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The Four Tops are a vocal quartet from Detroit, Michigan, USA, who helped to define the city's Motown sound of the 1960s. The group's repertoire has included soul music, R&B, disco, adult contemporary, doo-wop, jazz, and show tunes. Founded as the Four Aims, lead singer Levi Stubbs, Abdul "Duke" Fakir, Renaldo "Obie" Benson and Lawrence Payton remained together for over four decades, performing from 1953 until 1997 without a change in personnel. The Four Tops were among a number of groups, including the Miracles, the Marvelettes, Martha and the Vandellas, the Temptations, and the Supremes, who established the Motown Sound heard around the world during the 1960s. They were notable for having Stubbs, a baritone, as their lead singer, whereas most other male and mixed vocal groups of the time were fronted by a tenor. The group was the main male vocal group for the highly successful songwriting and production team of Holland–Dozier–Holland, who crafted a stream of hit singles for Motown. These included two Billboard Hot 100 number-one hits for the Tops: "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" in 1965 and "Reach Out I'll Be There" in 1966. After Holland-Dozier-Holland left Motown in 1967, the Four Tops were assigned to a number of producers, primarily Frank Wilson, but generally with less success. When Motown left Detroit in 1972 to move to Los Angeles, California, the Tops stayed in Detroit but signed a new recording deal with ABC Records' Dunhill imprint. Recording mainly in Los Angeles, they continued to have chart singles into the late 1970s, including the 1973 million-seller "Ain't No Woman", their second release on Dunhill, produced by Steve Barri and the composers Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter. In the 1980s, the Four Tops recorded for Casablanca Records, Arista Records and Motown, returning to that label on two occasions for brief stays. Apart from their 1988 album Indestructible (owned by Sony Music Entertainment), Universal Music Group controls the rights to their entire post-1963 catalog (through various mergers and acquisitions) and also their 1956 single, "Could It Be You". A change of lineup was forced on the group when Lawrence Payton died on June 20, 1997. The group initially continued as a three-piece under the name the Tops, before Theo Peoples (formerly of the Temptations) was recruited as the new fourth member. Peoples eventually took over the role of lead singer when Stubbs suffered a stroke in 2000, with Ronnie McNeir then joining the group. On July 1, 2005, Renaldo "Obie" Benson died of lung cancer. Payton's son Roquel Payton replaced him. Levi Stubbs died on October 17, 2008. Harold "Spike" Bonhart replaced Peoples in 2011. On January 1, 2019, Harold Spike Deleon Bonhart was replaced by Alexander Morris. Morris, a pastor in the city of Detroit, was born into a musical family, his mother Betty L. Morris-January was lead singer of the 1950s gospel group The January Sisters. His father, the Late Reverend Joseph A. Morris was also a prominent pastor in the city of Detroit, but in his early years was a jazz musician, playing for Gene Calloway, older sister of Cab Calloway. Morris also known for his songwriting and production, has worked with many artists throughout the music industry. Morris, McNeir, Roquel Payton and Fakir, who is the only surviving founding member of the group, are still performing as the Four Tops.

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R&B Duet Hits [2015]

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I Can't Help Myself3:16

The 80s, Pt. 2 [2014]

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Loco in Acapulco4:24

S.O.U.L. [2011]

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When She Was My Girl4:02

101 Barbecue Songs [2010]

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Loco In Acapulco4:31

100 Tubes 80s [2009]

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Loco in Acapulco3:29

Heroes & Champions [2009]

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Back to School3:29

Motortown Review [2009]

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Ask the Lonely2:40

Playlist Your Way [2008]

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Psychedelic Shack3:54

The Best Of The 80s [2008]

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Indestructible4:31

This Christmas [2008]

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Silent Night 

Concert Hits [2007]

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Still Water (Love)3:07

Gold [2006]

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This Guy's in Love With You4:00

True Motown [2006]

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A Simple Game2:58

Get Ready [2002]

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Psychedelic Shack3:41

The Complete, Vol. 1 [2002]

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MacArthur Park3:40

The Singles+ [2000]

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A Simple Game2:54

Motown Legends, Vol. 4 [1995]

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Bernadette3:03

The Wonder Years [1994]

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Walk Away Renee 

Finally [1993]

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We Got a Love Thang5:28

Tonight [1981]

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Don't Walk Away4:13

Super Hits [1976]

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Walk Away Renee 

Unknown Album

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I Couldn't Cry If I Wanted To2:40
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)2:46
I Just Can't Walk Away4:24
Reach Out I'll Be There 
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)2:46
Love Feels Like Fire 
Without the One You Love (Life's Not Worthwhile)2:55
Keeper of the Castle3:04
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas3:50
Reach Out I'll Be There2:59
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)2:46
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)2:46
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)2:46
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)2:46
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas3:50
Keeper of the Castle3:04
Everybody's Talkin'2:53
Still Water (Love) 
Keeper of the Castle3:04
Ain't Too Proud to Beg2:27
Ain't Too Proud to Beg2:27
Baby I Need Your Loving2:46
The Fool on the Hill 
Michelle3:10
Hello Stranger 
Ain't Too Proud to Beg2:27
Simple Game2:59
Ain't No Woman3:26
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) 
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)2:46
In These Changing Times5:28
Can't Seem to Get You out of My Mind3:24
Don't Let Him Take Your Love From Me2:54
(It's The Way) Nature Planned It3:55
Reach Out I'll Be There2:59
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)2:46
Still Water (Love) 
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)2:46
Bernadette 
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)2:46
Reach Out I'll Be There2:59
Baby I Need Your Loving2:46
Simple Game2:59
Reach Out I'll Be There2:59
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)2:46
Reach Out I'll Be There2:59
The Christmas Song3:57
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)2:46
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)2:46
Baby I Need Your Loving2:46
Reach Out I'll Be There2:59
It's the Same Old Song 
Ain't Too Proud to Beg2:27
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)2:46
Bernadette3:03
Baby I Need Your Loving 
Reach Out I'll Be There2:59
Reach Out I'll Be There 
It's All in the Game2:52
Reach Out I'll Be There 
It's the Same Old Song 
I Got a Feeling2:53
It's the Same Old Song 
It's the Same Old Song 
I Got a Feeling2:53
Baby I Need Your Loving2:46
It's the Same Old Song 
Reach Out I'll Be There2:59
Standing in the Shadows of Love2:39
Bernadette3:03
It's the Same Old Song 
Merry Christmas Baby5:05
Reach Out I'll Be There2:59
In These Changing Times5:28
I'll Try Not to Cry2:44
If You Could See Me Now2:56
One More Bridge to Cross2:58
Call Me3:04
You Gotta Have Love in Your Heart2:49
Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head3:40
Elusive Butterfly3:10
Let's Make Love Now3:10
Everybody's Talkin'2:53
Reflections3:33
This Girl's In Love With You 
White Christmas 
Reach Out I'll Be There2:59
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)2:46
I'm Glad About It3:08
I Can't Believe You Love Me3:20
Reach Out I'll Be There 
For Once in My Life2:45
Dream On 
I Believe in You and Me4:03
Shake Me, Wake Me [When It's Over]2:43
I Just Can't Walk Away4:24
I Can't Quit Your Love3:41
Reflections3:28
Climb Ev'ry Mountain [Live]4:08
I'm in a Different World 
Ask the Lonely2:49
Body and Soul 
You Gotta Have Love in Your Heart 
Simple Game 
You Keep Running Away2:51
What Is a Man? 
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)2:46
I'm a Believer2:38
Bernadette 
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)2:46
If I Were a Carpenter2:51
Wonderful Baby2:35
Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got) 
Ask the Lonely2:37
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)2:46
Still Water (Love) 
Bernadette 
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)2:46
I Got a Feeling2:56
Baby I Need Your Loving 
Bernadette 
Baby I Need Your Loving 
Bernadette 
Baby I Need Your Loving 
Reach Out I'll Be There2:59
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)2:46
Ask the Lonely2:47
Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)3:03
Little Drummer Boy7:45
Still Water (Love) 
It's the Same Old Song 
Walk Away Renee 
Macarthur Park 
Still Water (Love) 
Are You Man Enough3:27
Reach Out I'll Be There2:59
It's the Same Old Song 
It's the Same Old Song 
What Is a Man? 
It's All in the Game2:52
Macarthur Park 
Standing in the Shadows of Love2:39
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) 
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)2:46
I Know I'm Losing You2:27
Merry Christmas Baby5:05
Don't Walk Away 
All I Do3:44
Reach Out I'll Be There2:59
The Christmas Song3:57
Away in a Manger2:45
This Christmas4:32
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas3:50
Still Water (Love)3:13
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)2:46
Reach Out I'll Be There2:59
Baby I Need Your Loving2:46
Still Water (Love) [Live]3:09
Still Water (Love) [DVD; Live] 
Climb Ev'ry Mountain [Live]4:08
When She Was My Girl3:22
It's the Same Old Song2:40
Back to School Again3:51
What Is a Man? 
I'm in a Different World 
Yesterday's Dreams2:56
You Gotta Have Love in Your Heart 
Macarthur Park [Live]5:47
In These Changing Times5:28
Don't Let Him Take Your Love From Me 
Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)2:39
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)2:46
Ask the Lonely2:48
I Can't Quit Your Love3:35
Reflections3:28
Without the One You Love (Life's Not Worthwhile)2:55
You Keep Running Away2:51
Standing in the Shadows of Love2:39
Little Drummer Boy7:45
I Got a Feeling2:53
If I Were a Carpenter2:51
Ball of Confusion2:16
Ain't Too Proud to Beg2:27
Ain't Too Proud to Beg2:27
Ain't Too Proud to Beg2:27
Ain't Too Proud to Beg2:27
Ball of Confusion2:16
Ain't Too Proud to Beg2:27
River Deep, Mountain High 
Ain't Too Proud to Beg2:27
Ball of Confusion2:16
White Christmas4:20
Silent Night5:03
Ain't Too Proud to Beg2:27
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) 
Together We Can Make Such Sweet Music 
Ball of Confusion2:16
Ball of Confusion2:16
River Deep, Mountain High 
White Christmas4:20
Yesterday's Dreams3:00
Macarthur Park [Live]5:47
Don't Walk Away 
Ain't Too Proud to Beg2:27
White Christmas4:20
It's Growing2:58
Ain't Too Proud to Beg2:27
Ain't Too Proud to Beg2:27
We Got A Love Thang3:39
Ain't Too Proud to Beg2:27
Ain't Too Proud to Beg2:27
It's Growing2:58
Ball of Confusion2:16
River Deep, Mountain High 
It's All in the Game2:52
Bernadette3:02
Reach Out I'll Be There2:59
Merry Christmas Baby5:05
If You Don't Want My Love3:27
It's All in the Game2:52
It's the Same Old Song 
In These Changing Times5:28
Macarthur Park [Live]5:47
Catfish6:35
Reach Out I'll Be There 
Just Seven Numbers [Can Straighten Out My Life; Album Version]3:11
I'll Turn to Stone2:28
You Keep Running Away2:51
Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)3:03
River Deep, Mountain High4:54
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) 
Psychedelic Shack3:52
Simple Game2:59
Macarthur Park 
Are You Man Enough3:27
One Chain Don't Make No Prison4:07
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)2:46
If You Don't Want My Love3:27
You Gotta Have Love in Your Heart [Stereo Promo Version]2:29
Reach Out I'll Be There 
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)2:46
Stay In My Lonely Arms3:15
Baby I Need Your Loving 
Catfish6:35
Baby I Need Your Loving 
It's the Same Old Song 
Baby I Need Your Loving2:46
Walk Away Renee2:42
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)2:46
Sweet Understanding Love3:24
Psychedelic Shack3:52
If You Don't Want My Love3:27
It's the Same Old Song2:40
Helpless2:39
Reach Out I'll Be There2:59
Baby I Need Your Loving2:46
A Place in the Sun3:25
7-Rooms of Gloom3:32
Something About You2:53
Just Seven Numbers (Can Straighten Out My Life)3:05
Do What You Gotta Do 
I Got a Feeling2:56
A Taste of Honey 
I'll Turn to Stone2:20
Eleanor Rigby 
Still Water (Love)3:13
(It's the Way) Nature Planned It3:46
Walk Away Renee2:42
I Believe in You and Me4:03
Something About You2:53
Stay In My Lonely Arms3:15
You Gotta Have Love in Your Heart2:49
Psychedelic Shack3:52
Psychedelic Shack3:52
It's the Same Old Song 
You Gotta Have Love in Your Heart2:49
Away in a Manger2:45
You Gotta Have Love in Your Heart2:49
Are You Man Enough3:27
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen2:52
Ask the Lonely4:34
River Deep, Mountain High4:54
It's All in the Game2:52
Ask the Lonely4:48
Keeper of the Castle [Live]2:48
I Can't Get Next to You2:54
You Keep Running Away2:51
I'll Be There3:57

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