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Motown sound artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good motown sound bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top motown sound bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Motown sound groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all motown sound bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest motown sound bands of all time, since the most famous motown sound artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best motown sound music.

You can click on the motown sound band names to see more information about that particular notable motown sound group. If they're near the top of the best motown sound artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top motown sound bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the motown sound band names themselves.

Examples of artists on this list include Michael Jackson and Bruce Willis. Vote for your favorite artists by clicking the thumbs up button. If you don't like Marvin Gaye or Stevie Wonder, then give them a thumbs down.

All important, significant and iconic names in motown sound music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new motown sound bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of motown sound, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into motown sound music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good motown sound bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent motown sound bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best motown sound bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest motown sound musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular motown sound bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Motown Sound Bands/Artists
Stevie Wonder Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music

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Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Motown Sound Bands/Artists
Marvin Gaye Doo-wop, Motown Sound, Rock music

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Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Motown Sound Bands/Artists
Michael Jackson Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

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The Jackson 5 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Motown Sound Bands/Artists
The Jackson 5 Bubblegum pop, Motown Sound, Disco

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The Supremes & Four Tops is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Motown Sound Bands/Artists

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Martha and the Vandellas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Motown Sound Bands/Artists
Tangy Tiger added Martha and the Vandellas Doo-wop, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

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The Temptations is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Motown Sound Bands/Artists
Tangy Tiger added The Temptations Doo-wop, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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Smokey Robinson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Motown Sound Bands/Artists
Tangy Tiger added Smokey Robinson Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

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Four Tops is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Motown Sound Bands/Artists
Tangy Tiger added Four Tops Doo-wop, Pop music, Rock music

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Commodores is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Motown Sound Bands/Artists
Tangy Tiger added Commodores Disco, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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The Isley Brothers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Motown Sound Bands/Artists
horseplayer added The Isley Brothers Doo-wop, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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The Contours is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Motown Sound Bands/Artists
horseplayer added The Contours Rhythm and blues

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The Ronettes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Motown Sound Bands/Artists
horseplayer added The Ronettes Girl group, Pop music, Rock music

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The Supreme Florence

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Mary Wilson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Motown Sound Bands/Artists
horseplayer added Mary Wilson

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the chi lites is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Motown Sound Bands/Artists
horseplayer added the chi lites

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Brenda Holloway is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Motown Sound Bands/Artists
horseplayer added Brenda Holloway Soul music

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Dionne Warwick is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Motown Sound Bands/Artists
horseplayer added Dionne Warwick Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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Donna Summer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Motown Sound Bands/Artists
horseplayer added Donna Summer New Wave, Disco, Pop music

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Jackie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Motown Sound Bands/Artists
horseplayer added jackie wilson Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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Etta James is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Motown Sound Bands/Artists
horseplayer added Etta James Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

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The Pointer Sisters is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Motown Sound Bands/Artists
horseplayer added The Pointer Sisters Girl group, New Wave, Pop music

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smokey robison and the mircles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Motown Sound Bands/Artists
horseplayer added smokey robison and the mircles

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Chaka Khan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Motown Sound Bands/Artists
horseplayer added Chaka Khan Hip hop music, Adult contemporary music, Disco

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The Supremes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Motown Sound Bands/Artists
horseplayer added The Supremes Girl group, Doo-wop, Psychedelic soul

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En Vogue is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Motown Sound Bands/Artists
horseplayer added En Vogue Girl group, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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The Marvelettes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Motown Sound Bands/Artists
horseplayer added The Marvelettes Doo-wop, Pop music, Rock music

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Lou Christie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Motown Sound Bands/Artists
horseplayer added Lou Christie Pop music

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Tammi Terrell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Motown Sound Bands/Artists
horseplayer added Tammi Terrell Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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Mary Wells is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Motown Sound Bands/Artists
horseplayer added Mary Wells Disco, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

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Spice Girls is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Motown Sound Bands/Artists
horseplayer added Spice Girls Girl group, Rock music, Dance-pop

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Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Motown Sound Bands/Artists
horseplayer added Aretha Franklin Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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Thelma Houston is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Motown Sound Bands/Artists
Thelma Houston Urban contemporary, Motown Sound, Disco