The Temptations – Number 1’s (2007)

The Temptations - Number 1's (2007)
Artist: The Temptations
Album: Number 1’s
Genre: Soul
Origin: USA
Released: 2007
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps

The Way You Do The Things You Do (2:41)
My Girl (2:57)
Get Ready (2:39)
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg (2:33)
Beauty Is Only Skin Deep (2:23)
(I Know) I’m Losing You (2:29)
You’re My Everything (2:57)
I Wish It Would Rain (2:47)
I’m Gonna Make You Love Me (3:08)
I Could Never Love Another (3:32)
Run Away Child, Running Wild (4:48)
I Can’t Get Next To You (2:53)
Ball Of Confusion (4:04)
Just My Imagination (3:48)
Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone (6:59)
Masterpiece (4:22)
Let Your Hair Down (2:40)
Happy People (3:38)
Shakey Ground (4:03)
Stay (4:47)


Released in early 2007 as part of Universal’s extensive and cheaply packaged Number 1’s: Temptations series (see also: volumes dedicated to James Brown and Marvin Gaye), this disc compiles 19 number one R&B singles from the Temptations. It’s worth mentioning that some of the inclusions — “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” “You’re My Everything,” “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me,” “Ball of Confusion” — were number ones on the Cash Box chart, rather than the Billboard chart (the usual source), and 1998’s “Stay” is a bit of a stretch since it topped Billboard’s Urban Adult Contemporary chart. Nothing can argue against the set as a decent introduction to the group, even though several great singles — such as “Cloud Nine” — peaked below the top spots.
Review by Andy Kellman