The Temptations

The Temptations may refer to at least two groups1. The Temptations are an American Motown singing group whose repertoire has included doo-wop, soul, psychedelia, funk, disco, rnb, and adult contemporary. Formed in Detroit, Michigan in 1960 as The Elgins. The group, known for its finely tuned choreography, distinct harmonies, and stylish suits, has been said to be as influential to soul as The Beatles are to rock. Having sold an estimated 22 million albums by 1982 Read more on Last.fm Read more

one of the most successful groups in black music history and were the definitive male vocal group of the 1960s. In addition, they have the second-longest tenure on Motown (behind Stevie Wonder), as they were with the label for a total of 40 years: 16 years from 1961 to 1977, and 24 more from 1980 to 2004 (from 1977 to 1980, they were signed to Atlantic Records). As of 2005, The Temptations continue to perform for Universal Records with only one original member, founder Otis Williams, in its lineup.Like its sister group The Supremes, The Temptations' lineup has changed frequently over the years. The original group included members of two local Detroit vocal groups: second tenor/baritone Otis Williams, first tenor Elbridge Bryant and bass Melvin Franklin from The Distants; and first tenor/falsetto Eddie Kendricks and second tenor/baritone Paul Williams (no relation to Otis) from The Primes. Among the most notable future Temptations were lead singers David Ruffin and Dennis Edwards (both of whom became successful Motown solo artists after leaving the group, as did Kendricks), Richard Street (another former Distant), Damon Harris, Ron Tyson, Ali-Ollie Woodson, Theo Peoples, and G.C. Cameron.Over the course of their career, The Temptations have released four number-one pop hit singles and 14 number-one R&B hit singles, and their material has earned them three Grammy Awards. Most of the early Temptations hits, including "The Way You Do the Things You Do", "My Girl", and "Get Ready" were written and produced by Smokey Robinson and other members of The Miracles, while composer/producer Norman Whitfield and lyricists Eddie Holland and Barrett Strong crafted most of the group's later hits, including "Ain't Too Proud to Beg", "I Wish It Would Rain", "Cloud Nine", "I Can't Get Next to You", "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)", and "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone".2. There was also a 50s doo-wop group from New York named the Temptations. They are best remembered for their 1960 top 40 hit "Barbara. After this hit, lead singer Neil Stevens went solo. Read more on Last.fm. Read more

50th Anniversary - The Singles Collection (1961-1971) / 2013 / 78 songs / 3:48:24

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Play song 3 2:44 2013
Play song 4 2:47 2013
Play song 5 2:55 2013
Play song 6 2:42 2013
Play song 7 3:02 2013
Play song 8 2:49 2013
Play song 9 2:48 2013
Play song 10 2:40 2013
Play song 11 2:32 2013
Play song 12 2:20 2013
Play song 13 2:26 2013
Play song 14 2:09 2013
Play song 15 2:39 2013
Play song 16 2:48 2013
Play song 17 2:47 2013
Play song 18 2:53 2013
Play song 19 2:14 2013
Play song 20 2:38 2013
Play song 21 2:56 2013
Play song 22 2:46 2013
Play song 23 2:58 2013
Play song 24 2:55 2013
Play song 25 2:52 2013
Play song 26 2:39 2013
Play song 27 2:58 2013
Play song 28 2:53 2013
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Play song 1 2:38 2013
Play song 2 2:38 2013
Play song 3 2:33 2013
Play song 4 2:28 2013
Play song 5 2:21 2013
Play song 6 2:50 2013
Play song 7 2:27 2013
Play song 8 2:40 2013
Play song 9 3:17 2013
Play song 10 2:29 2013
Play song 11 3:12 2013
Play song 12 3:01 2013
Play song 13 2:37 2013
Play song 14 2:51 2013
Play song 15 2:52 2013
Play song 16 2:48 2013
Play song 17 3:38 2013
Play song 18 2:46 2013
Play song 19 2:22 2013
Play song 20 1:45 2013
Play song 21 3:36 2013
Play song 22 3:10 2013
Play song 23 3:07 2013
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Play song 26 2:23 2013
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Play song 1 4:47 2013
Play song 2 2:30 2013
Play song 3 2:26 2013
Play song 4 1:43 2013
Play song 5 4:40 2013
Play song 6 2:41 2013
Play song 7 2:55 2013
Play song 8 2:52 2013
Play song 9 3:03 2013
Play song 10 2:38 2013
Play song 11 3:51 2013
Play song 12 3:20 2013
Play song 13 4:03 2013
Play song 14 2:37 2013
Play song 15 4:13 2013
Play song 16 3:39 2013
Play song 17 3:55 2013
Play song 18 2:49 2013
Play song 19 3:25 2013
Play song 20 2:58 2013
Play song 21 2:19 2013
Play song 22 2:47 2013
Play song 23 2:37 2013
Play song 24 6:41 2013
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Icon 2 / 2012 / 21 songs / 1:19:49

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Play song 1 2:41 2012
Play song 2 2:44 2012
Play song 3 2:39 2012
Play song 4 2:32 2012
Play song 5 2:29 2012
Play song 6 2:47 2012
Play song 7 3:29 2012
Play song 8 2:52 2012
Play song 9 4:05 2012
Play song 10 3:48 2012
Play song 11 6:58 2012
Play song 12 4:15 2012
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Play song 1 3:07 2012
Play song 2 4:47 2012
Play song 3 3:53 2012
Play song 4 3:48 2012
Play song 5 6:58 2012
Play song 6 3:29 2012
Play song 7 4:03 2012
Play song 8 4:47 2012
Play song 9 3:38 2012
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Still Here / 2010 / 13 songs / 56:44

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Play song 1 0:30 2010
Play song 2 3:21 2010
Play song 3 4:19 2010
Play song 4 3:54 2010
Play song 5 5:04 2010
Play song 6 5:49 2010
Play song 7 4:14 2010
Play song 8 5:12 2010
Play song 9 4:15 2010
Play song 10 4:26 2010
Play song 11 5:30 2010
Play song 12 6:05 2010
Play song 13 4:05 2010
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Classic Soul Hits / 2008 / 18 songs / 1:14:35

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Play song 1 5:23 2008
Play song 2 3:39 2008
Play song 3 2:34 2008
Play song 4 3:05 2008
Play song 5 2:43 2008
Play song 6 4:57 2008
Play song 7 4:12 2008
Play song 8 4:28 2008
Play song 9 4:05 2008
Play song 10 7:00 2008
Play song 11 4:56 2008
Play song 12 5:01 2008
Play song 13 3:17 2008
Play song 14 3:51 2008
Play song 15 4:32 2008
Play song 16 2:36 2008
Play song 17 3:33 2008
Play song 18 4:43 2008
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Playlist Plus / 2008 / 40 songs / 2:21:54

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Play song 1 2:41 2008
Play song 2 2:56 2008
Play song 3 2:52 2008
Play song 4 2:19 2008
Play song 5 2:44 2008
Play song 6 2:58 2008
Play song 7 2:51 2008
Play song 8 3:03 2008
Play song 9 2:51 2008
Play song 10 2:39 2008
Play song 11 2:33 2008
Play song 12 2:24 2008
Play song 13 2:29 2008
Play song 14 3:05 2008
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Play song 1 2:58 2008
Play song 2 2:38 2008
Play song 3 2:47 2008
Play song 4 3:33 2008
Play song 5 3:30 2008
Play song 6 3:08 2008
Play song 7 4:47 2008
Play song 8 4:46 2008
Play song 9 2:53 2008
Play song 10 3:53 2008
Play song 11 4:05 2008
Play song 12 3:48 2008
Play song 13 2:54 2008
Play song 14 3:10 2008
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Play song 1 6:57 2008
Play song 2 4:21 2008
Play song 3 3:27 2008
Play song 4 2:38 2008
Play song 5 3:53 2008
Play song 6 4:02 2008
Play song 7 4:08 2008
Play song 8 4:21 2008
Play song 9 4:14 2008
Play song 10 4:32 2008
Play song 11 4:46 2008
Play song 12 7:20 2008
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The Definitive Collection / 2008 / 18 songs / 1:02:05

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Play song 1 2:41 2008
Play song 2 2:44 2008
Play song 3 2:59 2008
Play song 4 2:51 2008
Play song 5 2:50 2008
Play song 6 2:39 2008
Play song 7 2:33 2008
Play song 8 2:29 2008
Play song 9 2:57 2008
Play song 10 2:48 2008
Play song 11 3:30 2008
Play song 12 2:52 2008
Play song 13 4:06 2008
Play song 14 3:48 2008
Play song 15 6:59 2008
Play song 16 4:04 2008
Play song 17 4:17 2008
Play song 18 4:48 2008
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Back to Front / 2007 / 11 songs / 49:05

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Play song 1 4:26 2007
Play song 2 3:03 2007
Play song 3 5:46 2007
Play song 4 4:43 2007
Play song 5 3:18 2007
Play song 6 4:37 2007
Play song 7 4:41 2007
Play song 8 4:56 2007
Play song 9 4:29 2007
Play song 10 4:25 2007
Play song 11 4:41 2007
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Number 1's / 2007 / 20 songs / 1:10:07

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Play song 1 2:41 2007
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Play song 3 2:39 2007
Play song 4 2:33 2007
Play song 5 2:23 2007
Play song 6 2:29 2007
Play song 7 2:57 2007
Play song 8 2:47 2007
Play song 9 3:08 2007
Play song 10 3:32 2007
Play song 11 4:48 2007
Play song 12 2:53 2007
Play song 13 4:04 2007
Play song 14 3:48 2007
Play song 15 6:59 2007
Play song 16 4:22 2007
Play song 17 2:40 2007
Play song 18 3:38 2007
Play song 19 4:03 2007
Play song 20 4:46 2007
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The Hits: Double Soul Collection, Volume 2 / 2006 / 15 songs / 1:10:54

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Play song 3 2:55 2006
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Play song 5 7:11 2006
Play song 6 2:45 2006
Play song 7 2:53 2006
Play song 8 3:10 2006
Play song 9 4:05 2006
Play song 10 3:45 2006
Play song 11 9:27 2006
Play song 12 8:27 2006
Play song 13 5:48 2006
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Play song 15 5:25 2006
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Reflections / 2006 / 15 songs / 1:02:54

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Play song 1 5:20 2006
Play song 2 4:07 2006
Play song 3 3:38 2006
Play song 4 3:16 2006
Play song 5 4:55 2006
Play song 6 4:08 2006
Play song 7 2:48 2006
Play song 8 3:33 2006
Play song 9 4:11 2006
Play song 10 3:45 2006
Play song 11 4:03 2006
Play song 12 4:53 2006
Play song 13 4:59 2006
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Play song 15 4:34 2006
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Gold / 2005 / 36 songs / 2:12:39

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Play song 1 3:54 2005
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Play song 3 2:41 2005
Play song 4 2:44 2005
Play song 5 2:59 2005
Play song 6 2:51 2005
Play song 7 2:50 2005
Play song 8 2:39 2005
Play song 9 2:33 2005
Play song 10 2:24 2005
Play song 11 2:29 2005
Play song 12 3:08 2005
Play song 13 2:57 2005
Play song 14 2:48 2005
Play song 15 3:33 2005
Play song 16 3:30 2005
Play song 17 3:09 2005
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Play song 19 2:52 2005
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Play song 1 3:53 2005
Play song 2 4:06 2005
Play song 3 3:48 2005
Play song 4 2:54 2005
Play song 5 6:59 2005
Play song 6 4:23 2005
Play song 7 3:29 2005
Play song 8 2:41 2005
Play song 9 4:04 2005
Play song 10 4:09 2005
Play song 11 4:23 2005
Play song 12 4:17 2005
Play song 13 6:29 2005
Play song 14 5:27 2005
Play song 15 4:49 2005
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Play song 17 4:43 2005
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Get Ready / 2005 / 16 songs / 55:08

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Play song 1 3:23 2005
Play song 2 4:06 2005
Play song 3 3:45 2005
Play song 4 2:45 2005
Play song 5 2:46 2005
Play song 6 3:48 2005
Play song 7 4:56 2005
Play song 8 3:34 2005
Play song 9 2:54 2005
Play song 10 3:11 2005
Play song 11 2:54 2005
Play song 12 4:28 2005
Play song 13 3:41 2005
Play song 14 2:51 2005
Play song 15 2:59 2005
Play song 16 2:59 2005
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Love Songs / 2004 / 14 songs / 46:02

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Play song 1 2:59 2004
Play song 2 2:59 2004
Play song 3 2:57 2004
Play song 4 2:51 2004
Play song 5 3:02 2004
Play song 6 3:00 2004
Play song 7 2:53 2004
Play song 8 3:00 2004
Play song 9 3:48 2004
Play song 10 2:30 2004
Play song 11 3:29 2004
Play song 12 3:54 2004
Play song 13 4:03 2004
Play song 14 4:37 2004
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Greatest Hits / 2004 / 17 songs / 1:02:21

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Play song 1 2:58 2004
Play song 2 7:14 2004
Play song 3 2:53 2004
Play song 4 3:02 2004
Play song 5 3:50 2004
Play song 6 2:49 2004
Play song 7 2:46 2004
Play song 8 3:47 2004
Play song 9 4:08 2004
Play song 10 4:59 2004
Play song 11 2:59 2004
Play song 12 3:37 2004
Play song 13 2:57 2004
Play song 14 3:13 2004
Play song 15 2:57 2004
Play song 16 4:30 2004
Play song 17 3:42 2004
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Legacy / 2004 / 12 songs / 1:00:41

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Play song 1 4:34 2004
Play song 2 3:59 2004
Play song 3 4:29 2004
Play song 4 4:45 2004
Play song 5 3:43 2004
Play song 6 4:48 2004
Play song 7 6:35 2004
Play song 8 4:46 2004
Play song 9 4:45 2004
Play song 10 5:17 2004
Play song 11 5:53 2004
Play song 12 7:00 2004
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