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Songs written by Barrett Strong  

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1.
01/1962
49

30
US






6
R&B




[Motown 1021]
written by William "Mickey" Stevenson & Barrett Strong 
2.
01/1965
30

34
US






13
R&B




[20th Century 555]
written by Barrett Strong , Wade Flemons & Charles Barksdale
3.
06/1965
7

122
US






23
R&B




[Vee-Jay 674]
written by Wade Flemons, Bobby Miller & Barrett Strong 
4.
10/1965
3

120
US












[Okeh 7229]
written by Barrett Strong  & Bobby Miller
5.
12/1965
7

115
US






25
R&B




[Okeh 7232]
written by Barrett Strong 
6.
01/1966
5

94
US












B side to "Dear Lover"
[Atco 6392]
written by Barrett Strong  & Nolan Strong
7.
03/1966
2

126
US












[Cameo 382]
written by Barrett Strong 
8.
07/1966
4

99
US












US B side to "Keep Me In Suspense"
[Atco 6423]
written by Barrett Strong 
9.
03/1967
59

29
US






14
R&B


26
UK
[Soul 35032]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
Take Me in Your Arms and Love Me
10.
05/1967
41

98
US










13
UK
[Soul 35033]
written by Barrett Strong , Roger Penzabene & Cornelius Grant
11.
07/1967
14

68
US






27
R&B




12.
08/1967
2

125
US












[Tamla 54154]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
13.
10/1967
219

2
US






✫1
R&B


47
UK
[Soul 35039]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
I Wish It Would Rain
14.
01/1968
186

4
US






✫1
R&B


45
UK
[Gordy 7068]
written by Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong  & Roger Penzabene
15.
02/1968
75

15
US






5
R&B




[Soul 35042]
written by Roger Penzabene, Barrett Strong  & Norman Whitfield
16.
05/1968
95

13
US






✫1
R&B


47
UK
[Gordy 7072]
written by Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong  & Roger Penzabene
17.
06/1968
133

10
US






✫1
R&B




[R]
[Cadet 5612]
written by Wade Flemons, Bobby Miller & Barrett Strong 
18.
08/1968
52

26
US






4
R&B




[Gordy 7074]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
I Heard It Through the Grapevine
19.
08/1968
7

83
US












as King Curtis & The Kingpins
[Atco 6598]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
20.
08/1968
26

41
US






15
R&B




[Soul 35047]
written by Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong  & Roger Penzabene
21.
08/1968
3

113
US












[Soul 35046]
written by Barrett Strong  & Norman Whitfield
22.
11/1968
191

6
US






2
R&B


15
UK
[Gordy 7081]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
I Heard It Through the Grapevine
23.
11/1968
395

✫1
US






✫1
R&B


✫1
UK
[songwriter #1 hit]
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #80]
[Tamla 54176]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
24.
2









49
R&B




[instrumental]
[Calla 167]
written by Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong  & Janie Bradford
25.
02/1969
31

32
US
30
AC




33
R&B




[instrumental]
[Columbia 44740]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
26.
02/1969
161

6
US






✫1
R&B




[Gordy 7084]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
27.
04/1969
245

4
US






✫1
R&B


5
UK
[songwriter #5 hit]
[Tamla 54181]
written by Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong  & Janie Bradford
28.
05/1969
2

114
US












[instrumental]
[Soul 35059]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
29.
05/1969
67

20
US






2
R&B




[Gordy 7086]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
I Can't Get Next to You
30.
08/1969
276

✫1
US






✫1
R&B


13
UK
[songwriter #4 hit]
[Gordy 7093]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
31.
08/1969
151

7
US






2
R&B




[Tamla 54185]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
32.
10/1969
79

17
US






2
R&B




[Soul 35068]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
33.
12/1969
20

45
US






25
R&B




[Motown 1159]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
34.
2









46
R&B




as The Young Vandals
written by Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong  & Janie Bradford
35.
01/1970
24

41
US






18
R&B




US B side to Gonna Give Her All the Love I Got
[Tamla 54190]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
36.
01/1970
136

7
US






2
R&B


33
UK
[Gordy 7096]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
37.
02/1970
10

99
US






19
R&B




as Whatnauts & Whatnauts Band
[A & I 001]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
38.
03/1970
14

67
US






26
R&B




[Tamla 54190]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
39.
03/1970
55

25
US






3
R&B




[Soul 35071]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)
40.
05/1970
237

3
US






2
R&B


7
UK
[Gordy 7099]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
41.
06/1970
33

40
US






7
R&B




[Tamla 54195]
written by Roger Penzabene, Barrett Strong  & Norman Whitfield
War
42.
07/1970

 ②  War by Edwin Starr

from War and Peace   War and Peace
314

✫1
US






3
R&B


3
UK
[songwriter #2 hit]
[Gordy 7101]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
43.
10/1970
39

33
US






8
R&B




[Gordy 7102]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
44.
11/1970
24

60
US






11
R&B




[Hi 2182]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
45.
12/1970
64

26
US






5
R&B


33
UK
[Gordy 7104]
written by Barrett Strong  & Norman Whitfield
Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)
46.
02/1971
303

✫1
US
33
AC




✫1
R&B


8
UK
[songwriter #3 hit]
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #389]
[Gordy 7105]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
47.
04/1971
26

64
US






6
R&B




[Gordy 7107]
written by Barrett Strong  & Norman Whitfield
Smiling Faces Sometimes
48.
06/1971
184

3
US
34
AC




2
R&B




[Gordy 7108]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
49.
07/1971
19

51
US






29
R&B




[Gordy 7109]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)
50.
11/1971
85

18
US






8
R&B


32
UK
[Gordy 7111]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
51.
12/1971
16

72
US






24
R&B




[Gordy 7112]
written by Barrett Strong  & Norman Whitfield
52.
02/1972
13

71
US






35
R&B




[Gordy 7114]
written by Barrett Strong  & Norman Whitfield
53.
03/1972
78

30
US






10
R&B


13
UK
[Gordy 7115]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
54.
06/1972
4









27
R&B




US B side to "Mother Nature"
[Gordy 7119]
written by Barrett Strong  & Norman Whitfield
Papa Was a Rollin' Stone
55.
06/1972
16

63
US






24
R&B




[Gordy 7117]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
56.
08/1972
30













19
UK
Papa Was a Rollin' Stone
57.
10/1972
245

✫1
US






5
R&B


14
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #168]
[Gordy 7121]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
58.
1





67
country








[Enterprise 9070]
written by Barrett Strong , Norman Whitfield & Roger Penzabene
59.
1









78
R&B




[Epic 11011]
written by Barrett Strong 
60.
09/1973
4

110
US






95
R&B




[Rare Earth 5054]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
61.
06/1974
3









32
R&B




[Motown 1306]
written by Barrett Strong  & Norman Whitfield
62.
11/1974
6













53
UK
63.
2









41
R&B




[Capitol 4052]
written by Barrett Strong 
64.
01/1976
17

43
US












[Fantasy 759]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
65.
5







21
dance






66.
11/1981
36

79
US




25
dance
✫1
R&B




charted as I Heard It Through the Grapevine / So Ruff So Tuff in US dance charts
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
67.
2









47
R&B




[Constellation 69849]
written by Barrett Strong  & Norman Whitfield
68.
12/1982
16

55
US












69.
06/1983
124

70
US










✫1
UK
70.
1









79
R&B




[Capitol 5313]
written by Barrett Strong  & Norman Whitfield
Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)
71.
2



40
AC










[Atlantic 89711]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
72.
3







34
dance
66
R&B




featuring Carol Hall
[Quality 7058]
written by Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong  & Janie Bradford
73.
5







16
dance






(I Heard It) Through the Grapevine
74.
04/1986
3













83
UK
75.
04/1986
41













8
UK
[R: used in commercial for Levi's]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
76.
11/1986
140

8
US








4
rock
18
UK
as Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
[live]
[Columbia 06432]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
Papa Was a Rollin' Stone
77.
08/1987
15













31
UK
[R]
[rm]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
78.
01/1988
7

84
US












79.
03/1988
2













99
UK
80.
05/1990
42







10
dance
60
R&B


12
UK
81.
08/1991
7













47
UK
82.
11/1991
28

39
US












83.
05/1993
125













✫1
UK
84.
07/1993
26

69
US




5
dance
88
R&B




written by Adamski (as Adam Tinley), Seal (as Seal Henry Samuel), Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
85.
09/1993
4

106
US






62
R&B




[Paisley Park 18382]
written by George Clinton, Barrett Strong , Norman Whitfield, Kerry Gordy & William Bryant (as William Bryant III)
86.
3



27
AC










87.
08/1998
21

50
US






23
R&B




[Motown 860814]
written by Paco Michel, Queen Latifah (as Dana Owens), Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
88.
11/1998
6













59
UK
89.
05/2000
21













23
UK
featuring Edwin Starr
written by Barrett Strong  & Norman Whitfield (as Norman Jesse Whitfield)
90.
11/2000
23













24
UK
91.
5



20
AC










[album cut]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 
92.
09/2003
18













31
UK
93.
01/2004
1













164
UK
94.
02/2008
1









83
R&B




[Decca album cut]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong 

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