOT think of Janet Jackson’s “IF”.
Now see, I like Boogie On Reggae Woman(81) but Sir Duke (86) SHOULD have been higher.
Alright, that’s it for the night. What did you think? Did you read the article? Do you agree with Top 100 or Top 10? Let me know in the comments.