Motown Number 1's

( 4 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Owner of one of the deepest catalogs in music history, Motown/Universal allows very few recordings to escape the clutches of its archive. Once they're available, however, they're repackaged in endless permutations; such it was when Motown was ten years old, and such it was as the company approached its 45th anniversary. Motown 1*s, a collection of 24 number one hits enjoyed by the label, ranges through four decades for its material -- from "Please Mr. Postman" by the Marvelettes to "I'll Make Love to You" by Boyz II Men -- and provides the very broadest of hits anthologies. It is an excellent selection, perhaps skimping on Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson, but never spending...
See more details below
CD (Bonus Tracks / Repackaged / Special Packaging)
$5.99
BN.com price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (5) from $2.39   
  • New (3) from $4.47   
  • Used (2) from $2.39   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Owner of one of the deepest catalogs in music history, Motown/Universal allows very few recordings to escape the clutches of its archive. Once they're available, however, they're repackaged in endless permutations; such it was when Motown was ten years old, and such it was as the company approached its 45th anniversary. Motown 1*s, a collection of 24 number one hits enjoyed by the label, ranges through four decades for its material -- from "Please Mr. Postman" by the Marvelettes to "I'll Make Love to You" by Boyz II Men -- and provides the very broadest of hits anthologies. It is an excellent selection, perhaps skimping on Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson, but never spending too much time with any one artist (which allows the disc to survey Junior Walker as well as latter-day artists Thelma Houston, the Commodores, and DeBarge). Motown 1*s is presented in chronological order, with a baker's dozen of tracks from the '60s, and 11 from the '70s or later. Unnecessary for soul fans much less collectors, Motown 1*s works best for its intended audience -- those with no prior experience who wish to understand why the Motown conglomeration of singers, songwriters, musicians, and executives comprised the premier pop music organization of all time. [The bonus track, a cover of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Michael McDonald, is a fine reminder of how far the label's influence has carried.]
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/20/2004
  • Label: Motown
  • UPC: 602498614723
  • Catalog Number: 000178102
  • Sales rank: 36,058

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (0:04)
  2. 2 Please Mr. Postman (2:29)
  3. 3 (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave (2:44)
  4. 4 My Guy - Mary Wells (2:52)
  5. 5 My Girl (2:56)
  6. 6 Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes (2:41)
  7. 7 Stop! In the Name of Love - The Supremes (2:59)
  8. 8 Shotgun - Junior Walker (2:57)
  9. 9 I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) (2:45)
  10. 10 Uptight (Everything's Alright) (2:54)
  11. 11 Ain't Too Proud to Beg (2:33)
  12. 12 Reach Out (I'll Be There) (3:00)
  13. 13 Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing - Tammi Terrell (2:15)
  14. 14 I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye (3:15)
  15. 15 I Want You Back - The Jackson 5 (3:00)
  16. 16 War (3:21)
  17. 17 The Tears of a Clown (3:01)
  18. 18 What's Going On - Marvin Gaye (3:52)
  19. 19 Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye (4:02)
  20. 20 Love Machine, Pt. 1 - The Miracles (2:59)
  21. 21 Don't Leave Me This Way (3:40)
  22. 22 Three Times a Lady - The Commodores (3:38)
  23. 23 Endless Love - Diana Ross (4:26)
  24. 24 Rhythm of the Night - DeBarge (3:55)
  25. 25 I'll Make Love to You (3:57)
  26. 26 Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Michael McDonald (2:48)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Technical Credits
Babyface Composer, Producer
The Commodores Arranger, Producer
Marvin Gaye Composer, Producer
Lionel Richie Composer, Producer
Smokey Robinson Composer, Producer
Gene Page Arranger
Barrett Strong Composer
Nick Ashford Composer, Producer
Renaldo Benson Composer
James Anthony Carmichael Arranger, Producer
Al Cleveland Composer
Simon Climie Arranger, Producer
Henry Cosby Composer, Producer
Hal Davis Producer
Lamont Dozier Composer, Producer
Kenny Gamble Composer
Cary Gilbert Composer
Berry Gordy Jr. Producer
Rene Hall Arranger
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer, Producer
Lawrence Horn Producer
Leon Huff Composer
Warren "Pete" Moore Composer
Freddie Perren Producer
Richard Perry Producer
Valerie Simpson Composer, Producer
Ed Townsend Composer, Producer
David Van De Pitte Arranger
Diane Warren Composer
Norman Whitfield Composer, Producer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Adrian Wright Liner Notes
Art Wright Arranger
Mickey Stevenson Producer
Vartan Art Direction
Georgia Dobbins Composer
Sylvia Moy Composer
Ronald White Composer
William Griffin Composer
William Garrett Composer
Toby Baker Arranger
Autry DeWalt II Composer
Robert Bateman Composer
The Corporation Arranger, Composer, Producer
BrianBert Producer
Jenny Shapiro Licensing
Freddie Gorman Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 4 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(4)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Compilation Album

    Motown #1s is a great album. I think everyone's heard all these songs before (since they are all classic Motown songs) but they sound sooo much better on this album (since they have been digitally remastered). It also has over 20 of the best songs from Motown...all in this one album. This makes it sooo much more worth the money since I can get my Motown dose without having to switch between so many different Motown CDs.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    MOTOWN's hay-day

    If the Heart of the MOTOWN label was pressed onto a plastic disc, this album would be the end result. Not only does it embody the heartbreakin’ tear-jerkin’ songs, but also the hip-swinging, finger-snappin ones. Honestly, with songs like ‘Please Mr. Postman’ and ‘Endless Love’ who wouldn’t want to buy this. More importantly, who wouldn’t want to buy a CD that has all the TOP #1 hits on it from over the last 45 years. The best track on the whole album is the bonus one – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Michael McDonald. It’s the best rendition of the song! So, check it out, especially, if you weren’t around during MOTOWN’s hay-day. This is the album for you!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great collection of Artists!

    This 26-track CD is a must for any music lover. Not only does it have all the great artists from the 60’s through the 80’s, but includes ALL number one songs. There are some incredible artists included in this compilation album like Diana Ross, Lionel Richie and Boyz II Men. Besides buying it for yourself, I think this would be an ultimate great gift to give to someone to bring back memories! What a great idea it was to put these fabulous works together. Great job Motown/Universal! I love it!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Motown CD is Definitely #1

    I was lucky enough to get one of the advanced copies of this CD and I think it’s a GREAT compilation of my favorite Motown artists. I especially love the fact that it has a lil old school Motown flava (with the Temptations and the Supremes) but still has a lil Boyz II Men to mix it up a bit. This CD even comes with a fold out poster that looks really cool. Basically, it’s the perfect CD for getting yourself in a good mood. :)

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews