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The Temptations Top Songs  

Top Songs / Chart Singles Discography

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1962
1.
04/1962
5







22
R&B


[Gordy 7001]
written by Berry Gordy (as Berry Gordy Jr.)
2.
12/1962
2

122
US








[Gordy 7010]
written by Berry Gordy (as Berry Gordy Jr.)
1964
The Way You Do the Things You Do
3.
02/1964
94

11
US




✫1
R&B


[Gordy 7028]
written by Smokey Robinson & Bobby Rogers
4.
05/1964
6

102
US




39
R&B


US B side to "I'll Be In Trouble"
[Gordy 7032]
written by Norman Whitfield, Eddie Holland Jr. & Eddie Kendricks
5.
05/1964
33

33
US




22
R&B


[Gordy 7032]
written by Smokey Robinson
6.
09/1964
46

26
US




11
R&B


[Gordy 7035]
written by Norman Whitfield & Eddie Holland Jr.
1965
My Girl
7.
01/1965
236

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
43
UK
[artist #5 hit]
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #88]
[Gordy 7038]
written by Smokey Robinson & Ronald White
8.
04/1965
76

18
US




3
R&B
45
UK
additional background vocals by The Andantes
[Gordy 7040]
written by Smokey Robinson & Pete Moore (as Warren Moore)
9.
07/1965
70

17
US




4
R&B


[Gordy 7043]
written by Smokey Robinson & Pete Moore (as Warren Moore)
10.
07/1965
7

123
US




22
R&B


US B side to "Since I Lost My Baby"
[Gordy 7043]
written by Smokey Robinson & Cornelius Grant
11.
10/1965
78

13
US




4
R&B


[Gordy 7047]
written by Smokey Robinson, Ronald White & Pete Moore
Don't Look Back
12.
12/1965
15

83
US




15
R&B


US B side to My Baby
[Gordy 7047]
written by Smokey Robinson & Ronald White
1966
13.
02/1966
52

29
US




✫1
R&B


[Gordy 7049]
written by Smokey Robinson
Ain't Too Proud to Beg
14.
05/1966
108

13
US




✫1
R&B
21
UK
[Gordy 7054]
written by Norman Whitfield & Eddie Holland Jr.
Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
15.
08/1966
204

3
US




✫1
R&B
18
UK
[Gordy 7055]
written by Norman Whitfield & Eddie Holland Jr.
16.
11/1966
166

8
US




✫1
R&B
19
UK
1967
17.
04/1967
150

8
US




2
R&B
60
UK
18.
07/1967
180

6
US




3
R&B
26
UK
19.
08/1967
2

124
US








[Gordy 7063]
written by Smokey Robinson
20.
10/1967
80

14
US




3
R&B


[Gordy 7065]
written by Norman Whitfield & Eddie Holland Jr.
1968
I Wish It Would Rain
21.
01/1968
186

4
US




✫1
R&B
45
UK
22.
03/1968
4

116
US




41
R&B


[Gordy 7068]
written by Henry Cosby, Allen Story & Margaret Johnson
23.
05/1968
95

13
US




✫1
R&B
47
UK
24.
08/1968
52

26
US




4
R&B


[Gordy 7074]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
25.
11/1968
191

6
US




2
R&B
15
UK
[Gordy 7081]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
1969
26.
02/1969
161

6
US




✫1
R&B


[Gordy 7084]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
27.
03/1969
42









10
UK
UK re-issue
written by Smokey Robinson
28.
05/1969
67

20
US




2
R&B


[Gordy 7086]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
I Can't Get Next to You
29.
08/1969
276

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
13
UK
[artist #2 hit]
[Gordy 7093]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
1970
30.
01/1970
136

7
US




2
R&B
33
UK
[Gordy 7096]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)
31.
05/1970
237

3
US




2
R&B
7
UK
[artist #4 hit]
[Gordy 7099]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
32.
10/1970
39

33
US




8
R&B


[Gordy 7102]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
1971
Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)
33.
02/1971
303

✫1
US
33
AC


✫1
R&B
8
UK
[artist #1 hit]
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #389]
[Gordy 7105]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
34.
07/1971
19

51
US




29
R&B


[Gordy 7109]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)
35.
11/1971
85

18
US




8
R&B
32
UK
[Gordy 7111]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
1972
36.
03/1972
78

30
US




10
R&B
13
UK
[Gordy 7115]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
37.
06/1972
4







27
R&B


US B side to "Mother Nature"
[Gordy 7119]
written by Barrett Strong & Norman Whitfield
38.
07/1972
7

92
US








[Gordy 7119]
written by Nick Zesses & Dino Fekaris
Papa Was a Rollin' Stone
39.
10/1972
245

✫1
US




5
R&B
14
UK
[artist #3 hit]
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #168]
[Gordy 7121]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
1973
40.
02/1973
133

7
US




✫1
R&B
53
UK
[Gordy 7126]
written by Norman Whitfield
41.
06/1973
33

40
US




8
R&B


[Gordy 7129]
written by Norman Whitfield
42.
08/1973
50

35
US




2
R&B


[Gordy 7131]
written by Norman Whitfield
43.
09/1973
9









41
UK
written by Norman Whitfield
44.
12/1973
59

27
US




✫1
R&B


instrumentation by Rose Royce
[Gordy 7133]
written by Norman Whitfield
1974
45.
03/1974
27

43
US




8
R&B


[Gordy 7135]
written by Norman Whitfield
46.
06/1974
19

74
US




8
R&B


[Gordy 7136]
written by Norman Whitfield
47.
12/1974
49

40
US


11
dance
✫1
R&B


(instrumentation by "The Temptations Band": The Commodores)
[Gordy 7138]
written by Jeffrey Bowen, Donald Baldwin & Lionel Richie
1975
48.
03/1975
69

26
US




✫1
R&B


instrumentation by The Eddie Hazel Band
[Gordy 7142]
written by Jeffrey Bowen, Eddie Hazel & Al Boyd (as Alphonso Boyd)
49.
07/1975
48

37
US


4
dance
9
R&B


[Gordy 7144]
written by Louis Charlemagne
1976
50.
02/1976
28

54
US




3
R&B


[Gordy 7146]
written by Eddie Holland Jr. & Brian Holland
51.
07/1976
10

94
US




21
R&B


[Gordy 7150]
written by Jeffrey Bowen, Jim Ford & Truman Thomas
52.
10/1976
5







22
R&B


1977
53.
5







21
R&B


[Atlantic 3436]
written by Ron Baker & Ron Tyson
1978
54.
2







42
R&B


written by Brian Holland, Harold Beatty & Eddie Holland Jr. (as Eddie Holland)
55.
3







31
R&B


[Atlantic 3538]
written by Brian Holland, Harold Beatty & Eddie Holland Jr. (as Eddie Holland)
56.
1







58
R&B


1980
57.
05/1980

Power by The Temptations 

from Power   
30

43
US


23
dance
11
R&B


[Gordy 7183]
written by Angelo Bond, Berry Gordy & Jean Mayer
58.
07/1980
1







55
R&B


59.
11/1980
1







69
R&B


[from the movie Loving Couples]
[Motown 1501]
written by Fred Karlin & Dean Pitchford
1981
60.
09/1981
13

67
US




36
R&B


[Gordy 7208]
written by Charles Simmons (as Charles B. Simmons), Joe Jefferson (as Joseph Jefferson) & Richard Roebuck
61.
11/1981
3

102
US








[Gordy 7213]
written by Thom Bell & Linda Creed
1982
62.
05/1982
34

66
US


11
dance
6
R&B


featuring Rick James
[Gordy 1616]
written by Rick James
63.
07/1982
1







82
R&B


[Gordy 1631]
written by Smokey Robinson
1983
64.
04/1983
11

88
US




17
R&B


[Gordy 1666]
written by Dennis Lambert & Peter Beckett
65.
10/1983
1







67
R&B


[Gordy 1707]
written by Angelo Bond & Norman Whitfield
1984
66.
04/1984
23

54
US
17
AC


13
R&B


[Gordy 1720]
written by Norman Whitfield & Angelo Bond
Treat Her Like a Lady
67.
11/1984
72

48
US


13
dance
2
R&B
12
UK
[Gordy 1765]
written by Ali-Ollie Woodson & Otis Williams
1985
68.
03/1985
9







14
R&B
84
UK
[Gordy 1781]
written by Otis Williams, Ron Tyson & Victor Carstarphen
69.
05/1985
1







81
R&B


[Gordy 1789]
written by Mike Himelstein & Tom Keane
70.
11/1985
10





49
dance
14
R&B
88
UK
[Gordy 1818]
written by Luther Vandross & Marcus Miller
1986
71.
02/1986
1







63
R&B


[Gordy 1834]
written by Ali-Ollie Woodson & Otis Williams
72.
03/1986
4



28
AC


63
R&B


[Motown 1837]
written by Henry Mancini & Dennis Lambert
73.
04/1986
3









84
UK
written by Jimmy Scott & Mark Baker
74.
06/1986
2









92
UK
75.
10/1986
28

47
US




4
R&B


[Gordy 1856]
written by Mark Holden
76.
11/1986
4







25
R&B


[Gordy 1871]
written by Ali-Ollie Woodson & Otis Williams
1987
77.
02/1987
2







45
R&B


[Gordy 1881]
written by Brian O'Doherty
Papa Was a Rollin' Stone
78.
08/1987
15









31
UK
[R]
[rm]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
79.
11/1987
18



36
AC


3
R&B
90
UK
[Motown 1908]
written by Jimmy George & Lou Pardini (as Louis Pardini)
1988
80.
02/1988
17





23
dance
8
R&B
63
UK
[Motown 1920]
written by Peter Bunetta, Roy Chudacoff & Mark Holden
81.
03/1988
1







53
R&B


[Motown 1933]
written by Otis Williams, Ron Tyson & Victor Carstarphen
1989
82.
7







10
R&B


[Motown 2004]
written by Stan Sheppard & James Varner (as Jimmy Varner)
83.
10/1989
9







16
R&B
71
UK
[Motown 1974]
written by Stan Sheppard & Shwayze (as Aaron Smith [Shwayze])
1990
84.
7







12
R&B


written by Brian O'Doherty
1992
85.
1







68
R&B


86.
02/1992
99



27
AC




2
UK
87.
02/1992
7







41
R&B
69
UK
1994
88.
1







86
R&B


1995
89.
7







16
R&B


[R]
[R&B chart position is for R&B airplay charts]
written by Franz Xaver Gruber, Joseph Mohr & John Freeman Young
1996
90.
5







19
R&B


[R]
[R&B chart position is for R&B airplay charts]
written by Franz Xaver Gruber, Joseph Mohr & John Freeman Young
1998
91.
12/1998
6

120
US




28
R&B


[R&B chart position is for R&B airplay charts]
[Motown 0862]
written by James Fischer, Narada Michael Walden & Scott Urquhart
1999
92.
1







57
R&B


93.
1







54
R&B


written by Theo Peoples
2000
94.
2







40
R&B


written by Katrina Celeste Willis (as Katrina Willis) & Colin Morrison
2008
95.
03/2008
1









159
UK

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