The Temptations

Number 1's: The Temptations

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Released in early 2007 as part of Universal's extensive and cheaply packaged Number 1's: Temptations series (see also: volumes dedicated to James Brown and Marvin Gaye), this disc compiles 19 number one R&B singles from the Temptations. It's worth mentioning that some of the inclusions -- "The Way You Do the Things You Do," "You're My Everything," "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me," "Ball of Confusion" -- were number ones on the Cash Box chart, rather than the Billboard chart (the usual source), and 1998's "Stay" is a bit of a stretch since it topped Billboard's Urban Adult Contemporary chart. Nothing can argue against the set as a decent introduction to the group, even though several great singles -- such as "Cloud Nine" -- peaked below the top spots.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:40
2 2:56
3 2:39
4 2:33
5 2:22
6 2:28
7 2:57
8 2:46
9 3:07
10 3:32
11 4:47
12 2:53
13 4:03
14 3:48
15 6:58
16 4:21
17 2:40
18 3:37
19 4:02
20 4:46
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