Tracklist

CD 1: Volume I
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Please Mr. Postman
The Marvelettes 2:29
2 Baby Love
The Supremes 4.7 2:38
3 My Girl
The Temptations 4.75 2:44
4 I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
Four Tops 3.5 2:43
5 You Can’t Hurry Love
The Supremes 5 2:47
6 Reach Out I’ll Be There
Four Tops 4 3:01
7 I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Marvin Gaye 3.5 3:17
8 I Want You Back
The Jackson 5 4.3 2:58
9 ABC
The Jackson 5 4.15 2:59
10 Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Diana Ross 5 3:30
11 I’ll Be There
The Jackson 5 4 3:57
12 The Tears of a Clown
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 4.25 3:01
13 Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
The Temptations 5 3:49
14 What’s Going On
Marvin Gaye 4.3 3:52
CD 2: Volume II
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone
The Temptations 3 6:55
2 Superstition
Stevie Wonder 5 4:28
3 You Are the Sunshine of My Life
Stevie Wonder 4 2:53
4 Let’s Get It On
Marvin Gaye 4 4:03
5 Keep on Truckin,’ Part 1
Eddie Kendricks 3:35
6 Don’t Leave Me This Way
Thelma Houston 5 3:41
7 Got to Give It Up, Part 1
Marvin Gaye 5 4:15
8 Three Times a Lady
Commodores 3 3:39
9 Still
Commodores 3:46
10 Give It to Me Baby
Rick James 4.5 4:18
11 Endless Love
Diana Ross & Lionel Richie 4 4:28

Credits

CD 1: Volume I

recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (1970-01) (track 9)
electric bass guitar:
Wilton Felder (1970-01) (track 9)
Bob West (US session bassist, producer & songwriter) (1970-01) (track 9)
drums (drum set):
Benny Benjamin (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 3)
Johnny Jackson (1969-07) (track 8)
Gene Pello (1970-01) (track 9)
bass guitar:
Wilton Felder (1969-07) (track 8)
strings:
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 3)
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (1965) (track 4)
membranophone:
Benny Benjamin (1961-04) (track 1)
Marvin Gaye (1961-04) (track 1)
Richard "Pistol" Allen (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 7)
Uriel Jones (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 7)
organ:
Earl Van Dyke (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 7)
guitar:
Robert White (US funk/soul guitarist) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 3)
Marvin Tarplin (1966-09-26) (track 12)
Tito Jackson (1969-07) (track 8)
Don Peake (1970-01) (track 9)
Louis Shelton (1970-01) (track 9)
David T. Walker (1970-01) (track 9)
guitar [lead guitar]:
Louis Shelton (1969-07) (track 8)
bass:
James Jamerson (1961-04) (track 1)
James Jamerson (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 3)
percussion:
Eddie "Bongo" Brown (1961-04) (track 1)
Marlon Jackson (1969-07) (track 8)
percussion [box drum]:
Marvin Gaye (1971-05-06) (track 14)
foot percussion [Footstomps]:
Mike Valvano (1964-08-13) (track 2)
keyboard:
Ronnie Rancifer (1969-07) (track 8)
Freddie Perren (1970-01) (track 9)
piano:
Richard 'Popcorn' Wylie (1961-04) (track 1)
Ronnie Rancifer (1969-07) (track 8)
Marvin Gaye (1971-05-06) (track 14)
background vocals:
Florence Ballard (track 5)
Mary Wilson (track 5)
Katherine Anderson (1961-04) (track 1)
Wyanetta "Juanita" Cowart (1961-04) (track 1)
Gladys Horton (1961-04) (track 1)
Wanda Young (1961-04) (track 1)
Georgeanna Tillman (1961-04) (track 1)
Florence Ballard (1964-08-13) (track 2)
Mary Wilson (1964-08-13) (track 2)
Eddie Kendricks (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 3)
Otis Williams (US baritone singer, member of The Temptations & The Distants) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 3)
Paul Williams (member of The Temptations) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 3)
The Andantes (1965) (track 4)
Marlene Barrow (1965) (track 4)
Renaldo Benson (1965) (track 4)
Louvain Demps (1965) (track 4)
Abdul Fakir (1965) (track 4)
Jackie Hicks (1965) (track 4)
Lawrence Payton (1965) (track 4)
The Andantes (1966) (track 6)
Marlene Barrow (1966) (track 6)
Renaldo Benson (1966) (track 6)
Louvain Demps (1966) (track 6)
Abdul Fakir (1966) (track 6)
Jackie Hicks (1966) (track 6)
Lawrence Payton (1966) (track 6)
Warren “Pete” Moore (1966-09-26) (track 12)
Claudette Robinson (1966-09-26) (track 12)
Bobby Rogers (1966-09-26) (track 12)
Ronald White (1966-09-26) (track 12)
The Andantes (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 7)
Marlon Jackson (1969-07) (track 8)
Tito Jackson (1969-07) (track 8)
Jermaine Jackson (soul/pop singer, of Jackson 5) (1969-07) (track 8)
Jackie Jackson (member of the Jackson 5) (1970-01) (track 9)
Marlon Jackson (1970-01) (track 9)
Tito Jackson (1970-01) (track 9)
Marvin Gaye (1971-05-06) (track 14)
Lem Barney (1971-05-06) (track 14)
Mel Farr (1971-05-06) (track 14)
background vocals and lead vocals:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (1970-01) (track 9)
composer:
Henry Cosby (track 12)
Lamont Dozier (tracks 2, 4–6)
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (tracks 2, 4–6)
Smokey Robinson (tracks 3, 12)
Ronald White (track 3)
Norman Whitfield (track 13)
Stevie Wonder (track 12)
conductor:
David Van dePitte (1971-05-06) (track 14)
engineer:
Lamont Dozier (track 5)
instruments:
The Funk Brothers (1961-04) (track 1)
The Funk Brothers (1964-08-13) (track 2)
The Funk Brothers (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 3)
The Funk Brothers (1965) (track 4)
The Funk Brothers (1966) (tracks 5–6)
The Funk Brothers (1966-09-26) (track 12)
The Funk Brothers (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 7)
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (1971-05-06) (track 14)
The Funk Brothers (1971-05-06) (track 14)
lead vocals:
Diana Ross (track 5)
Gladys Horton (1961-04) (track 1)
Diana Ross (1964-08-13) (track 2)
David Ruffin (soul singer, member of The Temptations) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 3)
Levi Stubbs (1965) (track 4)
Levi Stubbs (1966) (track 6)
Smokey Robinson (1966-09-26) (track 12)
Marvin Gaye (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 7)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (1969-07) (track 8)
Jackie Jackson (member of the Jackson 5) (1970-01) (track 9)
Jermaine Jackson (soul/pop singer, of Jackson 5) (1970-01) (track 9)
Tito Jackson (1970-01) (track 9)
Marvin Gaye (1971-05-06) (track 14)
lyricist:
Lamont Dozier (tracks 4–5)
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (tracks 4–5)
Smokey Robinson (tracks 3, 12)
Edward Holland, Jr. (Motown songwriter) (tracks 2, 4–6)
Barrett Strong (track 13)
mixer:
Lawrence Miles (1971-05-06) (track 14)
orchestra:
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 7)
performer:
The Temptations (Motown soul vocal group) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 3)
The Temptations (Motown soul vocal group) (1970-11-24 – 1970-12-03) (track 13)
producer:
Lamont Dozier (tracks 2, 4–6)
Marvin Gaye (track 14)
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (tracks 2, 4–6)
Norman Whitfield (track 7)
vocals:
Jackie Jackson (member of the Jackson 5) (1969-07) (track 8)
writer:
Nickolas Ashford (track 10)
Robert Bateman (track 1)
Renaldo Benson (track 14)
Al Cleveland (track 14)
Hal Davis (track 11)
Georgia Dobbins (track 1)
William Garrett (track 1)
Marvin Gaye (track 14)
Berry Gordy (tracks 8–9, 11)
Freddie Gorman (track 1)
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (track 1)
Willie Hutch (track 11)
Fonce Mizell (tracks 8–9)
Freddie Perren (tracks 8–9)
Deke Richards (tracks 8–9)
Valerie Simpson (track 10)
Bob West (US session bassist, producer & songwriter) (track 11)
Norman Whitfield (track 7)
Barrett Strong (track 7)
phonographic copyright by:
Motown Records (2015) (track 5)
Motown Records (2017) (track 5)
publisher:
FCG Music (track 14)
Jobete Music (UK) Ltd. (tracks 2–3, 6–7)
Jobete Music Co., Inc. (tracks 1, 6, 8, 10–11, 13–14)
MG III Music (track 14)
NMG Music (track 14)
Stone Agate Music Division (tracks 1, 5–6)
recorded at:
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1961-04) (track 1)
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1964-08-13) (track 2)
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 3)
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1965) (track 4)
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1966) (track 6)
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1966-09-26) (track 12)
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 7)
Golden World in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1970-11-24 – 1970-12-03) (track 13)
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1971-05-06) (track 14)
compiled in:
has remixes:
Pokémon by Neil Cicierega (track 8)
mash-ups:
ABC Street by Jackson 5 / Prince (track 9)
I Want You Back by Girl Talk (track 8)
Shake Your Grapes by ccc (track 7)
music videos:
sampled by:
Dancin’ by Vanilla Ice (track 9)
Izzo (H.O.V.A.) by Jay‐Z (track 8)
My Baby by Lil Romeo (track 8)
O.P.P. by Naughty by Nature (track 9)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 4) (track 14)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 80) (track 7)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 120) (track 8)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 206) (track 6)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 324) (track 2)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 389) (track 13)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 415) (track 4)
cover recording of:
is the basis for:
Easy Love (track 9)
Fallin (track 10)
later parody versions:
Mummo (track 3)
later translated parody versions:
Bo cartero (track 1)
later translated versions:
Das kann doch nicht dein Ernst sein (I Heard It Through the Grapevine) (track 7)
Es mejor (track 6)
Gheat si des? (track 4)
Hei postimies (track 1)
I’LL BE THERE (track 11)
J’attendrai (Mais si un jour tu te retrouves toute seule…) (track 6)
Vine (track 6)
What’s Going On (Japanese version) (track 14)
later versions:
medley of:
Waiting for Jody (track 3)
recording of:
I’ll Be There (track 11)
Please Mr. Postman (1961-04) (track 1)
Baby Love (1964-08-13) (track 2)