To celebrate the August bank holiday, we teamed up with the Bauer City 2 network to broadcast an exclusive chart of the Most Played Motown Songs of the 21st Century.

Aggregated using PPL’s UK airplay data, the chart collates those Motown tunes which have been played in public spaces across the nation in pubs, restaurants, shops, offices, many other business types, and broadcast on TV, radio and online, since the year 2000.

While timeless classics from The Temptations (Papa Was A Rollin' Stone), Mary Wells (My Guy), Marvin Gaye (I Heard It Through The Grapevine), and The Supremes (Baby Love) all feature, Stevie Wonder dominates the chart with a staggering 17 song entries in the top 100 list, proving to be the most popular Motown act to be played in the UK today.

As well as those performers commonly associated with the famous 60s Motown era, the PPL chart also includes 70s disco and funk tracks, 80s pop hits, and 90s ballads by artists signed to the label throughout the decades. Lionel Richie’s 80s classic ‘All Night Long’ tops the chart.

Russell Chant, PPL said: “This Motown chart will have you ‘Dancing on the Ceiling’, ‘Dancing in the Street’ and hoping there’s a ‘Heatwave’. Full of sing-along favourites, it really is a great playlist that showcases the longevity and popularity Motown!”

The full top 100 list is included below:

1. All Night Long (All Night), Lionel Richie

2. Sexual Healing, Marvin Gaye

3. I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Marvin Gaye

4. Superstition, Stevie Wonder

5. Dancing In The Street, Martha And The Vandella

6. Dancing On The Ceiling, Lionel Richie

7. Easy, Commodores

8. The Tears Of A Clown, Smokey Robinson And The Miracles

9. Reach Out I'll Be There, Four Tops

10.  Baby Love, The Supremes

11.  Upside Down, Diana Ross

10.  Baby Love, The Supremes

11.  Upside Down, Diana Ross

12.  My Girl, The Temptations

13.  The Tracks Of My Tears, Smokey Robinson And The Miracles

14.  What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted, Jimmy Ruffin

15.  My Guy, Mary Wells

16.  Three Times A Lady, Commodores

17.  I Want You Back, The Jackson 5

18.  Nowhere To Run, Martha And The Vandellas

19.  This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You), The Isley Brothers

20.  Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Diana Ross

21.  Let's Get It On, Marvin Gaye

22.  Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours, Stevie Wonder

23.  My Destiny, Lionel Richie

24.  I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch), Four Tops

25.  It Takes Two, Marvin Gaye

26.  Uptight (Everything's Alright), Stevie Wonder

27.  Get Ready, The Temptations

28.  For Once In My Life, Stevie Wonder

29.  Stop! In The Name Of Love, The Supremes

30.  Too Busy Thinking About My Baby, Marvin Gaye

31.  Part-Time Lover, Stevie Wonder

32.  Sir Duke, Stevie Wonder

33.  You Keep Me Hangin' On, The Supremes

34.  I Second That Emotion, Smokey Robinson And The Miracles

35.  You Can't Hurry Love, The Supremes

36.  Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me), The Temptations

37.  Where Did Our Love Go, The Supremes

38.  What's Going On, Marvin Gaye

39.  Stuck On You, Lionel Richie

40.  Hello, Lionel Richie

41.  Jimmy Mack, Martha And The Vandellas

42.  You Are The Sunshine Of My Life, Stevie Wonder

43.  ABC, The Jackson 5

44.  I'm Still Waiting, Diana Ross

45.  Standing In The Shadows Of Love, Four Tops

46.  It's The Same Old Song, Four Tops

47.  Nightshift, Commodores

48.  End Of The Road, Boyz II Men

49.  Walk Away Renee, Four Tops

50.  Endless Love, Diana Ross and Lionel Richie

51.  How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), Marvin Gaye

52.  Running With The Night, Lionel Richie

53.  Don't Leave Me This Way, Thelma Houston

54.  Say You, Say Me, Lionel Richie

55.  I Was Made To Love Her, Stevie Wonder

56.  Isn't She Lovely, Stevie Wonder

57.  He's Misstra Know-It-All, Stevie Wonder

58.  Farewell Is A Lonely Sound, Jimmy Ruffin

59.  Stoned Love, The Supremes

60.  Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday, Stevie Wonder

61.  Bernadette, Four Tops

62.  Behind A Painted Smile, The Isley Brothers

63.  Living For The City, Stevie Wonder

64.  One Day In Your Life, Michael Jackson

65.  Reflections, The Supremes

66.  Abraham, Martin And John, Marvin Gaye

67.  I'm Coming Out, Diana Ross

68.  I Just Called To Say I Love You, Stevie Wonder

69.  The Happening, The Supremes

70.  Baby I Need Your Loving, Four Tops

71.  Papa Was A Rollin' Stone, The Temptations

72.  I Wish, Stevie Wonder

73.  Sweet Talking Guy, The Chiffons

74.  Love Machine (Part 1), The Miracles

75.  You Are Everything, Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye

76.  Master Blaster (Jammin'), Stevie Wonder

77.  Touch Me In The Morning, Diana Ross

78.  Do You Love Me, The Contours

79.  Heaven Must Have Sent You, The Elgins

80.  What Christmas Means To Me, Stevie Wonder

81.  You're All I Need To Get By, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

82.  Brick House, Commodores

83.  Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing, Marvin Gaye

84.  I'll Be There, The Jackson 5

85.  Treat Her Like A Lady, The Temptations

86.  Still, Commodores

87.  I'm Gonna Make You Love Me, The Supremes

88.  Why Do Fools Fall In Love, Diana Ross

89.  How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), Junior Walker And The All Stars

90.  Stop Her On Sight (S.O.S.), Edwin Starr

91.  Ain't Too Proud To Beg, The Temptations

92.  Lately, Stevie Wonder

93.  Love Child, The Supremes

94.  (I'm A) Road Runner, Junior Walker And The All Stars

95.  Nathan Jones, The Supremes

96.  Penny Lover, Lionel Richie

97.  Machine Gun, Commodores

98.  Heatwave, Martha And The Vandellas

99.  When She Was My Girl, Four Tops

100. If I Were A Carpenter, Four Tops

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