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100 Greatest Motown Albums

Criteria: These 100 Greatest Motown Albums were chosen for their Popularity, Influence, and Musical Impact.

(Release Year - Motown subsidiary label)


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2013-02-09

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  1. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye (1971 - Tamla)
  2. Innervisions - Stevie Wonder (1973 - Tamla)
  3. Reach Out - Four Tops (1967 - Motown)
  4. Songs in the Key of Life - Stevie Wonder (1976 - Tamla)
  5. Going To A Go-Go - Smokey Robinson And The Miracles (1965 - Tamla)
  6. Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye (1973 - Motown)
  7. Sky's The Limit - The Temptations (1971 - Gordy)
  8. The Nitty Gritty - Gladys Knight And The Pips (1969 - Soul)
  9. ABC - The Jackson 5 (1970 - Motown)
10. Talking Book - Stevie Wonder (1972 - Tamla)
11. Street Songs - Rick James (1981 - Gordy)
12. Shotgun - Junior Walker & The All Stars (1965 - Motown)
13. Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes (1964 - Motown)
14. Heat Wave - Martha and the Vandellas (1963 - Gordy)
15. United - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell (1967 - Tamla)
16. Fulfillingness' First Finale - Stevie Wonder (1974 - Tamla)
17. I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye (1968 - Motown)
18. Diana - Diana Ross (1980 - Motown)
19. The Temptations Sing Smokey - The Temptations (1965 - Gordy)
20. Four Tops' Second Album - Four Tops (1965 - Motown)
21. More Hits by The Supremes - The Supremes (1965 - Motown)
22. Commodores - Commodores (1977 - Motown)
23. You're All I Need - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell (1968 - Tamla)
24. Can't Slow Down - Lionel Richie (1983 - Motown)
25. II - Boyz II Men (1994 - Motown)
26. My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder (1969 - Tamla)
27. Four Tops - Four Tops (1965 - Motown)
28. Diana Ross - Diana Ross (1970 - Motown)
29. Psychedelic Shack - The Temptations (1970 - Gordy)
30. Watchout! - Martha and the Vandellas (1966 - Gordy)
31. Moods of Marvin Gaye - Marvin Gaye (1966 - Motown)
32. Make It Happen - Smokey Robinson And The Miracles (1967 - Tamla)
33. Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes (1961 - Tamla)
34. Natural High - Commodores (1978 - Motown)
35. In Square Circle - Stevie Wonder (1985 - Tamla)
36. This Old Heart of Mine - The Isley Brothers (1966 - Tamla)
37. Dancing on the Ceiling - Lionel Richie (1986 - Motown)
38. The Fabulous Miracles - The Miracles (1963 - Tamla)
39. How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You - Marvin Gaye (1965 - Motown)
40. Everybody Needs Love - Gladys Knight And The Pips (1967 - Soul)
41. Midnight Magic - Commodores (1979 - Motown)
42. Lionel Richie - Lionel Richie (1982 - Motown)
43. M.P.G. - Marvin Gaye (1969 - Tamla)
44. I Hear a Symphony - The Supremes (1966 - Motown)
45. Come Get It! - Rick James (1978 - Gordy)
46. Dance Party - Martha and the Vandellas (1965 - Gordy)
47. Evolution - Boyz II Men (1997 - Motown)
48. Being with You - Smokey Robinson (1981 - Motown)
49. Love Child - Diana Ross & the Supremes (1968 - Motown)
50. All Directions - The Temptations (1972 - Gordy)
51. Diana & Marvin - Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (1973 - Motown)
52. The Supremes A' Go-Go - The Supremes (1966 - Motown)
53. Diana Ross - Diana Ross (1976 - Motown)
54. Cloud Nine - The Temptations (1969 - Gordy)
55. Gettin' Ready - The Temptations (1966 - Motown)
56. Little Stevie Wonder/The 12 Year Old Genius - Stevie Wonder (1963 - Tamla)
57. Cooleyhighharmony - Boyz II Men (1991 - Motown)
58. War & Peace - Edwin Starr (1970 - Gordy)
59. Jimmy Ruffin Sings Top Ten - Jimmy Ruffin (1991 - Soul)
60. Playboy - The Marvelettes (1962 - Tamla)
61. Maybe Tomorrow - The Jackson 5 (1971 - Motown)
62. 98 Degrees and Rising - 98 Degrees (1998 - Motown)
63. Hotter than July - Stevie Wonder (1980 - Tamla)
64. Road Runner - Junior Walker & The All Stars (1966 - Motown)
65. Rhythm of the Night - DeBarge (1970 - Gordy)
66. My Whole World Ended - David Ruffin (1969 - Motown)
67. Throwin' Down - Rick James (1982 - Gordy)
68. Touch Me in the Morning - Diana Ross (1973 - Motown)
69. Nightshift - Commodores (1985 - Motown)
70. Eddie Kendricks - Eddie Kendricks (1973 - Tamla)
71. The Supremes Sing Holland–Dozier–Holland - The Supremes (1967 - Motown)
72. Mary Wells Sings My Guy - Mary Wells (1964 - Motown)
73. Reflections - Diana Ross & the Supremes (1968 - Talma)
74. The Temptin' Temptations - The Temptations (1965 - Gordy)
75. Black Reign - Queen Latifah (1993 - Motown)
76. In the Pocket - Commodores (1981 - Motown)
77. Mama's Gun - Erykah Badu (2000 - Motown)
78. 2nd Time Around - Spinners (1967 - V.I.P.)
79. Where There's Smoke... - Smokey Robinson (1981 - Tamla)
80. Do You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance) - The Contours (1962- Gordy)
81. Got to Be There - Michael Jackson (1971 - Motown)
82. On Top - Four Tops (1966 - Motown)
83. Somebody's Watching Me - Rockwell (1984 - Motown)
84. It Must Be Magic - Teena Marie (1981 - Gordy)
85. Who I Am - David Ruffin (1975 - Motown)
86. The Original Spinners - Spinners (1967 - Motown)
87. Back at One - Brian McKnight (1999 - Motown)
88. Any Way You Like It - Thelma Houston (1976 - Motown)
89. Stronghold - Barrett Strong (1975 - Motown)
90. 98 Degrees - 98 Degrees (1997 - Motown)
91. The Undisputed Truth - The Undisputed Truth (1971 - Gordy)
92. New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) - Erykah Badu (2008 - Motown)
93. El DeBarge - El DeBarge (1986 - Gordy)
94. Johnny Gill - Johnny Gill (1990 - Motown)
95. Boogie Down! - Eddie Kendricks (1974 - Tamla)
96. Keep It Live - Dazz Band (1982 - Motown)
97. Switch - Switch (1978 - Gordy)
98. Get Ready - Rare Earth (1969 - Rare Earth)
99. The Artistry of Brenda Holloway - Brenda Holloway (1968 - Motown)
100. Green Grow the Lilacs 1 - The Originals (1968 - Soul)
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