The Supremes were an American female singing group and the premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s. Founded as the Primettes in Detroit, Michigan, in 1959, the Supremes were the most commercially successful of Motown's acts and are, to date, America's most successful vocal group with 12 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. Most of these hits were written and produced by Motown's main songwriting and production team, Holland–Dozier–Holland. At their peak in the mid-1960s, the Supremes rivaled the Beatles in worldwide popularity, and their success made it possible for future African American R&B and soul musicians to find mainstream success.
Sparkle is a 2012 American musical film directed by Salim Akil and produced by Stage 6 Films, It was released on August 17, 2012 by TriStar Pictures. Inspired by The Supremes, Sparkle is a remake of the 1976 film of the same name, which centered on three singing teenage sisters from Harlem who form a girl group in the late 1950s. The remake takes place in Detroit, Michigan in the 1960s during the Motown era.
Sparkle is a 1976 American film directed by Sam O'Steen and released by Warner Bros. Pictures. Inspired by The Supremes, Sparkle is a period film set in Harlem, New York during the late 1950s and early 1960s which follows the rough lives and careers of singer Sparkle Williams and her family and friends.
"You Can't Hurry Love" is 1966 song originally released by The Supremes for the Motown label.
"The Way You Do the Things You Do" is a 1964 hit single by The Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) label. Written by Miracles members Smokey Robinson and Bobby Rogers, the single was The Temptations' first charting single on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking in the Top 20 at number eleven and also went to number one on the Cash Box R&B chart.
"I Guess I'll Always Love You" is a 1966 single by The Isley Brothers, released on Motown's Tamla label. It is a Holland–Dozier–Holland composition that was also covered by The Supremes for their album titled The Supremes Sing Holland–Dozier–Holland that was released in 1967 and also featured as the b-side to their single "In and Out of Love" that was released in the same year. The Isleys' version was reissued in the United Kingdom in 1969 and peaked at number 11, a much bigger hit than it ever was in the United States.
"Love Is Here and Now You're Gone" is a 1967 song recorded by The Supremes for the Motown label.
"Baby Love" is a 1964 song recorded by the Supremes for the Motown label.
"Who's Lovin' You" is a Motown soul song, written in 1960 by William "Smokey" Robinson. The song has been recorded by many different artists including The Miracles, who recorded the 1960 original version, The Temptations, The Supremes, Terence Trent-D'arby, Brenda and The Tabulations, John Farnham, Human Nature, En Vogue, Michael Bublé and Giorgia Todrani. The most famous version is attributed to The Jackson 5. Twelve year old singer Shaheen Jafargholi performed the song at Michael Jackson's public memorial service in July 2009.
"Forever Came Today" is a 1967 song written and produced by the Motown collective of Holland–Dozier–Holland, and was first made into a hit as a single for Diana Ross & the Supremes in early 1968. A disco version of the song was released as a single seven years later by Motown group The Jackson 5.
"Where Did Our Love Go" is a 1964 song recorded by the Supremes for the Motown label.
"Back in My Arms Again" is a 1965 song recorded by The Supremes for the Motown label.
"I Hear a Symphony" is a 1965 song recorded by The Supremes for the Motown label.
"Reflections" is a 1967 song recorded by The Supremes for the Motown label. It was the first Supremes record released under the new billing, Diana Ross & the Supremes, and is among their last hit singles to be written and produced by Motown's main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland (H–D–H).
"Touch" is a soft ballad written by Pamela Sawyer and Frank Wilson, who also produced it as a single for Motown recording group The Supremes, who issued it as a single in 1971.
"Come See About Me" is a 1964 song recorded by The Supremes for the Motown label.
"Stop! In the Name of Love" is a 1965 song recorded by The Supremes for the Motown label.
"I'll Try Something New" is a song written by Smokey Robinson and originally released in 1962 by The Miracles on Motown Records' Tamla subsidiary label. Their version was a Billboard Top 40 hit, peaking at #39 ,and just missed the Top 10 of it's R&B chart, peaking at #11. The song was released later as a joint single by Diana Ross & the Supremes and The Temptations, becoming the highest-charting version on the Billboard 100 pop singles chart, peaking for two weeks in April 1969 at number 25.
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