The Emperors of Soul...
Rhythm & Blues. Soul. Funk. Doo-Wop. Rock and Roll. All words used to describe the timeless music of The Temptations. Ironic, as they played an integral and vital role in defining each of those genres.
According to Billboard™ magazine, The Temptations are the top all-time R&B artists, thanks to the soul group's success since the 1960s, with the ensemble having tallied a record 16 No. 1s on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart (which began in 1965) and 14 leaders on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart (which dates to 1958), including its longest-leading hit single, the eight-week No. 1 "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" in 1966. The act scored 43 top 10s, including in each decade from the '60s through the '90s. Click HERE to read the whole article.
The titles alone summon memories beyond measure: “The Way You Do The Things You Do,” “My Girl,” “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg,” “I Wish It Would Rain,” “Cloud Nine,” “Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me),” “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone.” The Temptations are forever, they truly are the Emperors of Soul.