The Supremes discography

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The Supremes discography
The Supremes 1966.JPG
Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson and Diana Ross performing together on The Ed Sullivan Show, 1966
Studio albums 29
Live albums 4
Compilation albums 32
Singles 66
Soundtrack albums 2
No. 1 Singles 12
Other albums 8

This is a complete listing of all of The Supremes' singles and albums released by Motown Records. 33 of their singles reached the Billboard Top 40 in the United States, 23 reached either the US or United Kingdom Top 10. 12 of them reached the number-one position on the US pop chart, with "Baby Love" topping the UK pop chart. 12 of their albums reached the Top 10 in either the US or UK, with five of them reaching number-one.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions
US US
R&B
UK
[1]
The Supremes (60's)
1962 Meet The Supremes 13
1964 Where Did Our Love Go 2 1
A Bit of Liverpool 21 5
1965 The Supremes Sing Country, Western and Pop 79
We Remember Sam Cooke 75 5
More Hits by The Supremes 6 2
Merry Christmas 1
1966 I Hear a Symphony 8 1
The Supremes A' Go-Go 1 1 15
1967 The Supremes Sing Holland–Dozier–Holland 6 1 15
The Supremes Sing Rodgers & Hart 20 3 25
Diana Ross & the Supremes
1968 Reflections 18 3 30
Diana Ross & the Supremes Sing and Perform "Funny Girl" 150 45
Diana Ross & the Supremes Join The Temptations 2 2 1 1
Love Child 14 3 13
1969 Let the Sunshine In 24 7
Together 2 28 6 28
Cream of the Crop 33 3 34
The Supremes (70's)
1970 Right On 25 4
The Magnificent 7 3 113 18 6
New Ways but Love Stays 68 12
1971 The Return of the Magnificent Seven 3 154 18
Touch 85 6 40
Dynamite 3 160 21
1972 Floy Joy 54 12
The Supremes Produced and Arranged by Jimmy Webb 129 27
1975 The Supremes 152 25
1976 High Energy 42 24
Mary, Scherrie & Susaye
"—" denotes the album failed to chart or was not released

Live albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions
US US
R&B
UK
[1]
1965 The Supremes at the Copa 11 6
1968 Live at London's Talk of the Town 57 6 6
1970 Farewell 46 31
1973 The Supremes Live! In Japan 1
"—" denotes the album failed to chart or was not released
  • 1 Japan-only; released in the US by Motown in 2004

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions
US US
R&B
UK
[1]
1967 Greatest Hits 1 1 1
1969 Greatest Hits Vol. 3 31 5
1974 Diana Ross & the Supremes Anthology (version one) 66 24
1977 20 Golden Greats 1 1
1978 At Their Best
1984 20 Greatest Hits – Compact Command Performances
1985 Diana Ross & the Supremes: 25th Anniversary Collection 112 61
1986 Diana Ross & the Supremes Anthology (version two)
1987 The Never-Before-Released Masters 2
1988 Love Supreme 1 10
1991 The Supremes ('70s): Greatest Hits and Rare Classics 1
1995 The Best of Diana Ross & the Supremes: Anthology (version three)
1997 The Ultimate Collection
1998 40 Golden Motown Greats 1 35
2000 The Supremes 3
20th Century Masters: The Best of Diana Ross & the Supremes, Vol. 1
20th Century Masters: The Best of Diana Ross & the Supremes, Vol. 2
2001 Diana Ross & the Supremes Anthology (version four)
2002 The '70s Anthology
2003 Diana Ross & the Supremes: The No. 1's 72 63 15
2004 Joined Together: The Complete Studio Duets 4
There's a Place for Us 5
2005 The Supremes: Gold 6
2006 This Is the Story: The '70s Albums, Vol. 1 – 1970–1973: The Jean Terrell Years 7
2007 Diana Ross & the Supremes Remixes 8
2008 Let the Music Play: Supreme Rarities 9
The Definitive Collection
2009 Magnificent: The Complete Studio Duets 10
2010 Icon: Diana Ross & the Supremes
2011 Let Yourself Go: The '70s Albums, Vol 2 – 1974–1977: The Final Sessions 11
50th Anniversary: The Singles Collection 1961–1969
"—" denotes the album failed to chart or was not released
  • 1 UK-release.
  • 2 A compilation of previously unreleased songs including a majority of songs from the unreleased Disney Classics sessions.
  • 3 A four-disc box-set.
  • 4 A compilation of all recordings from Diana Ross & The Supremes & The Temptations made during the 1960s.
  • 5 Originally scheduled for release in 1965 as a studio album.
  • 6 A compilation of Greatest Hits, Greatest Hits Vol. 3 and At Their Best.
  • 7 A compilation of Right On, New Ways but Love Stays, Touch, Floy Joy, Produced and Arranged by Jimmy Webb and the previously unreleased Promises Kept sessions, together with three non-album tracks.
  • 8 Japanese collection containing remixes of Supremes and solo Diana Ross recordings.
  • 9 A compilation of unreleased recordings and rarities.
  • 10 A compilation of all recordings from The Supremes & the Four Tops made during the 1970s.
  • 11 A compilation of The Supremes, High Energy and Mary Scherrie & Susaye with several unreleased and alternate versions.

Soundtracks[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions
US US
R&B
UK
[1]
1968 TCB 1 1 1 11
1969 G.I.T. on Broadway 1 38 4
"—" denotes the album failed to chart or was not released
  • 1 Diana Ross & the Supremes with The Temptations.

Singles[edit]

All singles released on Motown Records except for the Primettes' "Tears of Sorrow" b/w "Pretty Baby", issued on Lu Pine Records.

Year A-side title
B-side title
Peak chart positions
US Billboard
[2]
US
Cashbox

[3]
US
R&B
US
Dance
US
AC

[4]
UK
[5]
[6][7]
AUS
The Primettes
1960 "Tears of Sorrow"
"Pretty Baby"
The Supremes
1961 "I Want a Guy"
"Never Again"
"Buttered Popcorn" 1
"Who's Lovin' You"
1962 "Your Heart Belongs to Me"
"(He's) Seventeen"
95
"Let Me Go the Right Way"
"Time Changes Things"
90 82 26
1963 "My Heart Can't Take It No More"
"You Bring Back Memories"
129
"A Breathtaking Guy" 2
"(The Man with the) Rock and Roll Banjo Band"
75 75
"When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes" 3
"Standing at the Crossroads of Love"
23 20 2 11
1964 "Run, Run, Run" 3, 12
"I'm Giving You Your Freedom"
93 86 22
"Where Did Our Love Go" 3
"He Means the World to Me"
1 1 1 3 14
"Baby Love" 3
"Ask Any Girl"
1 1 1 1 26
"Come See About Me" 3
"(You're Gone But) Always in My Heart"
1 1 2 27 78
1965 "Stop! In the Name of Love"
"I'm in Love Again"
1 1 2 7 42
"Back in My Arms Again"
"Whisper You Love Me Boy"
1 1 1 40 95
"The Only Time I'm Happy" 4
Supremes interview
"Nothing but Heartaches"
"He Holds His Own"
11 8 6 83
"Things Are Changing" 5
"Things Are Changing"
"I Hear a Symphony"
"Who Could Ever Doubt My Love"
1 1 2 39 48
"Children's Christmas Song" 6, 7
"Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Me"
"My World Is Empty Without You"
"Everything is Good About You"
5 5 10 88
1966 "Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart"
"He's All I Got"
9 9 7 100
"You Can't Hurry Love"
"Put Yourself in My Place"
1 1 1 3 6
"You Keep Me Hangin' On"
"Remove This Doubt"
1 1 1 8 11
1967 "Love Is Here and Now You're Gone"7
"There's No Stopping Us Now"
1 1 1 17 45
"The Happening"
"All I Know About You"
1 1 12 6 5
Diana Ross & the Supremes
1967 "Reflections"
"Going Down for the Third Time"
2 2 4 5 26
"In and Out of Love" 7
"I Guess I'll Always Love You"
9 10 16 13 24
1968 "Forever Came Today" 7
"Time Changes Things"
28 13 17 28 68
"Some Things You Never Get Used To" 8
"You've Been So Wonderful to Me"
30 22 43 34 98
"Love Child" 7
"Will This Be the Day"
1 1 2 15 2
"I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" 9
"A Place in the Sun"
2 1 2 3 14
1969 "I'm Livin' in Shame" 7
"I'm So Glad (I Got Somebody Like You Around)"
10 8 8 14 26
"I'll Try Something New" 9
"The Way You Do the Things You Do"
25 21 8
"The Composer" 7
"The Beginning of the End"
27 21 21 87
"No Matter What Sign You Are" 7
"The Young Folks"
31
69
27
89
17 37
"The Weight" 7
"For Better or Worse"
46 39 33
"I Second That Emotion" 9, 10
"The Way You Do the Things You Do"
18
"Someday We'll Be Together" 11
"He's My Sunny Boy"
1 1 1 12 13 35
1970 "Why (Must We Fall in Love)" 9, 10
"Uptight (Everything's Alright)"
31
"The Rhythm of Life"14
"Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
5
The Supremes
1970 "Up the Ladder to the Roof"
"Bill, When Are You Coming Back"
10 9 5 28 6 43
"Everybody's Got the Right to Love"
"But I Love You More"
21 14 11 29
"Stoned Love"
"Shine on Me"
7 5 1 24 3 99
"River Deep – Mountain High" 12
"Together We Can Make Such Sweet Music"
14 15 7 11
1971 "Nathan Jones"
"Happy (Is a Bumpy Road)"
16 10 8 29 5
"You Gotta Have Love in Your Heart" 12
"I'm Glad About It"
55 51 41 25
"Touch"
"It's So Hard for Me to Say Good-bye"
71 53
"Floy Joy"
"This Is the Story"
16 16 5 25 9
1972 "Automatically Sunshine"
"Precious Little Things"
37 37 21 17 10
"Without the One You Love" 10, 12
"Let's Make Love Now"
"Your Wonderful, Sweet Sweet Love"
"The Wisdom of Time"
59 70 22
"I Guess I'll Miss the Man"
"Over and Over"
85 100 17
"Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)" 10, 12
"Where Would I Be Without You Baby"
1973 "Bad Weather"
"Oh Be My Love"
87 92 74 37
"Tossin' and Turnin'" 10
"Oh Be My Love"
1974 "Baby Love" 13
"Ask Any Girl"
12
"Where Did Our Love Go" 13
"Nothing but Heartaches"
1975 "He's My Man"
"Give Out, But Don't Give Up"
69
"Where Do I Go from Here"
"Give Out, But Don't Give Up"
93
"Early Morning Love" 10
"Where Is It I Belong"
1976 "I'm Gonna Let My Heart Do the Walking"
"Early Morning Love"
40 54 25 3
"High Energy"
"High Energy"
9
"You're My Driving Wheel"
"You're What's Missing in My Life"
85 50 5
1977 "Let Yourself Go"
"You Are the Heart of Me"
83
"Love, I Never Knew You Could Feel So Good"
"This Is Why I Believe in You"
1989 "Stop! In the Name of Love" 13
"Automatically Sunshine"
62
"—" denotes the single failed to chart or was not released
  • 1 The original master of this single was withdrawn shortly after its release, and a re-recorded version, also featuring Ballard on lead, was issued instead.
  • 2 Originally issued as "A Breath Taking, First Sight Soul Shaking, One Night Love Making, Next Day Heart Breaking Guy", quickly withdrawn and re-pressed with the shortened title.
  • 3 There was no Billboard R&B singles chart from November 1963 until January 1965. Most discographies include R&B information from Cash Box magazine to fill in the gap in the R&B chart, as is done here.
  • 4 Promotional-only single release
  • 5 Promotional radio-only single produced by Phil Spector, for The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
  • 6 Charted on Billboard magazine's Top Holiday Songs chart, peaking at number seven.
  • 7 Background vocals by The Andantes, instead of The Supremes. In the case of "Love is Here and Now You're Gone" and "In and Out of Love", both The Andantes' and Supremes' backing vocal tracks were used.
  • 8 Backing vocals by Ashford & Simpson instead of The Supremes.
  • 9 Diana Ross & The Supremes with The Temptations.
  • 10 UK-only single.
  • 11 Backing vocals by Maxine and Julia Waters instead of The Supremes.
  • 12 The Supremes with the Four Tops.
  • 13 UK re-issue.
  • 14 Australia/New Zealand only-single

Shelved albums[edit]

The Supremes had a number of canceled albums and shelved projects during their original run. These unreleased albums include the following thirteen titles:

Year Title Notes
1963 The Supremes Sing Ballads & Blues The Supremes Sing Ballads & Blues was assigned a catalog number (Motown 610) in late 1963 and given a projected release date. Although it was not released, several of the tracks originally recorded for it appeared on the album The Supremes Sing Country, Western and Pop in spring 1965.
1965 Live, Live, Live! Live, Live, Live!, a live concert recording, was scheduled for release on Motown 625 in early 1965. Although no official track list is available, the live set from the expanded fortieth anniversary edition of the Where Did Our Love Go album features tracks that were slated for inclusion on the album. The Where Did Our Love Go anniversary edition liner notes indicate the possibility of tracks from the Motor-Town Revue in Paris were also considered.
There's a Place for Us There's a Place for Us, an album of pop standards, was originally scheduled to be released in the summer of 1965 to tie into the Supremes' groundbreaking debut appearance at the Copacabana nightclub in New York. It was ultimately shelved in favor for a live album of their Copacabana engagement which included many songs originally on the album. The album eventually saw a release as an expanded volume in 2004, 39 years after it was completed.
Around the World with The Supremes Around the World with The Supremes was a project Motown planned in 1965 consisting of famous international songs such as "C'est si bon," ""Never on Sunday"," "La Bamba," and "Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)." Although instrumental tracks were recorded, the album was never completed as the group never recorded any vocals.
A Tribute to the Girls A Tribute to the Girls was an album Motown planned for the group to record in 1965 featuring songs made famous by girl groups of the time; however it was never completed. Several tracks were featured on the expanded release of There's a Place for Us.
1966 Pure Gold Pure Gold, an album of greatest hits-like material, was planned for release in May 1966, but was cancelled.
Live at the Roostertail '66 Live at the Roostertail '66, a live concert recording, was planned for release in late 1966 and was to include several outtakes from The Supremes at the Copa, but the album was scrapped. Two tracks from the album, "You Can't Hurry Love," and "Group Introductions," were released in 2000 on a bonus disc included with certain copies of The Supremes box set. The complete show, recorded on September 26, 1966, was released in 2012 on the expanded edition of the I Hear A Symphony album.
1967 The Supremes and the Motown Sound: From Broadway to Hollywood The Supremes and the Motown Sound: From Broadway to Hollywood was intended for release in early 1967, but no formal track listings for the album were produced despite an album worth of tracks were recorded. It is widely believed that the album would have been based around the group's then-current number one single, "The Happening." Tracks for the album were recorded in Los Angeles and featured songs made popular on Broadway or in Hollywood films. Earlier vaulted material, notably from the featured recordings from the There's a Place for Us, sessions were also considered for inclusion.
Live at the Roostertail '67 Live at the Roostertail '67, a live concert recording, was planned for a possible release in late 1967. Recorded in August 1967, it was the first live recording to feature Cindy Birdsong in the group. Two tracks from the album, "You Keep Me Hangin' On," and "Reflections," were released in 2000 on a bonus disc included with certain copies of The Supremes box set. Audio and tape difficulties prevented the album from being released.
1968 Diana Ross & the Supremes Sing Disney Classics Diana Ross & the Supremes Sing Disney Classics was an album planned for possible release in early 1968 featuring covers of songs from films produced by Walt Disney Productions. Recordings for the album began in January 1967 and continued throughout the year with additional sessions in early 1968. The album, however, was never given an assigned catalog number and was shelved after 14 tracks were completed. Songs recorded for the album, including "When You Wish upon a Star," "I've Got No Strings," and "Whistle While You Work," have appeared on several Supremes compilation albums. "Chim Chim Cher-ee", "A Spoonful of Sugar", and "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" still remain unreleased.
Some Things You Never Get Used To Some Things You Never Get Used To was a 1968 album based around the single "Some Things You Never Get Used To." The album consisted of new recordings and outtakes from previous albums. Motown hoped the single would be a smash hit after their previous single "Forever Came Today" failed to crack Billboard Top 20. When the song only made it to number 30, their weakest showing since 1963, the album was scrapped. Several of the newer recordings as well as the single would later be placed on Love Child.
1971 Promises Kept Promises Kept, a 1971 set by the "New Supremes" produced by Clay McMurray, Bobby Taylor, Ashford & Simpson, and others. Despite a wealth of recordings, an official track list was never finalized and the Supremes were instead assigned to work on Floy Joy with Smokey Robinson as producer. Some of the Promises Kept songs appear on the 2000 Supremes box set and the 2002 70s Anthology. Thirteen other tracks from the sessions are also included in The Supremes box set This Is the Story: The '70s Albums, Vol. 1 – 1970–1973: The Jean Terrell Years.
1973 Untitled Stevie Wonder Album An album to be written and produced by Stevie Wonder was planned for possible release in 1973. Wonder wrote and produced their single "Bad Weather" with hopes the song would return the group back to the top of the charts. However, the song failed to crack the Top 40 and peaked at number 87 on Billboard's Hot 100. With the song's poor charting, the album was scrapped. Two additional tracks, "Soft Days" and "I'll Wait A Lifetime," were recorded for the album; however both tracks currently remain unreleased. Lynda Laurence recalled the group recording six songs with Stevie Wonder before the album was abandoned. Songs rumored to have been planned or recorded for the album included "Superstition" and "Until You Come Back to Me."

There were discussions of an album to be written and produced by Marvin Gaye in 1975 and another album penned by Stevie Wonder in 1976, but no songs or recordings were produced out of these suggested plans.

Videography[edit]

Video albums[edit]

Year Title
1964 T.A.M.I. Show
1968 Greatest Hits: Live in Amsterdam
1983 Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever
2006 Reflections: The Definitive Performances (1964–1969)

Note[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "The Supremes - Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.com. Retrieved January 1, 2016. 
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  4. ^ "The Supremes - Chart History (AC)". Billboard.com. Retrieved January 1, 2016. 
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  8. ^ Ribowsky, M. (2009), The Supremes: A Saga of Motown Dreams, Success, and Betrayal, Da Capo Press, ISBN 978-0-306-81586-7, p.417
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