12 Songs, 31 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Largely comprising covers of Holland-Dozier-Holland songs that had been recorded by other artists, Supremes a’ Go-Go became the Motown trio’s—and any girl group’s—first No. 1 because its familiar hits weren’t culled for compilations. But to attribute its success solely to strategy would undermine the group’s electrifying renditions—Diana Ross’ piercing vocals softening into the chorus of “You Can’t Hurry Love,” Mary Wilson’s rare lead on the rueful “Come and Get These Memories”—and their band’s album-oriented production in a singles age.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Largely comprising covers of Holland-Dozier-Holland songs that had been recorded by other artists, Supremes a’ Go-Go became the Motown trio’s—and any girl group’s—first No. 1 because its familiar hits weren’t culled for compilations. But to attribute its success solely to strategy would undermine the group’s electrifying renditions—Diana Ross’ piercing vocals softening into the chorus of “You Can’t Hurry Love,” Mary Wilson’s rare lead on the rueful “Come and Get These Memories”—and their band’s album-oriented production in a singles age.

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