When many think of Motown, they may forget that Motown is an actual record label than a style of music. However, Motown has released some of the best music in the styles of soul, R&B, and pop. Motown records started in 1959 and have grooved their way into music history and also the hearts of many fans. Motown love songs have been on our record players, 8-track tape decks, cassettes, CDs, and music files for decades. Here’s the best.
Many of Motown’s songs lend themselves perfectly for playing at weddings. Motown has released many hits over the years and many released as love songs. No matter the tempo, we list both fast tempo and slow tempo love songs. However, our focus is on the top 10 slow Motown love songs perfect for your wedding.
Motown Love Songs
7. You Are My Lady – Freddie Jackson
Released in 1985 on the album Rock Me Tonight
6. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Released in 1971 on the album Let’s Stay Together
4. Endless Love – Lionel Richie & Diana Ross
Released in 1981 on album Endless Love Soundtrack
3. Your Precious Love – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Released in 1967 on album United
Honorable Mentioned Motown Love Songs
Back At One – Brian McKnight
On Bended Knee – Boyz II Men
I Believe (When I Fall in Love) – Stevie Wonder
Thank God I Found You – Mariah Carey featuring Joe & 98°
Fast tempo love songs that did not make the list
Modern Motown artists include Ne-Yo, 98 Degrees, Erykah Badu, Boyz II Men, and Brian McKnight.
Listen to our Mowtown love songs playlist on Spotify.