50 Years and 5 days of Motown

I think you really have to know hard graft to appreciate what Motown meant to the factory workers of Detroit on a Friday and Saturday night.

So I’m quite sheepish to admit that everything about it moves me except most of the music. One exception is Stevie Wonder’s Innervisions, which really does. Passing over the soft spot I harbour for the Rhythm of the Night by Debarge, here’s Steveland:

Time’s top ten Motown performances, with added YouTube, and an audio slideshow of the top five Motunes.

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