Tracklist

CD 1: The Temptations - At Their Very Best
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 My Girl
The Temptations 4.75 2:44
2 Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
The Temptations 5 3:49
3 Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World Is Today)
The Temptations 5 4:06
4 I’m Gonna Make You Love Me
Diana Ross & The Supremes and The Temptations 3 3:08
5 Get Ready
The Temptations 2:34
6 Treat Her Like a Lady
The Temptations 4:16
7 Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone
The Temptations 3 6:55
8 I Can’t Get Next to You
The Temptations 3 2:54
9 Take a Look Around
The Temptations 3:11
10 Cloud Nine
The Temptations 3 3:31
11 I Second That Emotion
Diana Ross & The Supremes and The Temptations 2:20
12 Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
The Temptations 4 2:24
13 (I Know) I’m Losing You
The Temptations 4 2:24
14 Ain’t Too Proud to Beg
The Temptations 5 2:33
15 You’re My Everything
The Temptations 3:10
16 Why (Must We Fall in Love)
Diana Ross & The Supremes and The Temptations 3:03
17 Psychedelic Shack
The Temptations 3:51
18 Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)
The Temptations 2:53
19 It’s Growing
The Temptations 2:58
20 I Wish It Would Rain
The Temptations 2:43
21 The Way You Do the Things You Do
The Temptations 2:41
CD 2: The Temptations - At Their Very Best
# Title Rating Length
1 I’m Here
3:59
2 I’ll Be in Trouble
2:57
3 Girl
2:17
4 Since I Lost My Baby
2:50
5 My Baby
3:03
6 Don’t Look Back
2:51
7 All I Need
3:10
8 (Loneliness Made Me Realize) It’s You That I Need
2:38
9 I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)
3:32
10 Run Away Child, Running Wild
4:45
11 This Is My Promise
7:21
12 Please Return Your Love to Me
2:24
13 Standing on the Top, Part 1
4:23
14 Shaky Ground
4:03
15 Power
4:12
16 Selfish Reasons
4:51
17 Night & Day
3:57
18 Some Enchanted Evening
5:25
19 Stay
3:57
20 I’m Here (remix)
4:12

Credits

CD 1: The Temptations - At Their Very Best

strings:
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 1)
membranophone:
Benny Benjamin (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 1)
guitar:
Robert White (US funk/soul guitarist) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 1)
bass:
James Jamerson (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 1)
arranger:
Paul Riser (tracks 4, 11)
background vocals:
Eddie Kendricks (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 1)
Otis Williams (US baritone singer, member of The Temptations & The Distants) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 1)
Paul Williams (member of The Temptations) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 1)
Melvin Franklin (1966-01-04 – 1966-01-11) (track 14)
Eddie Kendricks (1966-01-04 – 1966-01-11) (track 14)
Otis Williams (US baritone singer, member of The Temptations & The Distants) (1966-01-04 – 1966-01-11) (track 14)
Paul Williams (member of The Temptations) (1966-01-04 – 1966-01-11) (track 14)
composer:
Cornelius Grant (track 13)
Sherlie Matthews (track 16)
Deke Richards (track 16)
Smokey Robinson (tracks 1, 5)
Barrett Strong (track 3)
Ronald White (track 1)
Otis Williams (US baritone singer, member of The Temptations & The Distants) (track 6)
Ali Ollie Woodson (track 6)
Norman Whitfield (tracks 2–3, 13–14)
instruments:
The Funk Brothers (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 1)
The Funk Brothers (1966-01-04 – 1966-01-11) (track 14)
The Funk Brothers (1969-06-23 – 1969-07-03) (track 8)
lead vocals:
David Ruffin (soul singer, member of The Temptations) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 1)
David Ruffin (soul singer, member of The Temptations) (1966-01-04 – 1966-01-11) (track 14)
lyricist:
Smokey Robinson (tracks 1, 5)
Barrett Strong (track 2)
Edward Holland, Jr. (Motown songwriter) (tracks 13–14)
Norman Whitfield (track 14)
other vocals:
Otis Williams (US baritone singer, member of The Temptations & The Distants) (track 4)
performer:
The Temptations (Motown soul vocal group) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 1)
The Temptations (Motown soul vocal group) (1970-11-24 – 1970-12-03) (track 2)
producer:
Nickolas Ashford (track 4)
Al Cleveland (track 11)
Terry Johnson (producer) (track 11)
Smokey Robinson (track 11)
Frank Wilson (Motown singer/songwriter) (tracks 4, 16)
Norman Whitfield (tracks 13–14)
vocals:
Eddie Kendricks (tracks 4, 11)
Dennis Edwards (US soul & R'n'B singer) (1969-06-23 – 1969-07-03) (track 8)
Melvin Franklin (1969-06-23 – 1969-07-03) (track 8)
Eddie Kendricks (1969-06-23 – 1969-07-03) (track 8)
Otis Williams (US baritone singer, member of The Temptations & The Distants) (1969-06-23 – 1969-07-03) (track 8)
Paul Williams (member of The Temptations) (1969-06-23 – 1969-07-03) (track 8)
writer:
Al Cleveland (track 11)
Kenneth Gamble (track 4)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 4)
Smokey Robinson (tracks 11, 19)
Jerry Ross (Philadelphia soul composer/producer) (track 4)
Barrett Strong (tracks 7–8, 10)
Norman Whitfield (tracks 7–8, 10)
publisher:
Jobete Music (track 14)
Jobete Music Co., Inc. (tracks 2, 5)
Jobete Music Ltd (track 11)
recorded at:
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 1)
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1966-01-04 – 1966-01-11) (track 14)
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1969-06-23 – 1969-07-03) (track 8)
Golden World in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1970-11-24 – 1970-12-03) (track 2)
mash-ups:
sampled by:
People Movin' by The Shoes with Primary 1 (track 3)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 168) (track 7)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 389) (track 2)
cover recording of:
It's Growing (track 19)
is the basis for:
STP (track 11)
later parody versions:
Mummo (track 1)
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
later versions:
medley of:
Waiting for Jody (track 1)
recording of:
Cloud Nine (track 10)
Get Ready (track 5)
Psychedelic Shack (The Temptations song) (track 17)
My Girl (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 1)
Ain’t Too Proud to Beg (1966-01-04 – 1966-01-11) (track 14)
I Can’t Get Next to You (1969-06-23 – 1969-07-03) (track 8)
Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) (1970-11-24 – 1970-12-03) (track 2)
referred to in medleys:
More Stars ("More Stars" (12" Mix) - 11:53) (track 7)

CD 2: The Temptations - At Their Very Best

writer:
Angelo Bond (track 14)
Berry Gordy (track 14)
Jean Marie Mayer (track 14)
Warren Moore (track 4)
William Robinson (track 4)
publisher:
recording of:
I'll Be in Trouble (track 2)
My Baby (track 5)
Power (track 14)