Detroit didn’t just put the world on wheels; it also made the world head to the dance floor thanks to Motown Records. Many of those hits that made the world dance were written by the songwriting trio of Holland-Dozier-Holland.
Made up of Lamont Dozier and brothers Brian and Eddie Holland, Holland-Dozier-Holland were paired together by Motown founder Berry Gordy in 1963. Over the course of five years, the amount of hits they wrote is almost obscene.
For The Supremes alone, Holland-Dozier-Holland wrote nine #1 hits. The songwriting trio also penned massive hits for The Four Tops, Martha and the Vandellas, Marvin Gaye and more.
Dozier died yesterday (August 8) at age 81. In tribute, here are 15 songs written by Holland-Dozier-Holland everyone knows.