The music of Motown wouldn't be the same without the vocal stylings of one the all-time greats, William "Smokey" Robinson.

Robinson is most notable for being the founder and front man of  the group, The Miracles, for which he also served as the group's lead songwriter and producer. Robinson the group from its 1955 inception as The Five Chimes up until 1972 when he announced his retirement from the stage.

Robinson later  returned to the music industry as a solo artist the following year and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

Now, in celebration of Smokey Robinson's upcoming performance at the QuickChek NJ Festival of Ballooning at Solberg Airport in Readington on July 28th, we created a list of some of Smokey Robinson's top 10 all-time greatest songs.

Make sure you get your tickets to catch Smokey live at the QuickChek NJ Festival of Ballooning on July 28th by clicking here.


"One Heartbeat" - 1987


"Mickey's Monkey" - 1963



"Just to See Her" - 1987



"Baby Baby Don't Cry" - 1969



"You've Really Got a Hold on Me" - 1962


"Cruisin" - 1979


"I Second That Emotion" - 1967


"Shop Around" - 1960


"Being With You" - 1981


"Tears of a Clown" - 1967

What are some of your favorite by songs Smokey Robinson? Leave a comment below.

Remember to catch Smokey Robinson at the QuickCheck NJ Festival of Ballooning on Saturday night July 28th.