Motown Remixed

Motown Remixed is a 2005 compilation album containing remixed versions of Motown hits, released on May 24, 2005 by Motown/Universal Records.

Motown Remixed
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Remix album by
Various Artists
ReleasedMay 24, 2005
GenreFunk, soul
LabelMotown/Universal Records
Various Artists chronology
Motown Remixed
(2005)
Motown Remixed, Vol. 2
(2007)

Several hip hop and dance producers, including Z-Trip, DJ Jazzy Jeff, the Randy Watson Experience, Salaam Remi, Groove Boutique (aka DJ Rafe Gomez and David Baron), and Easy Mo Bee, took hit records by the Jackson 5, the Temptations, the Supremes, and others, and re-imagined them in new styles. The Jackson 5's "ABC", for example, is re-imagined by Salaam Remi as a crunk song, Smokey Robinson's Quiet Storm is presented by Groove Boutique as a lush, chilled out jazzy jam, and Tranzition takes the Supremes' up-tempo "My World is Empty Without You" and transforms it into a ballad.

The iTunes Music Store version has several additional remixes in the album. Furthermore, the UK, European and Australian releases each have a few remixes that were not included on the US edition and are marked with an asterisk [*] below. An accompanying compilation, Motown Unmixed, features each track in its original version.

In 2007, a follow up album Motown Remixed, Volume 2 was released.

Also in 2011, the second follow up album, re-titled Love Motown Remixed, actually Motown Remixed Volume 3, was released only in Japan featuring 12 local remixes. Unlike the designs for the covers of volume 1 and 2, volume 3's cover features the logo "Love Motown Remixed" and a picture of Michael Jackson underneath the blue sky, throwing his jacket in right hand.

Track listingsEdit

Vol.1 US EditionEdit

  1. "I Want You Back" (Z-Trip Remix) – The Jackson 5
  2. "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (The Randy Watson Experience Sympathy For The Grapes Mix) – Gladys Knight & the Pips
  3. "Let's Get It On" (Da Producers MPG Groove Mix) – Marvin Gaye
  4. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" (DJ Smash Essential Funk Remix) – Stevie Wonder
  5. "ABC" (Salaam Remi Krunk-A-Delic Party Mix) – The Jackson 5
  6. "I Just Want to Celebrate" (Mocean Worker Remix) – Rare Earth
  7. "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" (DJ Jazzy Jeff & Pete Kuzma Solefull Mix) – The Temptations
  8. "Quiet Storm" (Groove Boutique Remix) – Smokey Robinson
  9. "My World Is Empty Without You" (Tranzition Remix) – The Supremes
  10. "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)" (Easy Mo Bee Remix) – The Temptations
  11. "Smiling Faces Sometimes" (Futureshock Entertainment Main Ingredient Mix) – Undisputed Truth
  12. "The Tears of a Clown" (Hotsnax Remix) – Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  13. "Keep on Truckin'" (DJ Spinna Remix) – Eddie Kendricks
  14. "War" (King Britt Mix) – Edwin Starr
  15. "Mary Jane" (DJ Green Lantern Evil Genius mix) – Rick James

iTunes Bonus Tracks

16. "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" (Mocean Worker Remix) – Jimmy Ruffin
17. "Reach Out I'll Be There" (Montez Payton & Taurus Braxton Remix) – Four Tops
18. "(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave" (Noizetrip Mix) – Martha & the Vandellas
19. "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" (The Rurals Cool Mix) – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

Vol.1 UK EditionEdit

  1. "I Want You Back" (Z-Trip Remix) – The Jackson 5
  2. "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (The Randy Watson Experience Sympathy For The Grapes Mix) – Gladys Knight & the Pips
  3. "Let's Get It On" (Da Producers MPG Groove Mix) – Marvin Gaye
  4. "Keep on Truckin'" (DJ Spinna Remix) – Eddie Kendricks
  5. "War" (King Britt Mix) – Edwin Starr
  6. "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" (DJ Jazzy Jeff & Pete Kuzma Solefull Mix) – The Temptations
  7. "Stoned Love" (A Tom Moulton Mix) – The Supremes *
  8. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" (DJ Smash Essential Funk Remix) – Stevie Wonder
  9. "I Just Want to Celebrate" (Mocean Worker Remix) – Rare Earth
  10. "Smiling Faces Sometimes" (Futureshock Entertainment Main Ingredient Mix) – Undisputed Truth
  11. "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)" (Kenny Dope Mix) – Gladys Knight & the Pips *
  12. "My World Is Empty Without You" (Tranzition Remix) – The Supremes
  13. "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)" (Easy Mo Bee Remix) – The Temptations
  14. "Quiet Storm" (Groove Boutique Remix) – Smokey Robinson

Vol.1 European EditionEdit

  1. "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (Ben Human Mix) – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell *
  2. "I Want You Back" (Z-Trip Remix) – The Jackson 5
  3. "Let's Get It On" (Da Producers MPG Groove Mix) – Marvin Gaye
  4. "Quiet Storm" (Groove Boutique Remix) – Smokey Robinson
  5. "Smiling Faces Sometimes" (Katalyst Mix) – Undisputed Truth *
  6. "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (The Randy Watson Experience Sympathy For The Grapes Mix) – Gladys Knight & the Pips
  7. "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" (DJ Jazzy Jeff & Pete Kuzma Solefull Mix) – The Temptations
  8. "Keep on Truckin'" (DJ Spinna Remix) – Eddie Kendricks
  9. "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)" (Kenny Dope Mix) – Gladys Knight & the Pips
  10. "The Tears of a Clown" (Soul Society Remix) – Smokey Robinson & the Miracles *
  11. "My World Is Empty Without You" (Tranzition Remix) – The Supremes
  12. "ABC" (DJ Friction Remix) – The Jackson 5 *
  13. "I Just Want to Celebrate" (Mocean Worker Remix) – Rare Earth
  14. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" (DJ Smash Essential Funk Remix) – Stevie Wonder
  15. "War" (Turntablerocker Remix) – Edwin Starr *

Vol.1 Australian EditionEdit

  1. "I Want You Back" (Suffa "Hilltop Hoods" Remix) – The Jackson 5 *
  2. "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (The Randy Watson Experience Sympathy For The Grapes Mix) – Gladys Knight & the Pips
  3. "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" (DJ Jazzy Jeff & Pete Kuzma Solefull Mix) – The Temptations
  4. "Smiling Faces Sometimes" (Katalyst Mix) – Undisputed Truth
  5. "Let's Get It On" (Da Producers MPG Groove Mix) – Marvin Gaye
  6. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" (DJ Smash Essential Funk Remix) – Stevie Wonder
  7. "ABC" (Salaam Remi Krunk-A-Delic Party Mix) – The Jackson 5
  8. "I Just Want to Celebrate" (Mocean Worker Remix) – Rare Earth
  9. "My World Is Empty Without You" (Tranzition Remix) – The Supremes
  10. "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)" (Easy Mo Bee Remix) – The Temptations
  11. "Mary Jane" (DJ Green Lantern Evil Genius Mix) – Rick James
  12. "Keep on Truckin'" (DJ Spinna Remix) – Eddie Kendricks
  13. "The Tears of a Clown" (Hotsnax Remix) – Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  14. "War" (Danielsan Ichiban Remix) – Edwin Starr *

Vol.2 US EditionEdit

  1. "Shotgun" (Los Amigos Invisibles Mix) - Junior Walker & the All Stars
  2. "(Love Is Like A) Heatwave" (David Elizondo Mix) - Martha Reeves & the Vandellas
  3. "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" (David Elizondo Mix) - The Temptations
  4. "I Want You Back" (SPK Mix) - The Jackson 5
  5. "The Boss" (Chosen Few Remix) - Diana Ross
  6. "Dancing Machine" (Miami Mix) - The Jackson 5
  7. "I Can't Get Next To You" (Randy Cantor Mix) - The Temptations
  8. "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" (Fun Machine Mix) - Marvin Gaye
  9. "Square Biz" (Sonidero Nacional Remix) - Teena Marie
  10. "Don't Look Any Further" (DJ U.F. Low Mix) - Dennis Edwards and Siedah Garrett
  11. "Aqui Con Tigo (Being With You)" (Eric Bodi Rivera Mix) - Smokey Robinson

iTunes Bonus Tracks

12 "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" (Bossa Mix By Mixmaster & Anthony Reale) - Marvin Gaye
13 "Jimmy Mack" (M+M Productions Fiesta Mix / Mixed By John Morales) - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
14 "Jimmy Mack" (M+M Productions Spanglish Fiesta Mix Edit / Mixed By John Morales) - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
15 "Being With You (Aqui Con Tigo)" (Eric Bodi Rivera Spanglish Mix) - Smokey Robinson

Vol.3 Japanese Edition ("Love Motown Remixed")Edit

  1. "ABC" (Plus-Tech Squeeze Box Remix) - The Jackson 5
  2. "I Want You Back" (RE:NDZ Remix) - The Jackson 5
  3. "Please Mr. Postman" (Yoshino Yoshikawa Remix) - The Marvelettes
  4. "Baby Love" (Groovehacker$ Remix) - The Supremes
  5. "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)" (Sexy-Synthesizer Remix) - Four Tops
  6. "Dancing In The Street" (8#Prince Remix) - Martha & the Vandellas
  7. "You Can't Hurry Love" (Tofubeats Remix) - The Supremes
  8. "The Tears Of A Clown" (MYSS Remix) - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  9. "War" (Okadada Re-Edit) - Edwin Starr
  10. "It's A Shame" (Dorian Remix) - The Spinners
  11. "Never Can Say Goodbye" (RE:NDZ Remix) - The Jackson 5
  12. "(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave" (Sylcmyk Orangelove Remix) - Martha & the Vandellas

Promotional singlesEdit

Motown Remixed Volume 1: Hip HopEdit

  1. "I Want You Back" (Z-Trip Remix) – The Jackson 5
  2. "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" (The Randy Watson Experience Sympathy For The Grapes Mix) – Gladys Knight and the Pips
  3. "ABC" (Salaam Remi Extended Krunk-A-Delic Party Mix) – The Jackson 5
  4. "Smiling Faces Sometimes" (Futureshock Entertainment Main Ingredient Mix) – Undisputed Truth
  5. "I Want You Back" (Z-Trip Bonus Beats) – The Jackson 5[1]

Motown Remixed Volume 2: ClubEdit

  1. "Keep On Truckin'" (DJ Spinna Extended Mix) – Eddie Kendricks
  2. "War" (King Britt Extended Mix) – Edwin Starr
  3. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" (DJ Smash Essential Funk Mix) – Stevie Wonder[2]

Motown Remixed Volume 3: ChillEdit

  1. "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" (DJ Jazzy Jeff & Pete Kuzma Solefull Mix) – The Temptations
  2. "Let's Get It On" (Da Producers MPG Groove Mix) – Marvin Gaye
  3. "Quiet Storm" (Groove Boutique Mix) – Smokey Robinson[3]

Motown Remixed Online ExclusiveEdit

  1. "ABC" (Salaam Remi Ska Mix) - The Jackson 5
  2. "Mary Jane" (DJ Green Lantern Evil Genius Mix) - Rick James[4]

Motown Remixed Extras - Real/RhapsodyEdit

  1. "Keep On Truckin'" (DJ Spinna Extended Mix) – Eddie Kendricks
  2. "ABC" (Salaam Remi Extended Krunk-A-Delic Party Mix) - The Jackson 5[5]

I Heard It Through The Grapevine / WarEdit

  1. "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" (The Randy Watson Experience Sympathy For The Grapes Mix) – Gladys Knight and the Pips
  2. "War" (King Britt Extended Mix) – Edwin Starr[6]

German Promotional 12'Edit

  1. "War" (Turntablerocker Extended Remix) - Edwin Starr
  2. "War" (Turntablerocker Dub Mix) - Edwin Starr
  3. "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (Ben Human Remix) - Marvin Gaye & Tami Terrell
  4. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" (DJ Smash Essential Funk Mix) - Stevie Wonder[7]

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