Best Motown Girl Groups

Motown is an American record label founded by Berry Gordy on January 12, 1959, initially under the name Tamla Records. It was soon incorporated into Motown Record Corporation on April 14, 1960, with several subsidiary labels such as Tamla Records, Motown Records, Gordy Records, and Tamla Motown Records as an international label. Motown is most widely known for its signature Motown Sound, a fusion of some pop and mostly soul music. They played a significant role in breaking down the barriers of African-American music and careers into mainstream success. They were one of the most successful music labels of the sixties, achieving about seventy-nine hits on the top ten of the Billboard charts and fifteen number-one hits on the Billboard charts between 1960 and 1969.

Here is a list of the best Motown girl groups of all time. Don't forget to vote for your favorite group on this list. Also, comment about them and explain how great they were. Do you have multiple favorite Motown girl groups of all time? Remix them!
The Top Ten
1 The Supremes The Supremes were an American female singing group and the premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s.

The Supremes are one of the most successful girl groups of all time and one of Motown's most successful music artists. They also had the best vocals for a girl group band. They have released twelve number-one hits on the Billboard Rhythm and Blues chart, but their major success didn't start until their sophomore album "Where Did Our Love Go?" was released, coming up with three major hits in a single album. "Baby Love" and "Where Did Our Love Go" are the highlights of that album, as it has some great handclaps and chimes arrangement, and gentle and lovely vocals by Diana Ross. The background vocals of that album give it a nice touch.

The Supremes have improved even more under their "More Hits by The Supremes" album as the vocals and sounds of their music improved. "Stop! In the Name of Love" is the obvious highlight of that album, as I think Diana's vocal performance are some of the best of her career, and Florence's and Mary's vocals sound great. "You Keep Me Hangin' On" may as well be my favorite song from The Supremes, and everything from the production, vocals, and lyrics, which I think are some of the very best songs the Holland team has ever written, is a masterpiece. "You Can't Hurry Love" is another song worth a listen.

2 Martha and The Vandellas

Martha and The Vandellas is one of the signature girl groups of Motown, along with The Supremes. Their first successful single, "Come and Get These Memories," reached number twenty-nine on the Billboard charts. This is one of the most underappreciated Motown songs, and it's one of the earlier highlights of the Holland songwriting team. "Heat Wave" was a massive hit, reaching number two on the Billboard charts, and is defined as one of the earlier and more significant songs for Motown's dominance, signature sound, and success.

"Dancing in the Street" will make you want to dance, as it has one of the most infectious grooves you'll ever hear! That song has banger horns in the opening. It reached second on the Billboard Charts. My favorite song from their discography is "Nowhere to Run," as the vocals, trumpets, and lyrics are phenomenal to listen to, one of my favorite songs. "Jimmy Mack" is a highlight worth mentioning.

3 The Pointer Sisters
4 The Marvelettes

The Marvelettes were the first commercially successful girl group of Motown. Their hit single, "Please Mr. Postman," reached number one on the Billboard charts, making it the first number-one hit for Motown. Their single hit is one of the most definitive songs of the sixties, as it's also one of Motown's highlighted songs. The vocals on that song are fabulous, and it's unique, wonderful, and a pleasure to listen to. This is an underrated girl group filled with underrated songs throughout their career.

5 The Velvelettes

This group is one of the most underrated music artists of Motown. They're not often talked about in the Motown community, and they're even more underrated than The Marvelettes. They were almost as good as The Supremes and Martha and The Vandellas, except they weren't as big. Both of those groups were competing, and I'll say The Velvelettes are comparable to Martha and The Vandellas.

They had talented vocalists, but they never received the reputation they deserved. Their highest-charting hit is "Needle in a Haystack," which reached number forty-five on the Billboard charts. That is a fun and joyous song to listen to. My favorite song from their catalog is "He Was Really Sayin' Somethin'," which only reached number sixty-four on the Billboard charts. It's a shame that a song with great lyrics, rhythms, and vocals doesn't get the recognition it deserves. I'll rank that song as one of my favorite Motown songs.

6 Mary Jane Girls
7 The Lewis Sisters
8 The Andantes
9 The Lollipops
10 Three Ounces of Love
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