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PLAYLIST: Best Covers of Motown Classics

The music that came out of Motown Records in the 1960s are among the biggest hits in music history, so it’s no wonder that a diverse set of artists have covered them in the years since.

In honor of Black History Month, we’ve gathered some of our favorite Motown covers, from the early pop days of The Beatles to raucous sound of Van Halen, for your listening pleasure.

Motown Covers Playlist – Tracklist

The Beatles - “You Really Got A Hold on Me” (originally by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles)
Phil Collins - “You Can’t Hurry Love” (originally by The Supremes)
Linda Ronstadt - “Heat Wave” (originally by Martha & The Vandellas)
Kim Wilde - “You Keep Me Hanging On” (originally by The Supremes)
Marvin Gaye - “Heard It Through The Grapevine” (originally by Gladys Knight & The Pips)
James Taylor - “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)” (originally by Marvin Gaye)
Rod Stewart - “(I Know) I’m Losing You” (originally by The Temptations)
Van Halen - “Dancing In The Street” (originally by Martha & the Vandellas)

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Erica Banas grew up on her parents’ Motown 45s.  Her spirit animal is Diana Ross.