The Best Temptations Songs

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1My Girl

Definitely their best song. Papa Was A Rolling Stone was just too long, while this song is a definate Motown HIT! This is the defination of SOUL! "I'm talkin' 'bout my girl... "


This is the best song ever. I listen to it every day and its the best out of all their songs. I've watched the movie about 500 times and the weird thing is, I'm only 12 years old! I'm in love with the Temptation especially Melvin! Mm good!

I sing this to my wife

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2Papa Was a Rolling Stone

Just saw them perform Saturday. Wish they had played this entire song. It's a favorite!

Papa Was a Rolling Stone, was the first song of it's kind. It was called 'Psychedelic soul' and it was dark and lingering. The Temptations had never done anything like it before and a lot of rock band loved it. Rolling Stone actually performed it during there 1974 tour but it didn't have the same magic. This song, by far, was their greatest song.

Eleven minutes of pure funk. The bass line is heavenly.

I think this was the best it had heart in it

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3Ain't Too Proud to Beg

This is my favorite - No one like David Ruffin!

This song had great rhythm and style to it. YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY LISTEN TO IT.

This and Imagination are the two best songs ever! Not just for the voices, but the production, writing...

My girl is awesome

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4Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)

The way Eddie sings this is extremely wonderful, The notes he hits are incredible and the emotion behind it makes a timeless classic. This song was produced before I was born and it like the temptations will stand the test of time.

Eddie Kendricks smooth falsetto is just heavenly in this song!

Best love song ever written in my opinion, and it brilliantly compliments the Temps voice!

My Favorite Song Of All Time. Hands Down!

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5Since I Lost My Baby

Switch out I know I'm loosing you for I can't get next to you

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6The Way You Do the Things You DoV1 Comment
7Cloud NineV2 Comments
8You're My Everything

This should be #1. The power, enunciation, and emotion is incredible. Also the weaving in and out of Eddie and David's voices takes me to infinite and beyond! Oops, did I get too excited? Sorry, I love this song!

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9I Wish It Would Rain

Great song... I have always loved it.

Painful, plaintive and perfect

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10(I Know) I'm Losing YouV1 Comment

The Newcomers

?Psychedelic Shack

I was only 10 when I first heard this song so I missed a lot of references, but as I grew the song grew with me revealing itself just as casually as my own understanding of the world about me did. I loved the fun style, the freedom it represented, and of course I loved that booming base! One of my many favorite Temptations songs!

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The Contenders

11I Want a Love I Can See
12Get ReadyV1 Comment
13Treat Her Like a Lady

I'm old school, grew up with the original Temps. This song, gets me rocking with my cane!

I enjoy this song and would like to use it as my ringtone.

I've always Loved this kind of Music.Raised Very Well by listening to this type of Music. THEY can't B BEAT! MS Carter

14Ball of Confusion (That's What the World is Today)

This song is an excellent synopsis of the social climate when it was released and somewhat to this day. Should be in the top five if not the top three.

This song is an accurate synopsis of what is happening in the world today. It is timeless

15Lady Soul

This is so hidden from all their other classics its not funny, I wish this song was well known too many and any who listen to The Temptations.

This is one of the best songs ever.

I have been looking for this song or album for the longest time. The one with my lady soul on it. I really do want it is abeautful song.

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16This Is My Promise

Love this song! Great wedding song!

17I Can't Get Next to You

I love the changes in tempo of this song.

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18Silent Night

Great. Christmas. Song And to me it's sung by the very best vocal artist ever.

This is the best Christmas song even still to this day! 05-08-16


A pure blend of vocals and a funky orchestra. The tention, the excitement, purely a masterpiece.

20Some Enchanted Evening

Ollie (the best ever Temp) and my man Theo sets this song on fire... Great rendition

This whole album (For Lovers Only) is phenomenal. It would make a great gift! The arrangement and performance of the Classics is pure genius! Ollie Wootson has outdone himself! Do yourself a favor and check it out. You and your significant other will have quite a night!

This song needs to be bumped up, waaay up! Please check out the whole CD, "For Lovers Only". You will be hooked. David and Ollie are definitely two of the best of all time. As much as I love David's voice, I have to concede to Ollie. Miss them so much.

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List StatsUpdated 21 Oct 2016

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Top Remixes

1. I Want a Love I Can See
2. My Girl
3. I Wish It Would Rain
1. My Girl
2. Ain't Too Proud to Beg
3. Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)
1. Papa Was a Rolling Stone
2. Ain't Too Proud to Beg
3. My Girl



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