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Motown 50 Poll Result

Motown 50
Motown 50 Dianna Ross No1 Marvin Gaye No3 Stevie Wonder No5

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Motown Records (on January 12th 2009) Universal Music is releasing Motown 50 on December 1st 2008 - a compilation of the GREATEST MOTOWN SONGS chosen by Motown fans worldwide. And here ladies and gentlemen are the results of the poll...

1 AINT NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH (Diana Ross)
2 YOU CANT HURRY LOVE (Supremes)
3 I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE (Marvin Gaye)
4 IM STILL WAITING (Diana Ross)
5 SUPERSTITION (Stevie Wonder)
6 WHEN YOU TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME (Diana Ross)
7 WHATS GOING ON (Marvin Gaye)
8 ENDLESS LOVE (Diana Ross & Lionel Richie)
9 BABY LOVE (Supremes)
10 THE TEARS OF A CLOWN (Smokey Robinson & Miracles)
11 I WANT YOU BACK (Jackson 5)
12 REACH OUT (ILL BE THERE) (Four Tops)
13 PAPA WAS A ROLLIN STONE (Temptations)
14 THE TRACKS OF MY TEARS (Smokey Robinson & Miracles)
15 MY GIRL (Temptations)
16 STOP! IN THE NAME OF LOVE (Supremes)
17 LETS GET IT ON (Marvin Gaye)
18 WHAT BECOMES OF THE BROKEN HEARTED-JimmyRuffin
19 DANCING IN THE STREET (Martha Reeves & Vandellas)
20 JUST MY IMAGINATION (Temptations)
21 SOMEDAY WELL BE TOGETHER (Supremes)
22 HEAVEN MUST HAVE SENT YOU (Elgins)
23 UPSIDE DOWN (Diana Ross)
24 LIVING FOR THE CITY (Stevie Wonder)
25 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING (Diana Ross)
26 ABC (Jackson 5)
27 EASY (Commodores)
28 WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO (Supremes)
29 I CANT HELP MYSELF (Four Tops)
30 THEME FROM MAHOGANY (Diana Ross)
31 AS (Stevie Wonder)
32 LOVE CHILD (Diana Ross & The Supremes)
33 WAR (Edwin Starr)
34 THE BOSS (Diana Ross)
35 I HEAR A SYMPHONY (Supremes)
36 FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE (Stevie Wonder)
37 REFLECTIONS (Supremes)
38 LOVE HANGOVER (Diana Ross)
39 YOU KEEP ME HANGIN ON (Supremes)
40 MY WORLD IS EMPTY WITHOUT YOU (Supremes)
41 IM GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME (Diana Ross & Supremes)
42 THERES A GHOST IN MY HOUSE (R Dean Taylor)
43 REMEMBER ME (Diana Ross)
44 DONT LEAVE ME THIS WAY (Thelma Houston)
45 COME SEE ABOUT ME (Supremes)
46 NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK (Velvelettes)
47 GOT TO BE THERE (Michael Jackson)
48 PLEASE MR POSTMAN (Marvelettes)
49 NEITHER ONE OF US (Gladys Knight & The Pips)
50 MY GUY (Mary Wells)

The tracklisting for the 'MOTOWN 50' album is slightly different to the poll's Top 50 Songs, as some of the tracks they were not able to get clearence to use. Also with so many Diana Ross/Supremes tracks, they excluded a few or one of the CDs would have been a Diana Ross/Supremes Best Of!! (not such a bad idea in our eyes).

For the 'Motown 50' album listing (due on Dec 1st) CLICK HERE
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