The Miracles originally formed in Detroit Michigan in the mid-50s when primary members Smokey Robinson, Warren “Pete” Moore, Ronnie White, Clarence Dawson, and James Grice formed the Five Chimes. Soon after Emerson and Bobby replaced Dawson and Grice and changed their names to the Matadors.
In 1965, the group turned its name to Smokey Robinson and the Miracles and delivered eleven more studio recordings from 1965 to 1971. We look back at the Biggest Hits Of Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Back In The 60s’:
I Second That Emotion
One of the renowned Motown songs that were a hit by various groups. Being one of them is the group of Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, originally written by Smokey Robinson and Al Cleveland which peaked at No. 4 in the Billboard Hot 100 in 1967.
Ooo Baby Baby
One of the most cherished songs of the 1960s, “Ooo Baby Baby.” This song became a top 20 hit for the Miracles reaching No. 16 in the Billboard Hot 100.
You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me
“You Really Got A Hold On Me,” was released in the group’s 1962 album, The Fabulous Miracles. It was the Miracles’ next top 10 hit after they had broken the top 10 two years earlier with “Shop Around.”
Tracks Of My Tears
This track is one of the all-time classic songs of the 60s. Peaking at No. 16 during its first release in 1965. Penned by Smokey Robinson, Marv Tarplin, and Pete Moore.
The Tears of a Clown
This song was first recorded in 1967 for the album, ‘Make It Happen’. Three years after its initial release, the song became No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 after being released as a remixed version in 1970.