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Readers’ Poll: The 10 Greatest Motown Songs

Your picks include ‘Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,’ ‘Dancing in the Streets’ and ‘Tracks of My Tears’

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When Berry Gordy founded Motown Records in 1959, few people could have predicted how it would soon transform the entire music industry. Gordy had a remarkable ear for talent and within months, he joined forces with many of the greatest songwriters, musicians and singers in the country.

Before the first year was over, Motown scored their first major hit with Barrett Strong’s “Money (That’s What I Want).” Over the next several decades, the tiny label dominated the airwaves and album charts, launching the careers of everyone from Diana Ross to Michael Jackson to Boyz II Men. We asked our readers to select their single favorite Motown song. Click through to see the results.

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