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Motown Chartbusters Volume 3

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Although the series comprised mainly hit singles by various Motown artists, the albums also included other recordings that had not been hits in Britain and many significant single hits were excluded from the series. The clear differences between the two releases are the logos on the disc and cover: the original release has the Tamla Motown logo; the re-release has the Motown logo. In 1964, Motown's first number 1 in Britain was " Baby Love" by the Supremes, released on EMI's Stateside label. The first nine albums were Top 15 UK Albums Chart entries, whereas the later albums from 10 to 12 did not chart.

Another difference was the number of tracks per album, the UK version consisted of 16 to 18 tracks, whereas the US version only had 12 tracks.

Over the next few years, several more compilations were released, including six in the series 16 Original Big Hits. Where Did Our Love Go" by the Supremes, and " My Guy" by Mary Wells were amongst other big hits in the same year, also on Stateside. Minor hits were sometimes included in place of bigger hits, most notably for the Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson. Non-personalized content and ads are influenced by things like the content you’re currently viewing and your location (ad serving is based on general location).

You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. After its success in the UK, Motown went on to release variants of the compilation format in other counties such as the United States and Australia. By 1964, Motown had accumulated enough British hits for EMI to release a greatest hits album, A Collection of Tamla Motown Big Hits. Later albums in the series failed to include any of the top ten singles achieved by Stevie Wonder, or any of his releases.To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Mary Wells' hit 'My Guy' features on Volume 7, released in 1972, after it had been a substantive reissue hit, despite being first released in 1964 and similarly 'Baby Love' is included on Volume 9, as it had been re-issued in 1974, ten years after it first charted in the UK for The Supremes. There were also various releases on the same type of platform, such as Motown Chartbusters, 150 Hits of Gold and boxed sets. Because of Motown's policy of re-issuing tracks on single on a regular basis, there are some anomalies in the inclusion of tracks.

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