Take a look at the below list of The Supremes Top 10 Songs and Albums of All Time. The Supremes is an American female singing group found as the Primettes in 1959 in Detroit Michigan. In addition to being the America’s most successful vocal group, the Supremes were also Motown’s acts most commercially successful group – their 12 singles appeared on the Billboard Hot 100. Holland-Dozier-Holland, the Motown’s original songwriting, and production team wrote most of the group’s hits. At the group’s blossom in the mid-1960’s, they rivaled the Beatles in global popularity, and their success made it possible for the future African American Soul and R&B musicians to be successful.
List of Top 10 songs by The Supremes of All Time
10. Run, Run, Run
The Supremes released this single in the year 1964 as their follow-up to “When the Lovelight Starts Shinning Through His Eyes.” For several reasons, this song which apes the Crystals’ “Da Doo Ron Ron” slightly, and a fantastic teenage pop track with pounding piano and wailing sax bombed the charts. It also provides an idea of how the Supremes sounded like before they released their track “Where Did Our Love Go?” which became pigeonholed in “the Supremes sound.” Dancing to the song isn’t easy, but you won’t have any problem tapping your toes.
9. Who Could Ever Doubt My Love?
“Who Could Ever Doubt My Love?” was a B-side to the Supremes’ “I Hear a Symphony.” Apart from being a track on the opposite side of that record, it was the opposite of that song in almost every manner. While the “Symphony” was a beautifully orchestrated track about love and anything sweet, “Who Could Ever Doubt My Love?” came sauntering through speakers like heartbroken lady stumbling down the hall in tears, makeup running just because someone accused her of cheating on her man.
8. Love is Like an Itching in My Heart
This song, “Love is Like an Itching in My Heart,” barely cracked number seven on the R&B charts and the top ten in the United States. The song is not a pop track! It features excellent driving bass line, nonstop beating stomper, accenting sax blast and pounding piano. It is a rip-roaring great record about a woman in love.
7. He’s All I Got
“He’s All I Got” is the flip side of “Love is Like an Itching” and in its right, a keeper. However, the song suffers from being a shade too derivative of the “Supremes Sound.” What makes the song amazing is the incredible chorus – it will make you pay attention whenever it hits. The song is all about the victim of a despiteful woman out to sabotage the singer’s relationship out of malice mainly because she “hates to see others happy unless you’re happy, too.”
6. Going Down for the Third Time
A “Reflections'” B-side, “Going Down for the Third Time,” is just as powerful as the A-side, if not stronger. Lead singer Ross rode the tide-rip pounding Motown beat more like a rowdy surfboarder cruising on waves. Wilson and Ballard threw out the “Save me, save me” lines in the song’s background. That helped develop an entirely epic song. It was the last song the Ballard recorded with the Supremes before living due to substance abuse issues. This is one of the The Supremes Top 10 Songs of All Time.
5. Nothing but Heartaches
“Nothing But Heartaches,” is another great hit for the people driving. It is also one of the songs that made Motown who they are. The Funk Brothers did their thing on this song, making it hotter and fierce. It features whizzing drums, bass, and bellowing sax. The iconic backing band almost stole the show from Supremes. The song broke the band’s string of five number hits in a row but cracked the top 10 on Billboard charts.
4. Ask Any Girl
This song, “Ask Any Girl,” was strong enough to stand by itself, but however, the A-side “Baby Love” overshadowed it. As a matter of fact, it would be hard for any other track of that time to get many spins as the massive song. It’s a big shame, as the group would have used it as a lead single. The song boasts lush strings and glistening piano. Moreover, it features a shamble, hip-shaking beat, in addition to some of the Supremes’ best harmonies.
3. Everything is Good about You
“Everything is Good about You” was another B-side to the greatest songs Supremes produced. The song appeared on the “My World is Empty Without You” album and in several respects, it is among the hottest tracks the group has ever recorded. You may not believe what I am saying until you have listened to it.
2. There’s No Stopping Us Now
“There’ No Stopping Us Now” is among the several Holland-Dozier-Holland-penned tracks that the Supremes handled. It was the B-side to “Love is Here, and Now You’re Gone.” The track was a love song about a couple that had to make up for some lost time to do.
1. He’s My Sunny Boy
“He’s My Sunny Boy” is not like the usual Supremes’ songs. By the year 1968, the Supremes had highly changed, and the song proves this. The song was the B-side of the last album the group released featuring Ross – the ironically entitled “Someday We’ll Be Together.” Later on 3rd November 1969, Motown published a news release announcing that Ross had left the group. In her biography, “Secrets of a Sparrow” Ross notes that the girls treated her very badly.
The Supremes Top Love Songs of All Time
1. Shake Me, Wake Me (When It’s Over)
Mostly, Motown allowed one artist to make a song popular and would have another artist re-record it. The Supremes almost covered everything from “Heat Wave” to “I Guess I’ll Always Love You.” “Shake Me, Wake Me (When It’s Over), however, took a different more heart-string-tugging vibe with other women singing other than the Four Tops.
2. Stoned Love
The Supremes recorded “Stoned Love” as a single in 1970 for Motown Label. The song was the group’s last Billboard Pop Top Ten song, hitting number seven. It was also their most recent Billboard number one R&B hit.
In the 1960s, the Supremes attained mainstream success with the Lead Singer, Ross. In the year 1967, Berry Gordy, Motown president renamed the band Diana Ross and the Supremes. They also replaced Ballard with Cindy Birdsong. Ross decided to leave the band in 1970 to pursue a solo career. They replaced her with Jean Terrel, and the band’s name regressed to the Supremes.