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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]

R&B Duet Hits
SongDuration
I Can't Help Myself3:16

The 80s, Pt. 2 [2014]

The 80s, Pt. 2
SongDuration
Loco in Acapulco4:24

S.O.U.L. [2011]

S.O.U.L.
SongDuration
When She Was My Girl4:02

101 Barbecue Songs [2010]

101 Barbecue Songs
SongDuration
Loco In Acapulco4:31

100 Tubes 80s [2009]

100 Tubes 80s
SongDuration
Loco in Acapulco3:29

Heroes & Champions [2009]

Heroes & Champions
SongDuration
Back to School3:29

Playlist Your Way [2008]

Playlist Your Way
SongDuration
Psychedelic Shack3:54

The Best Of The 80s [2008]

The Best Of The 80s
SongDuration
Indestructible4:31

This Christmas [2008]

This Christmas
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Silent Night 

Concert Hits [2007]

Concert Hits
SongDuration
Still Water (Love)3:07

Gold [2006]

Gold
SongDuration
This Guy's in Love With You4:00

True Motown [2006]

True Motown
SongDuration
A Simple Game2:58

Get Ready [2002]

Get Ready
SongDuration
Psychedelic Shack3:41

The Complete, Vol. 1 [2002]

The Complete, Vol. 1
SongDuration
MacArthur Park3:40

The Singles+ [2000]

The Singles+
SongDuration
A Simple Game2:54

Motown Legends, Vol. 4 [1995]

Motown Legends, Vol. 4
SongDuration
Bernadette3:03

The Wonder Years [1994]

The Wonder Years
SongDuration
Walk Away Renee 

Finally [1993]

Finally
SongDuration
We Got a Love Thang5:28

Tonight [1981]

Tonight
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Don't Walk Away4:13

Super Hits [1976]

Super Hits
SongDuration
Walk Away Renee 

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Unknown Album
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I Couldn't Cry If I Wanted To2:40
Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)2:39
If I Were a Carpenter2:51
It's All in the Game2:52
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 
What Is a Man? 
Ask the Lonely2:48
It's the Same Old Song2:40
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
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)2:46
It's the Same Old Song2:40
Still Water (Love)3:13
When She Was My Girl3:22
Bernadette3:02
Walk Away Renee2:42
All I Do3:44
Reach Out I'll Be There2:59
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
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen2:52
Something About You2:53
I Got a Feeling2:56
I Believe in You and Me4:03
Baby I Need Your Loving2:46
(It's the Way) Nature Planned It3:46
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
Helpless2:39
Do What You Gotta Do 
A Taste of Honey 
I'll Turn to Stone2:20
Eleanor Rigby 
Still Water (Love)3:13
Don't Walk Away 
Reach Out I'll Be There2:59
I Know I'm Losing You2:27
Ain't Too Proud to Beg2:27
It's Growing2:58
Ball of Confusion2:16
River Deep, Mountain High 
Ain't Too Proud to Beg2:27
Ball of Confusion2:16
Ain't Too Proud to Beg2:27
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
Ball of Confusion2:16
River Deep, Mountain High 
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 
Ain't Too Proud to Beg2:27
We Got A Love Thang3:39
The Christmas Song3:57
Climb Ev'ry Mountain [Live]4:08
Away in a Manger2:45
This Christmas4:32
Merry Christmas Baby5:05
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas3:50
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] 
Little Drummer Boy7:45
Ain't Too Proud to Beg2:27
Back to School Again3:51
I Got a Feeling2:53
River Deep, Mountain High 
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
White Christmas4:20
River Deep, Mountain High4:54

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