The Temptations take Motown Label to number one

Words By: Roland Ellis | March 7th, 1965

The Temptations take Motown Label to number one

We're not too concerned with chart success here at Gaslight Records because, as we all know, it often stands less for quality as it does for novelty; and again.

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But occasionally the charts get it right, and this Temptations track is a fine example of that:

"My Girl" - a veritable summer-love anthem with a heart of gold - hit number one on the Billboard singles charts 50 years ago to the day, marking a breakthrough for male vocal group The Temptations. Not only that, the song solidified the Motown label's reputation as a hit factory. A reputation the imprint would live up to over the next 15 or so years - see the catalogues of Marvin Gaye, the Jackson Five, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight & the Pips, for a plethora of examples.

Gaslight Records is a way of reviving and reliving the music of 50 Years Ago. Unlike any other music site, everything you'll hear or read about on Gaslight Records will be sourced from music that is at least 50 years old.

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