220px-Four_Tops_(album)#8 – Four Tops – “Baby I Need Your Loving” – (1965)

This 1964 single from the Four Tops is among their greatest achievements. It’s Motown gold straight from Hitsville U.S.A. It was the group’s first Motown single and, penned by Holland-Dozier-Holland, it reached #11 on the Hot 100. Johnny Rivers covered it in 1967 and took it to #3.

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secondalbum#8 – The Four Tops – “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)” – (1965)

Who doesn’t love this song? Another Motown classic from Holland-Dozier-Holland, this was a #1 hit for The Four Tops. 1965 was a great year for Motown – they had really hit their stride and were releasing great record after great record. The Four Tops stand as one of the best male vocal groups of all time with hits like this.

220px-fourtops-reachout-album#7 – The Four Tops – “Reach Out (I’ll Be There)” – (1967)

Here is probably the best song by one of the best Motown acts of the 60s. Written by Holland-Dozier-Holland, this #1 hit remains one of the best-known soul songs of all time. The lead vocals are spot on – as are the backing vocals and great rhythm. Motown really had a way to make it all come together seamlessly.