Artist Countdown: The Supremes Top 40 Hits 6pm ET

Supremes60sThe Supremes were an American female singing group and the premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s. Founded as the Primettes in Detroit, Michigan, in 1959, the Supremes were the most commercially successful of Motown’s acts and are, to date, America’s most successful vocal group with 12 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. Most of these hits were written and produced by Motown’s main songwriting and production team, Holland–Dozier–Holland. At their peak in the mid-1960s, the Supremes rivaled the Beatles in worldwide popularity, and their success made it possible for future African American R&B and soul musicians to find mainstream success.

Founding members Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson, Diana Ross, and Betty McGlown, all from the Brewster-Douglass public housing project in Detroit, formed the Primettes as the sister act to the Primes (with Paul Williams and Eddie Kendricks, who went on to form the Temptations). Barbara Martin replaced McGlown in 1960, and the group signed with Motown the following year as the Supremes. Martin left the act in early 1962, and Ross, Ballard, and Wilson carried on as a trio.

During the mid-1960s, the Supremes achieved mainstream success with Ross as lead singer. In 1967, Motown president Berry Gordy renamed the group Diana Ross & the Supremes, and replaced Ballard with Cindy Birdsong. Ross left to pursue a solo career in 1970 and was replaced by Jean Terrell, at which point the group’s name reverted to the Supremes. After 1972, the lineup changed more frequently; Lynda Laurence, Scherrie Payne, and Susaye Greene all became members of the group during the mid-1970s. The Supremes disbanded in 1977 after an 18-year run. – Wikipedia

1 Someday We’ll Be Together
2 Stoned Love
3 Up the Ladder to the Roof 
4 Nathan Jones
5 Floy Joy
6 Baby Love 
7 Where Did Our Love Go 
8 You Can’t Hurry Love 
9 I’m Gonna Make You Love Me  (w/ Temptations)
10 Stop! In the Name of Love
11 You Keep Me Hangin’ On
12 Reflections
13 Love Child 
14 The Happening 
15 Automatically Sunshine
16 Come See About Me 
17 I’m Livin’ in Shame
18 Back in My Arms Again
19 I Hear a Symphony 
20 River Deep – Mountain High 
21 In and Out of Love 
22 Everybody’s Got the Right to Love
23 No Matter What Sign You Are
24 Forever Came Today 
25 Love Is Here and Now You’re Gone
26 My World Is Empty Without You 
27 Nothing but Heartaches
28 Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart 
29 Some Things You Never Get Used To 
30 I’ll Try Something New  (w/ Temptations)
31 The Composer 
32 You Gotta Have Love in Your Heart (w/ Four Tops)
33 The Weight  (w/ Temptations)
34 Your Wonderful, Sweet Sweet Love 
35 Run, Run, Run 
36 High Energy
37 I’m Gonna Let My Heart Do The Walking
38 Why (Must We Fall In Love) (w/ Temptations)
39 Tossin’ and Turnin’
40 Happy (Is A Bumpy Road)

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