Top Motown and Oldies Songs

View our list of the top motown and oldies songs from the last half century! These songs span from the 50′s all the way through the present bringing together artists such as Marvin Gaye, The Beatles, Elvis and Usher into the same list.

Too Close by Next
This song was debuted in the late nineties by the R&B group and immediately gain tons of fame as their top 2nd single from their original album.

Build Me Up Buttercup by Foundations

I Wanna Sex You Up by Color Me Bad
I want to sex you up was the popular hit song from the Color Me Badd’s debut album.

Shout by Isley Bros

Twist and Shout by Beatles
The raspy voice of John Lennon shouted to the nation on Twist and Shout and changed the dance groove of the time.

Twist by Chubby Checker
Let’s Twist Again shook up the nation in more ways then one introducing new dance grooves and fun to the 60′s lifestyle

Fever by Peggy Lee

Anywhere by 12

Lets Get It On by Marvin Gaye

I Can’t Help Myself by The Four Tops

Mustang Sally by Wilson Pickett

Heatwave by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

Moments in Love by Art of Noise

Runaround Sue by Dion and the Belmonts

ABC by Jackson Five

You Can’t Hurry Love by Supremes

More Today than Yesterday by Spiral Staircase

Hang On Sloopy by McCoys

Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On by Jerry Lee Lewis

I’m a Believer by Monkees

I Feel Good by James Brown

Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond

I Saw Her Standing There by Beatles

Ain’t Too Proud To Beg by Temptations

Rockin Robin by Bobby Day

Great Balls of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis

Nice and Slow by Usher
Nice and Slow was featured on Usher’s second album and hit the top billboard charts!

Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye
One of the smoothest and best songs by Marvin Gaye up there with Let’s Get it On.

California Dreaming by Mamas and the Papas

Tutti Fruitti by Little Richard

At The Hop by Danny and the Juniors

Heatwave by Martha and the Vandellas

Joy To The World by Three Dog Night

Let’s Stomp by Bobby Comstock

Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley
The king brought new moves and impressed tons of girls to look up to this bluesy rockstar creating a craze of screaming young girls for Elvis

The 81 by Candy and the Kisses

It’s My Party by Leslie Gore

Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley and the Comets

Bristol Stomp by Dovells

Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
Along with Moondance, brown eyed girl’s catchy intro guitar riff became a staple for new and wanna be guitar players around the country.

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye
Ain’t no mountain high enough was so popular that tons of other bands decided to the cover the song.

Kansas City by Wilbert Harrison

The Stroll by the Diamonds

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