Detroit’s Motown record label was known as Hitsville USA for good reason. Preview 7 unforgettable songs you’ll sing along with when Motown the Musical comes to Miller Auditorium.
At 2648 West Grand Blvd. in Detroit, Berry Gordy founded what would become a musical empire on just an $800 family loan. See the story of how the "Sound of Young America" developed at Hitsville U.S.A. and took the country by storm in Motown the Musical, at Miller Auditorium May 9-14. Fifty-eight songs are listed on the show's website, you're sure to sing along with these 7 (and many more).
"Stop in the Name of Love"
The 4th of 5 #1 records in a row for Diana Ross and the Supremes
The Temptations' signature song.
The Motown story wouldn't be what it is without Smokey Robinson- "The Mayor of Motown."
"Dancin' in the Street"
Remade numerous times by the likes of Van Halen, David Bowie & Mick Jagger and The Grateful Dead, Martha & the Vandellas cut the original unforgettable Summer anthem.
"Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
This song was a hit for Marvin Gaye and Tami Terrell in 1967 and charted again just 3 years later in 1970 as a Diana Ross solo record.
"Baby, I Need Your Loving"
The Four Tops hit a home run in their first at bat as their debut Motown single sold more than a million copies in 1964.
Five brothers from Gary Indiana knocked The Beatles' final single "Let It Be" from the #1 spot on the charts with this sensational single.
Of course, in the play, the stage actors will be singing their versions of the original songs posted above but it is sure to be a great night of music!