Motown in Love

Here at last all the words to all the great love songs from the golden era of Motown, when the Motown sound dominated the charts and kids fell in love, broke up, and fell in love again to its irresistibly danceable hits.

Born in inner-city Detroit but loved by people all around the world, the songs of Motown remain unmistakable and unforgettable: “I’ll Be There,” “My Girl,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Stop! In the Name of Love,” “Please Mr. Postman,” “I Heard Through the Grapevine.”  From the tender beginnings of romance to the heartbreak of good-bye, Motown’s legendary songwriters and performers captured all the nuances of love in what became an unequaled legacy of popular music that was both sophisticated and streetwise, achingly emotional and epitome of cool.

This vibrant collection of lyrics enables us to sing along- not just hum along to our favorite Motown tunes and acknowledges the contributions of the lyricists who made these celebrated records possible,  from singer-songwriters Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, and Marvin Gaye to collaborators Holland-Dozier-Holland, Ashford and Simpson, and Strong and Whitfield.

With an insightful introduction by editor Herb Jordan, Motown in Love is a treasure for those who lived by the songs in the sixties and seventies, and for those just discovering them now.

 

“Uptight” Performed by Stevie Wonder