They were one of Motown's ridiculously deep bench of vocal groups, but The Four Tops stood out for a few reasons: their use as a template for a more dramatic, orchestral version of the classic Motown "Sound of Young America," the astonishing basso profundo of Levi Stubbs, half-growl and half-shout all at once, and their simple longevity, staying together in their original lineup even longer than the Rolling Stones or Kinks could
The Four Tops' best known songs:
"I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)"
"Reach Out I'll Be There"
"Standing in the Shadows of Love"
"It's the Same Old Song"
"Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)"
"When She Was My Girl"
"Ask the Lonely"
"7 Rooms of Gloom"
"Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)"