Top Ten Songs of Smokey Robinson

Feb 19, 2014

By Valerie Massie

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Counting down the top ten hits, written or recorded, by Smokey Robinson. He turns 74 today, born in 1940.

10. You Really Got A Hold On Me – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles (peaked #8) – also by Beatles

9. Tracks Of My Tears – Johnny Rivers – also a hit for Miracles

8. Get Ready – Temptations – also a hit for Rare Earth

7. Ooh Baby Baby – Linda Ronstadt (peaked #7) – also a hit for Miracles

6. I Second That Emotion – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles (peaked #4 in 1967)

5. Being With You – Smokey Robinson (#2 in 1981) – comeback million-seller

4. Shop Around – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles (#2 in 1960) – their first hit (also for Captain & Tennille)

3. My Girl – Temptations (#1 for 1 week in 1964) – answer song to Mary’s below

2. My Guy – Mary Wells (#1 for 2 weeks in 1964)

1. Tears Of A Clown – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles (#1 for 2 weeks in 1970)

Smokey classics we missed: Way You do the Things You Do, One Who Really Loves You, Two Lovers, Don’t Mess With Bill, You Beat Me to the Punch, Mickey’s Monkey, Ain’t That Peculiar, Going to a Go-Go


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