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Songs written by Norman Whitfield  

Top Songs / Chart Singles Discography

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Pride and Joy
1.
05/1963
136

10
US






2
R&B




2.
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
3.
09/1964
46

26
US






11
R&B




[Gordy 7035]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Eddie Holland Jr.
4.
10/1964
20

45
US






31
R&B




5.
11/1964
56

25
US






5
R&B




[Tamla 54105]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Eddie Holland Jr.
He Was Really Sayin' Something'
6.
01/1965
16

64
US






21
R&B




Ain't Too Proud to Beg
7.
05/1966
108

13
US






✫1
R&B


21
UK
[Gordy 7054]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Eddie Holland Jr.
Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
8.
08/1966
204

3
US






✫1
R&B


18
UK
[Gordy 7055]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Eddie Holland Jr.
9.
11/1966
166

8
US






✫1
R&B


19
UK
10.
03/1967
59

29
US






14
R&B


26
UK
[Soul 35032]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Barrett Strong
11.
04/1967
37

24
US












as Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels
[New Voice 822]
written by Norman Whitfield , Eddie Holland Jr. & Saxie Dowell
12.
07/1967
39

39
US






3
R&B




[Soul 35034]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Eddie Holland Jr.
13.
07/1967
14

68
US






27
R&B




14.
07/1967
180

6
US






3
R&B


26
UK
15.
08/1967
2

125
US












[Tamla 54154]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Barrett Strong
16.
09/1967
5

90
US












17.
10/1967
80

14
US






3
R&B




[Gordy 7065]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Eddie Holland Jr.
18.
10/1967
219

2
US






✫1
R&B


47
UK
[Soul 35039]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Barrett Strong
19.
11/1967
3

120
US












I Wish It Would Rain
20.
01/1968
186

4
US






✫1
R&B


45
UK
[Gordy 7068]
written by Norman Whitfield , Barrett Strong & Roger Penzabene
21.
02/1968
75

15
US






5
R&B




[Soul 35042]
written by Roger Penzabene, Barrett Strong & Norman Whitfield 
22.
05/1968
95

13
US






✫1
R&B


47
UK
[Gordy 7072]
written by Norman Whitfield , Barrett Strong & Roger Penzabene
23.
06/1968
29

40
US






9
R&B




[Soul 35045]
written by Norman Whitfield  & William "Mickey" Stevenson
24.
08/1968
52

26
US






4
R&B




[Gordy 7074]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Barrett Strong
I Heard It Through the Grapevine
25.
08/1968
7

83
US












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

41
US






15
R&B




[Soul 35047]
written by Norman Whitfield , Barrett Strong & Roger Penzabene
27.
08/1968
3

113
US












[Soul 35046]
written by Barrett Strong & Norman Whitfield 
28.
11/1968
191

6
US






2
R&B


15
UK
[Gordy 7081]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Barrett Strong
I Heard It Through the Grapevine
29.
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
30.
2









49
R&B




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

32
US
30
AC




33
R&B




[instrumental]
[Columbia 44740]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Barrett Strong
32.
02/1969
161

6
US






✫1
R&B




[Gordy 7084]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Barrett Strong
33.
04/1969
245

4
US






✫1
R&B


5
UK
[Tamla 54181]
written by Norman Whitfield , Barrett Strong & Janie Bradford
34.
05/1969
2

114
US












[instrumental]
[Soul 35059]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Barrett Strong
35.
05/1969
67

20
US






2
R&B




[Gordy 7086]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Barrett Strong
I Can't Get Next to You
36.
08/1969
276

✫1
US






✫1
R&B


13
UK
[songwriter #5 hit]
[Gordy 7093]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Barrett Strong
37.
08/1969
151

7
US






2
R&B




[Tamla 54185]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Barrett Strong
38.
10/1969
79

17
US






2
R&B




[Soul 35068]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Barrett Strong
39.
12/1969
20

45
US






25
R&B




[Motown 1159]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Barrett Strong
40.
2









46
R&B




as The Young Vandals
written by Norman Whitfield , Barrett Strong & Janie Bradford
41.
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
42.
01/1970
136

7
US






2
R&B


33
UK
[Gordy 7096]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Barrett Strong
43.
02/1970
10

99
US






19
R&B




as Whatnauts & Whatnauts Band
[A & I 001]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Barrett Strong
44.
03/1970
14

67
US






26
R&B




[Tamla 54190]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Barrett Strong
45.
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)
46.
05/1970
237

3
US






2
R&B


7
UK
[Gordy 7099]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Barrett Strong
47.
06/1970
33

40
US






7
R&B




[Tamla 54195]
written by Roger Penzabene, Barrett Strong & Norman Whitfield 
War
48.
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
49.
08/1970
111

7
US






20
R&B




[Rare Earth 5017]
written by Norman Whitfield , Eddie Holland Jr. & Cornelius Grant
50.
10/1970
39

33
US






8
R&B




[Gordy 7102]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Barrett Strong
51.
11/1970
8

93
US






43
R&B




as Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
[Gordy 7103]
written by Norman Whitfield 
52.
11/1970
24

60
US






11
R&B




[Hi 2182]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Barrett Strong
53.
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)
54.
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
55.
03/1971
2









43
R&B




[Gordy 7106]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Roger Penzabene
56.
04/1971
26

64
US






6
R&B




[Gordy 7107]
written by Barrett Strong & Norman Whitfield 
Smiling Faces Sometimes
57.
06/1971
184

3
US
34
AC




2
R&B




[Gordy 7108]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Barrett Strong
58.
07/1971
19

51
US






29
R&B




[Gordy 7109]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Barrett Strong
Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)
59.
11/1971
85

18
US






8
R&B


32
UK
[Gordy 7111]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Barrett Strong
60.
11/1971
45

24
US












as Rod Stewart with Faces
[Mercury 73244]
written by Norman Whitfield , Eddie Holland Jr. & Cornelius Grant
61.
12/1971
16

72
US






24
R&B




[Gordy 7112]
written by Barrett Strong & Norman Whitfield 
62.
02/1972
13

71
US






35
R&B




[Gordy 7114]
written by Barrett Strong & Norman Whitfield 
63.
03/1972
78

30
US






10
R&B


13
UK
[Gordy 7115]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Barrett Strong
64.
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
65.
06/1972
16

63
US






24
R&B




[Gordy 7117]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Barrett Strong
66.
08/1972
30













19
UK
Papa Was a Rollin' Stone
67.
10/1972
245

✫1
US






5
R&B


14
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #168]
[Gordy 7121]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Barrett Strong
68.
1





67
country








[Enterprise 9070]
written by Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield  & Roger Penzabene
69.
02/1973
133

7
US






✫1
R&B


53
UK
[Gordy 7126]
written by Norman Whitfield 
70.
03/1973
21

46
US






46
R&B




[Gordy 7124]
written by Norman Whitfield 
71.
04/1973

Ma by Rare Earth

from Ma   Ma
3

108
US












[Rare Earth 5053]
written by Norman Whitfield 
72.
06/1973
2









40
R&B




[Gordy 7130]
written by Norman Whitfield 
73.
06/1973
33

40
US






8
R&B




[Gordy 7129]
written by Norman Whitfield 
74.
08/1973
50

35
US






2
R&B




[Gordy 7131]
written by Norman Whitfield 
75.
09/1973
4

110
US






95
R&B




[Rare Earth 5054]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Barrett Strong
76.
09/1973
9













41
UK
written by Norman Whitfield 
77.
10/1973
9









40
R&B


54
UK
[Motown 1276]
written by Norman Whitfield 
78.
12/1973
59

27
US






✫1
R&B




instrumentation by Rose Royce
[Gordy 7133]
written by Norman Whitfield 
79.
03/1974
27

43
US






8
R&B




[Gordy 7135]
written by Norman Whitfield 
80.
06/1974
3









32
R&B




[Motown 1306]
written by Barrett Strong & Norman Whitfield 
81.
06/1974
19

74
US






8
R&B




[Gordy 7136]
written by Norman Whitfield 
82.
07/1974
2









39
R&B




[Gordy 7139]
written by Norman Whitfield 
83.
10/1974
1









60
R&B




[Motown 1323]
written by Norman Whitfield 
84.
11/1974
51

17
US












[Rolling Stones 19302]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Eddie Holland Jr.
85.
11/1974
6













53
UK
86.
11/1974
2

106
US












[Gordy 7140]
written by Norman Whitfield 
87.
04/1975
1









62
R&B




[Gordy 7143]
written by Norman Whitfield 
88.
07/1975
1









96
R&B




[Motown 1354]
written by Norman Whitfield 
89.
09/1975
1









77
R&B




[Gordy 7145]
written by Norman Whitfield 
90.
01/1976
72

85
US










5
UK
[Motown 1384]
written by Norman Whitfield  & William "Mickey" Stevenson
91.
01/1976
17

43
US












[Fantasy 759]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Barrett Strong
Car Wash
92.
10/1976
279

✫1
US




3
dance
✫1
R&B


9
UK
[songwriter #4 hit]
[MCA 40615]
written by Norman Whitfield 
93.
12/1976
9

103
US






14
R&B




[ABC/Blue Thumb 271]
written by Norman Whitfield 
94.
01/1977
9













44
UK
[MCA 40814]
written by Norman Whitfield 
95.
02/1977
23

48
US




40
dance
68
R&B




charted as You + Me = Love / Let's Go Down to the Disco in US Hot 100
[Whitfield 8306]
written by Norman Whitfield 
96.
02/1977
36

48
US




5
dance
37
R&B




charted as You + Me = Love / Let's Go Down to the Disco in US Hot 100
[Whitfield 8306]
written by Norman Whitfield 
97.
02/1977
152

10
US
9
AC




3
R&B


14
UK
[MCA 40662]
written by Norman Whitfield 
I'm Going Down
98.
06/1977
21

70
US






10
R&B




[MCA 40721 A]
written by Norman Whitfield 
99.
07/1977
2

109
US












[Whitfield 8362]
written by Norman Whitfield 
100.
09/1977
60

39
US




20
dance
4
R&B


30
UK
charted as Do Your Dance / It Makes You Feel Like Dancin' in US dance charts
[Whitfield 8440]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Dwight Turner
101.
11/1977
31

72
US






3
R&B




[Whitfield 8491]
written by Norman Whitfield 
102.
1









62
R&B




103.
01/1978
116

21
US




12
dance
✫1
R&B


19
UK
written by Norman Whitfield 
104.
05/1978
40







20
dance




16
UK
charted as Do Your Dance / It Makes You Feel Like Dancin' in US dance charts
written by Norman Whitfield 
105.
09/1978
27









4
R&B


39
UK
written by Norman Whitfield 
106.
1









65
R&B




[Whitfield 8789]
written by Norman Whitfield 
107.
1









55
R&B




written by Norman Whitfield 
108.
02/1979
20









5
R&B


51
UK
[Whitfield 8629]
written by Norman Whitfield 
109.
5







21
dance






110.
1









60
R&B




[Whitfield 49274]
written by Norman Whitfield 
111.
1









81
R&B




[Whitfield 49218]
written by Eddie Kendricks, Eddie Holland Jr. (as Eddie Holland) & Norman Whitfield 
Ooh Boy
112.
03/1980
8













46
UK
[R]
written by Norman Whitfield 
113.
1









56
R&B




[Warner 49681 (whitfield)]
written by Mark Kenoly, Norman Whitfield  & Walter Downing
114.
2







59
dance
70
R&B




[Warner 49731]
written by Norman Whitfield 
115.
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
116.
11/1981
16







8
dance




52
UK
[Whitfield 49830]
written by Norman Whitfield 
117.
2









47
R&B




[Constellation 69849]
written by Barrett Strong & Norman Whitfield 
He Was Really Sayin' Somethin'
118.
04/1982
78

108
US




16
dance




5
UK
119.
12/1982
2









51
R&B




[Elektra 69896]
written by Norman Whitfield 
120.
12/1982
16

55
US












121.
3









28
R&B




[Planet 13522 ]
written by Norman Whitfield 
122.
06/1983
124

70
US










✫1
UK
123.
10/1983
1









67
R&B




[Gordy 1707]
written by Angelo Bond & Norman Whitfield 
124.
1







48
dance






125.
1









79
R&B




[Capitol 5313]
written by Barrett Strong & Norman Whitfield 
Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)
126.
2



40
AC










[Atlantic 89711]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Barrett Strong
127.
3







34
dance
66
R&B




featuring Carol Hall
[Quality 7058]
written by Norman Whitfield , Barrett Strong & Janie Bradford
128.
04/1984
23

54
US
17
AC




13
R&B




[Gordy 1720]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Angelo Bond
129.
5







16
dance






(I Heard It) Through the Grapevine
130.
04/1986
3













83
UK
131.
04/1986
41













8
UK
[R: used in commercial for Levi's]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Barrett Strong
132.
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
133.
12/1986
7

87
US












134.
03/1987
2













99
UK
written by Norman Whitfield 
Papa Was a Rollin' Stone
135.
08/1987
15













31
UK
[R]
[rm]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Barrett Strong
136.
01/1988
7

84
US












137.
03/1988
2













99
UK
138.
06/1988
23













20
UK
139.
02/1989
13







35
dance
14
R&B


63
UK
140.
04/1989
15













31
UK
written by Eddie Holland Jr. (as Edward Holland) & Norman Whitfield 
141.
05/1989
7













46
UK
written by Norman Whitfield 
Ain't Too Proud to Beg
142.
08/1989
10

89
US
16
AC










produced by Stock, Aitken & Waterman
[RCA 9030]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Eddie Holland Jr.
143.
05/1990
42







10
dance
60
R&B


12
UK
144.
10/1991
26







✫1
dance




48
UK
145.
05/1993
125













✫1
UK
146.
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
147.
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)
148.
3



27
AC










I'm Goin' Down
149.
04/1995
96

22
US






13
R&B


12
UK
[Uptown/MCA 55008]
written by Norman Whitfield 
150.
05/1996
8

102
US




19
dance






US B side to Sleeping with an Angel
[Arista 12964]
written by Norman Whitfield 
151.
05/1998
10

86
US






32
R&B




[Roc-a-Fella 568476]
written by Norman Whitfield 
152.
08/1998
21

50
US






23
R&B




[Motown 860814]
written by Paco Michel, Queen Latifah (as Dana Owens), Norman Whitfield  & Barrett Strong
153.
10/1998
26













18
UK
featuring Gwen Dickey
written by Norman Whitfield 
154.
11/1998
6













59
UK
Luv Me, Luv Me
155.
12/1998
21

76
US






44
R&B




featuring Janet Jackson
[R&B chart position is for R&B airplay charts]
[Flyte Tyme album cut]
written by Shaggy (as Orville Burrell), Roy C (as Roy Hammond), Alex Richbourg (as Alexander Richbourg), Norman Whitfield  & Terry Lewis
156.
05/2000
21













23
UK
featuring Edwin Starr
written by Barrett Strong & Norman Whitfield (as Norman Jesse Whitfield) 
157.
06/2000
31













17
UK
158.
11/2000
23













24
UK
Luv Me, Luv Me
159.
09/2001
65













5
UK
featuring Samantha Cole
written by Shaggy (as Orville Burrell), Roy C (as Roy Hammond), Alex Richbourg (as Alexander Richbourg), Norman Whitfield  & Terry Lewis
Oh Boy
160.
03/2002
224

4
US






✫1
R&B


13
UK
featuring Juelz Santana
[Roc-a-Fella 582864]
written by Cam'ron (as Cameron Giles), Juelz Santana (as LaRon James), Just Blaze (as Justin Smith) & Norman Whitfield 
161.
5



20
AC










[album cut]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Barrett Strong
Oh Boy
162.
01/2003
1













140
UK
featuring Juelz Santana
[R]
written by Cam'ron (as Cameron Giles), Juelz Santana (as LaRon James), Just Blaze (as Justin Smith) & Norman Whitfield 
Boy (I Need You)
163.
02/2003
36









68
R&B


17
UK
featuring Cam'ron
[Monarc 063794]
written by Mariah Carey, Just Blaze (as Justin Smith) & Norman Whitfield 
164.
09/2003
18













31
UK
165.
01/2004
1













164
UK
166.
05/2004
3













91
UK
featuring Juelz Santana
[R]
written by Cam'ron (as Cameron Giles), Juelz Santana (as LaRon James), Just Blaze (as Justin Smith) & Norman Whitfield 
167.
07/2004
1













183
UK
[R]
written by Norman Whitfield 
Car Wash
168.
09/2004
85

63
US










4
UK
featuring Missy Elliott
[DreamWorks album cut]
written by Norman Whitfield 
169.
02/2008
1









83
R&B




[Decca album cut]
written by Norman Whitfield  & Barrett Strong
170.
1









71
R&B




featuring The Notorious B.I.G.
[Bad Boy album cut]
written by D-Dot (as Deric Angelettie), Carlos Broady, Jay-Z, Diddy (as Sean Combs), James Fauntleroy II, Ron Lawrence, DMC (as Darryl McDaniels), Nashiem Myrick, The Notorious B.I.G. (as Christopher Wallace), Norman Whitfield  & Mario Winans

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