VA - Motown Chartbusters - Complete Collection Vol. 1-12 - 1967-1982

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When Motown Records founder Berry Gordy coined the phrase "The Sound Of Young America" in 1960, he did not know how successful Motown was going to be around the world. Motown arrived in Britain in 1964, but not on the Motown label but on London, Fontana and EMI's Stateside labels. Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes, and My guy by Mary Wells were among the first big hits. By 1967, Motown had enough British hits under its belt to release a greatest hits album, the release was to be the first of the Motown Chartbusters series
Motown Chartbusters are a set of Motown compilations first released on the Tamla Motown label in the United Kingdom. The first two (volume 1 and volume 2) were originally called "British Motown Chartbusters", after this they were just released as Motown Chartbusters.
Although the series was made up mainly of hit singles, there were some not so big. But that was not important, it just expanded the Motown Sound even more.
In total 12 where released in the UK spanning 15 years from 1967 to 1982. All 12 were top 30 UK chart entries, the second volume of British Motown Chartbusters hit no.8 in January of 1970, in the same year volume 3 spent six weeks at the no.2 position, before reaching no.1. In 1971 volume 5 went to no.2 and in 1973 volume 8 went to no.9
The albums were made by EMI under licence from Motown, EMI also made 8 track recordings of the early releases.
They were re-issued from 1997 by the budget label, Spectrum. The clear differences between the two releases are the logos on the disc and cover, the original release has the Tamla Motown logo, the re-release has the Motown logo.
After their success in the UK, Motown went on to release different variants in other counties such as the United States and Australia.
There were also various other forms released on the same type of platform such as Motown Chartbusters 150 Hits of gold and boxed sets.
The series was the most successful compilation albums in terms of sales until the release of the "Now That's What I Call Music" series began in the mid 1980's.
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Various ‎– Motown Chartbusters Volumes 1-6
Label:Motown ‎– 542 168-2, Spectrum Music (2) ‎– 542 168-2, Universal ‎– 542 168-2
Series:Motown Chartbusters – Box 1-6
Format:Box Set, Compilation 6 × CD, Compilation, Album, Repress
Country:UK
Released:1999
Genre:Funk / Soul
Style:Soul

Tracklist
Motown Chartbusters Volume 1
1-1 –Stevie Wonder Blowin' In The Wind 3:45
1-2 –Diana Ross & The Supremes* You Keep Me Hangin' On 2:35
1-3 –Four Tops Standing In The Shadow Of Love 2:45
1-4 –Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston It Takes Two 2:50
1-5 –The Marvelettes When You're Young And In Love 2:45
1-6 –The Temptations (I Know) I'm Losing You 2:36
1-7 –Jimmy Ruffin What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted 2:31
1-8 –Diana Ross & The Supremes* The Happening 2:56
1-9 –Four Tops 7 Rooms Of Gloom 2:38
1-10 –Jr Walker & The All Stars* How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) 2:27
1-11 –Martha Reeves & The Vandellas I'm Ready For Love 3:00
1-12 –Diana Ross & The Supremes* Love Is Here And Now You're Gone 2:38
1-13 –Jimmy Ruffin Gonna Give Her All The Love I've Got 3:00
1-14 –Stevie Wonder I Was Made To Love Her 2:53
1-15 –Gladys Knight And The Pips Take Me In Your Arms And Love Me 2:53
1-16 –Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Jimmy Mack 2:50
Motown Chartbusters Volume 2
2-1 –Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing 2:15
2-2 –Diana Ross & The Supremes* Reflections 2:48
2-3 –Smokey Robinson & The Miracles* If You Can Want 2:25
2-4 –Four Tops You Keep Running Away 2:48
2-5 –The Temptations I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You) 3:34
2-6 –Gladys Knight And The Pips I Heard It Through The Grapevine 2:50
2-7 –Stevie Wonder I'm Wondering 2:53
2-8 –Jimmy Ruffin I've Passed This Way Before 2:47
2-9 –Diana Ross & The Supremes* Some Things You Never Get Used To 2:22
2-10 –R. Dean Taylor Gotta See Jane 3:03
2-11 –Stevie Wonder Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day 2:44
2-12 –The Temptations You're My Everything 3:08
2-13 –Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Honey Chile 2:52
2-14 –Four Tops If I Were A Carpenter 2:48
2-15 –Smokey Robinson & The Miracles* I Second That Emotion 2:45
2-16 –Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell If I Could Build My Whole World Around You 2:22
Motown Chartbusters Volume 3
3-1 –Marvin Gaye I Heard It Through The Grapevine 3:11
3-2 –Diana Ross & The Supremes* And The Temptations I'm Gonna Make You Love Me 3:05
3-3 –Stevie Wonder My Cherie Amour 2:54
3-4 –Isley Brothers* This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You) 2:49
3-5 –Marv Johnson I'll Pick A Rose For My Rose 2:38
3-6 –Diana Ross & The Supremes* No Matter What Sign You Are 2:51
3-7 –Four Tops I'm In A Different World 2:55
3-8 –Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Dancing In The Street 2:38
3-9 –Stevie Wonder For Once In My Life 2:45
3-10 –Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell You're All I Need To Get By 2:45
3-11 –The Temptations Get Ready 2:33
3-12 –Edwin Starr Stop Her On Sight (S.O.S.) 2:15
3-13 –Diana Ross & The Supremes* Love Child 2:49
3-14 –The Isley Brothers Behind A Painted Smile 2:47
3-15 –Jr Walker & The All Stars* (I'm A) Road Runner 2:46
3-16 –Smokey Robinson & The Miracles* The Track Of My Tears 2:50
Motown Chartbusters Volume 4
4-1 –Jackson 5* I Want You Back 2:56
4-2 –Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell The Onion Song 2:57
4-3 –Four Tops I Can't Help Myself 2:42
4-4 –The Supremes Up The Ladder To The Roof 3:13
4-5 –The Temptations I Can't Get Next To You 2:53
4-6 –Marvin Gaye Too Busy Thinking About My Baby 2:54
4-7 –Stevie Wonder Yester-Me Yester-You Yesterday 3:04
4-8 –The Supremes Someday We'll Be Together 3:26
4-9 –Jackson 5* ABC 2:53
4-10 –Stevie Wonder Never Had A Dream Come True 3:07
4-11 –Jimmy Ruffin Farewell Is A Lonely Sound 2:58
4-12 –Four Tops Do What You Gotta Do 4:02
4-13 –Diana Ross & The Supremes*, The Temptations I Second That Emotion 2:29
4-14 –The Temptations Cloud Nine 3:28
4-15 –Jr Walker & The All Stars* What Does It Take To Win Your Love 2:27
4-16 –Diana Ross Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand) 2:58
Motown Chartbusters Volume 5
5-1 –Smokey Robinson & The Miracles* The Tears Of A Clown 3:00
5-2 –Edwin Starr War 3:20
5-3 –Jackson 5* The Love You Save 3:00
5-4 –The Temptations Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today) 4:06
5-5 –Four Tops It's All In The Game 2:44
5-6 –Stevie Wonder Heaven Help Us All 3:13
5-7 –Jimmy Ruffin It's Wonderful (To Be Loved By You) 2:45
5-8 –Diana Ross Ain't No Mountain High Enough 3:33
5-9 –Stevie Wonder Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours 2:35
5-10 –The Supremes Stoned Love 2:56
5-11 –Marvin Gaye Abraham, Martin And John 4:16
5-12 –Four Tops Still Water (Love) 3:12
5-13 –Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Forget Me Not 2:36
5-14 –Detroit Spinners* It's A Shame 3:12
5-15 –Jackson 5* I'll Be There 3:53
5-16 –Jimmy Ruffin I'll Say Forever My Love 2:58
Motown Chartbusters Volume 6
6-1 –Diana Ross I'm Still Waiting 3:35
6-2 –Smokey Robinson & The Miracles* I Don't Blame You At All 2:54
6-3 –Stevie Wonder We Can Work It Out 3:15
6-4 –Jackson 5* Never Can Say Goodbye 2:58
6-5 –The Velvelettes These Things Will Keep Me Loving You 2:25
6-6 –R. Dean Taylor Indiana Wants Me 3:15
6-7 –The Supremes & Four Tops River Deep, Mountain High 3:05
6-8 –The Temptations Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) 3:39
6-9 –The Supremes Nathan Jones 2:56
6-10 –Four Tops Simple Game 2:49
6-11 –The Elgins Heaven Must Have Sent You 2:31
6-12 –The Temptations It's Summer 2:58
6-13 –Diana Ross Remember Me 3:16
6-14 –Jackson 5* Mama's Pearl 3:03
6-15 –Smokey Robinson & The Miracles* (Come 'Round Here) I'm The One You Need 2:33
6-16 –Four Tops Just Seven Numbers (Can Straighten Out My Life) 2:55




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Various ‎– Motown Chartbusters Volumes 7-12
Label:Motown ‎– 542 167-2, Universal ‎– 542 167-2, Spectrum Music (2) ‎– 542 167-2
Series:Motown Chartbusters – Box 7-12
Format:Box Set, Compilation
6 × CD, Album, Compilation, Repress
Country:UK
Released:1999
Genre:Funk / Soul
Style:Soul
Tracklist
Motown Chartbusters Volume 7
1-1 –Supremes* Automatically Sunshine 2:39
1-2 –Gladys Knight And The Pips Just Walk In My Shoes 2:30
1-3 –Michael Jackson Rockin' Robin 2:32
1-4 –The Temptations Take A Look Around 3:11
1-5 –The Supremes & Four Tops You Gotta Have Love In Your Heart 2:49
1-6 –Stevie Wonder If You Really Love Me 3:02
1-7 –Diana Ross Surrender 2:52
1-8 –Michael Jackson Ain't No Sunshine 3:20
1-9 –The Temptations Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are?) 2:53
1-10 –Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Bless You 3:03
1-11 –Supremes* Floy Joy 2:38
1-12 –Junior Walker & The All Stars Walk In The Night 4:13
1-13 –Diana Ross Doobedoodn'doobee Doobedoodn'doobee Doobedoodn'doobee 4:53
1-14 –San Remo Strings* Festival Time 2:38
1-15 –Mary Wells My Guy 2:51
1-16 –Michael Jackson Got To Be There 3:24
Motown Chartbusters Volume 8
2-1 –Stevie Wonder Superstition 3:07
2-2 –Gladys Knight And The Pips Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye) 4:21
2-3 –The Temptations The Law Of The Land 4:46
2-4 –Junior Walker & The All Stars Take Me Girl, I'm Ready 3:07
2-5 –Jackson 5* Skywriter 3:10
2-6 –Diana Ross Touch Me In The Morning 3:26
2-7 –Gladys Knight And The Pips The Look Of Love 2:50
2-8 –Michael Jackson Morning Glow 3:31
2-9 –The Temptations Papa Was A Rolling Stone 5:10
2-10 –Marvin Gaye Let's Get It On 4:00
2-11 –Supremes* Bad Weather 3:04
2-12 –Michael Jackson Ben 2:45
2-13 –Stevie Wonder You Are The Sunshine Of My Life 2:54
2-14 –Jackson 5* Hallelujah Day 2:45
2-15 –Junior Walker & The All Stars Way Back Home 3:13
2-16 –Gladys Knight And The Pips Help Me Make It Through The Night 3:26
Motown Chartbusters Volume 9
3-1 –Diana Ross All Of My Life 3:06
3-2 –Stevie Wonder Higher Ground 3:10
3-3 –Jackson 5* Dancing Machine 2:29
3-4 –Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye My Mistake (Was To Love You) 2:51
3-5 –Syreeta Spinnin' And Spinnin' 3:34
3-6 –Eddie Kendricks Keep On Truckin' 3:29
3-7 –R. Dean Taylor There's A Ghost In My House 2:15
3-8 –Smokey Robinson Just My Soul Responding 4:58
3-9 –Diana Ross Last Time I Saw Him 2:40
3-10 –Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye You Are Everything 2:53
3-11 –Stevie Wonder He's Misstra Know It All 3:59
3-12 –Supremes* Baby Love 2:37
3-13 –Jimmy Ruffin What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted 3:01
3-14 –Stevie Wonder Living For The City 3:39
3-15 –Diana Ross Love Me 2:56
3-16 –Eddie Kendricks Boogie Down 3:46
3-17 –Commodores Machine Gun 2:42
Motown Chartbusters Volume 10
4-1 –The Commodores* Three Times A Lady 3:38
4-2 –Diana Ross Love Hangover 3:44
4-3 –Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons* The Night 3:21
4-4 –Marvin Gaye Got To Give It Up (Part 1) 4:10
4-5 –Tata Vega Get It Up For Love 2:55
4-6 –Diana Ross The Boss 3:52
4-7 –Smokey Robinson Theme From Big Time 3:26
4-8 –Syreeta Your Kiss Is Sweet 3:53
4-9 –Diana Ross Theme From Mahogany 3:26
4-10 –The Commodores* Easy 4:10
4-11 –Teena Marie I'm A Sucker For Your Love 3:12
4-12 –The Miracles Love Machine 2:55
4-13 –Yvonne Fair It Should Have Been Me 3:27
4-14 –Rick James You And I 3:09
4-15 –Thelma Houston Don't Leave Me This Way 3:38
4-16 –The Commodores* Sail On 3:57
Motown Chartbusters Volume 11
5-1 –Diana Ross Upside Down 3:40
5-2 –Teena Marie Behind The Groove 3:56
5-3 –Billy Preston & Syreeta It Will Come In Time 3:09
5-4 –The Commodores* Still 3:42
5-5 –Rick James Big Time 3:34
5-6 –High Energy Make Me Yours 3:30
5-7 –Jermaine Jackson Let's Get Serious 3:33
5-8 –Diana Ross It's My House 3:36
5-9 –Billy Preston & Syreeta With You I'm Born Again 3:37
5-10 –Jermaine Jackson Burnin' Hot 4:19
5-11 –Diana Ross My Old Piano 3:55
5-12 –Syreeta He's Gone 3:30
5-13 –Teena Marie I Need Your Lovin' 3:37
5-14 –The Commodores* Wonderland 3:48
5-15 –Smokey Robinson Cruisin' 4:25
5-16 –Lynda Carter The Last Song 2:54
Motown Chartbusters Volume 12
6-1 –Smokey Robinson Being With You 3:59
6-2 –Commodores Lady (You Bring Me Up) 3:58
6-3 –Michael Jackson We're Almost There 3:42
6-4 –Diana Ross & Lionel Richie Endless Love 4:27
6-5 –Rick James Give It To Me 3:53
6-6 –Diana Ross I'm Coming Out 3:57
6-7 –Jermaine Jackson You Like Me Don't You 3:50
6-8 –Teena Marie It Must Be Magic 4:15
6-9 –The Commodores* Oh No 3:02
6-10 –Michael Jackson One Day In Your Life 4:08
6-11 –Diana Ross Tenderness 3:50
6-12 –Smokey Robinson Tell Me Tomorrow (Part 1) 3:49
6-13 –Jose Feliciano* I Wanna Be Where You Are 3:46
6-14 –Syreeta I Must Be In Love 3:41
6-15 –The Commodores* Why You Wanna Try Me 3:55
6-16 –Jermaine Jackson Paradise In Your Eyes 3:52
6-17 –Rick James Super Freak (Part 1) 3:21
6-18 –Diana Ross It's My Turn 3:56
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