I still can’t get enough Motown. It’s some of the best stuff for me to work to in the mornings–happy, complicated, and just so groovy. Here are a few songs** for your Valentine (the playlist mixes its intended genders, mostly because I had to get Marvin Gaye in there):


*I wish Phil Spector wasn’t a convicted murderer, because his “little symphonies for the kids” line is one of the best summaries of why I like the music so much.

**I know Etta James is pushing it on a Motown list, but I couldn’t resist.