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Smokey Robinson

Smokey Robinson
Real name
William Robinson Jr.
Born
February 19, 1940
Country
United States
IPI
00026288086
00026289573
00076317959
00126995440
00581618826
Member of
The Miracles
USA for Africa (1985)

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Originals

Title Performer Release date Covered by
1981 (12 artists)
May 1979 (17 artists)
August 1983 Sandra de Sá
1985 (5 artists)
November 1987 Bette Midler with David Pack
February 3, 1987 (4 artists)
February 24, 1987 (2 artists)
January 1982 Fleurette Edwards
March 1975 (4 artists)
Sampled by De La Soul

Covers by Smokey Robinson

Title Performer Release date Originally by
August 19, 2014 Marvin Gaye
1981 Smokey Robinson
Bad Girl / (You Can) Depend on Me Smokey Robinson November 1978 Unverified
August 19, 2014 Smokey Robinson
November 10, 2017 The Miracles
August 19, 2014 Smokey Robinson
August 25, 2009 Jesse Harris and The Ferdinandos
June 14, 2013 Renée Harris, Charles Valentino, Ben Harney & Ken Prymus
September 18, 2002 Smokey Robinson
June 20, 2006 Felicia Sanders
2007 The Temptations
August 19, 2014 The Temptations
March 1975 Michel Legrand, Bobby Darin
Here I Go Again Smokey Robinson November 1978 Unverified
June 20, 2006 Aida Ward and Willard McLean
January 1982 The Miracles
June 20, 2006 Little Jack Little and His Orchestra, James Moody and His Swedish Crowns, King Pleasure
I Second That Emotion Smokey Robinson November 1978 Unverified
October 12, 1994 Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
February 14, 1995 Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
June 20, 2006 Virginia Bruce
August 25, 2009 The Jackson 5
August 5, 1983 Jeffrey
June 1973 The Association, The Jackson 5
Mickey's Monkey Smokey Robinson November 1978 Unverified
June 20, 2006 Mayo Methot
August 19, 2014 The Temptations
June 20, 2006 Fred Astaire
November 10, 2017 Emily Laurey, (unknown)
August 19, 2014 The Miracles
Ooo Baby Baby Smokey Robinson November 1978 Unverified
June 20, 2006 Ella Logan with Bill Harty Orchestra
November 8, 2013 Charles Brown
November 10, 2017 Charles Brown
August 19, 2014 Smokey Robinson
November 10, 2017 Eddie Cantor
November 10, 2017 Joseph Mohr, Franz Gruber, Haydn Quartet
February 1986 Alan Gorrie
November 17, 2014 Paul McCartney
June 20, 2006 Kurt Weill
June 20, 2006 Phyllis Cleveland and Jack Barker
2007 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
September 19, 2006 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
November 10, 2017 The King Cole Trio
August 19, 2014 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
The Tears of a Clown Smokey Robinson November 1978 Unverified
August 19, 2014 The Miracles
August 19, 2014 The Temptations
November 10, 2017 Donny Hathaway
June 20, 2006 Margaret Whiting with Frank De Vol and His Orchestra, Cyndi Lauper
October 23, 2009 The Miracles
Tracks of My Tears Smokey Robinson November 1978 Unverified
November 10, 2017 Bing Crosby & Martha Mears
June 1973 The Shirelles
June 20, 2006 Larry Clinton & His Orchestra
February 14, 1990 Dave Loggins
August 19, 2014 The Miracles
2003 The Miracles
2014 The Miracles
You've Really Got a Hold on Me Smokey Robinson November 1978 Unverified

Sampled songs

Title Performer Release date Info
March 1975 Covered by (4 artists)
Sampled by De La Soul

Songs written by Smokey Robinson

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
A Breath Taking, First Sight Soul Shaking, One Night Love Making, New Day Heart Breaking Guy Smokey Robinson The Supremes June 12, 1963 Covered by (2 artists)
A Fork in the Road Smokey Robinson, Warren Moore, Ronald White The Miracles June 23, 1965 Covered by Rebbie Jackson
Ain't That Peculiar Smokey Robinson, Warren Moore, Marvin Tarplin, Bobby Rogers Marvin Gaye September 14, 1965 Covered by (72 artists)
As Long As I Know He's Mine Smokey Robinson The Marvelettes October 1963 Covered by Julie Grant
Automatically Sunshine Smokey Robinson The Supremes May 1972 Covered by (3 artists)
Baby, Baby Don't Cry Smokey Robinson, Al Cleveland, Terry Johnson Smokey Robinson & The Miracles December 12, 1968 Covered by Gerald Wilson Orchestra
Baby, Baby I Need You Smokey Robinson The Temptations August 20, 1964 Covered by The Wailers
Bad Girl Smokey Robinson, Berry Gordy The Miracles July 1959 Covered by (5 artists)
Being with You Smokey Robinson Smokey Robinson 1981 Covered by (12 artists)
Choosey Beggar Smokey Robinson, Warren Moore The Miracles November 1965 Covered by (2 artists)
Christmas Everyday Smokey Robinson The Miracles October 29, 1963 Covered by (5 artists)
Come on Do the Jerk Smokey Robinson, Warren Moore, Bobby Rogers, Ronald White The Miracles November 20, 1964 Covered by (2 artists)
Cruisin' Smokey Robinson, Marvin Tarplin Smokey Robinson May 1979 Covered by (16 artists)
Don't Look Back Smokey Robinson, Ronald White The Temptations September 30, 1965 Covered by (17 artists)
Don't Mess with Bill Smokey Robinson The Marvelettes November 26, 1965 Covered by (9 artists)
Fading Away Smokey Robinson, Warren Moore, Robert Rodgers The Temptations February 7, 1966 Covered by (2 artists)
Fan the Flame Smokey Robinson, Al Cleveland, Terry Johnson The Temptations April 29, 1968 Covered by (2 artists)
First I Look at the Purse Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers The Contours June 23, 1965 Covered by (8 artists)
Floy Joy Smokey Robinson Covered by (2 artists)
From Head to Toe Smokey Robinson The Miracles November 1965 Covered by (3 artists)
Get Ready Smokey Robinson The Temptations February 7, 1966 Covered by (68 artists)
Give Him Up Smokey Robinson Martha and The Vandellas June 28, 1963 Covered by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
Going to a Go-Go Smokey Robinson, Warren Moore, Marvin Tarplin, Bobby Rogers The Miracles November 1965 Covered by (10 artists)
Here I Am Baby Smokey Robinson Barbara McNair November 1966 Covered by (3 artists)
Here I Go Again Smokey Robinson, Warren Moore, Al Cleveland, Terry Johnson Smokey Robinson & The Miracles May 1969 Covered by (3 artists)
He's the One I Love Smokey Robinson Mary Wells May 11, 1964 Covered by Tammi Terrell
I Don't Blame You at All Smokey Robinson Smokey Robinson & The Miracles February 1971 Covered by Mathilde Santing and The Whole Band
If You Can Want Smokey Robinson Smokey Robinson and The Miracles February 8, 1968 Covered by (3 artists)
I Like It Like That Smokey Robinson, Marvin Tarplin The Miracles June 3, 1964 Covered by (2 artists)
I'll Be Doggone Smokey Robinson, Warren Moore, Marvin Tarplin Marvin Gaye February 26, 1965 Covered by (13 artists)
I'll Try Something New Smokey Robinson The Miracles April 1962 Covered by (5 artists)
In Case You Need Love Smokey Robinson The Miracles November 1965 Covered by The Screws
I Second That Emotion Smokey Robinson, Al Cleveland Smokey Robinson and The Miracles October 12, 1967 Covered by (24 artists)
It's Growing Smokey Robinson, Warren Moore The Temptations March 22, 1965 Covered by (12 artists)
I've Been Good to You Smokey Robinson The Miracles December 14, 1961 Covered by (4 artists)
I Want a Love I Can See Smokey Robinson The Temptations March 18, 1963 Covered by (8 artists)
Little Miss Sweetness Smokey Robinson The Temptations June 15, 1966 Covered by (3 artists)
Love Brought Us Here Tonight Smokey Robinson, Allan Rich, Stephen Geyer Smokey Robinson with Syreeta February 24, 1987 Covered by (2 artists)
More Love Smokey Robinson Smokey Robinson & The Miracles August 1967 Covered by (9 artists)
My Girl Smokey Robinson, Ronald White The Temptations December 21, 1964 Covered by (162 artists)
My Girl Has Gone Smokey Robinson, Warren Moore, Marvin Tarplin, Ronald White The Miracles October 1965 Covered by (3 artists)
My Guy Smokey Robinson Mary Wells March 13, 1964 Covered by (37 artists)
My Smile Is Just a Frown (Turned Upside Down) Smokey Robinson, William Stevenson, Janie Bradford Carolyn Crawford August 4, 1964 Covered by (2 artists)
No More Water in the Well Smokey Robinson, Warren Moore, Bobby Rogers The Temptations July 17, 1967 Covered by (2 artists)
One More Heartache Smokey Robinson, Warren Moore, Marvin Tarplin, Ronald White, Robert Rodgers Marvin Gaye January 31, 1966 Covered by (14 artists)
Ooo Baby Baby Smokey Robinson, Warren Moore The Miracles March 5, 1965 Covered by (45 artists)
Operator Smokey Robinson Mary Wells October 29, 1962 Covered by (2 artists)
Point It Out Smokey Robinson, Marvin Tarplin, Al Cleveland Smokey Robinson & The Miracles November 1969 Covered by Mathilde Santing
Precious Little Things Smokey Robinson, Marvin Tarplin, Pamela Moffett The Supremes May 1972 Covered by Angélica [BR]
Quiet Storm Smokey Robinson, Rose Ella Jones Smokey Robinson March 1975 Covered by (4 artists)
Save Me Smokey Robinson, Warren Moore, Bobby Rogers The Miracles November 16, 1966 Covered by (2 artists)
She's Got to Be Real Smokey Robinson, Ronald White Marvin Gaye September 14, 1965 Covered by Brinsley Schwarz
Shop Around Smokey Robinson, Berry Gordy The Miracles featuring Bill "Smokey" Robinson September 27, 1960 Covered by (28 artists)
Since I Lost My Baby Smokey Robinson, Warren Moore The Temptations June 1965 Covered by (13 artists)
Special Occasion Smokey Robinson, Al Cleveland Smokey Robinson and The Miracles July 30, 1968 Covered by (2 artists)
Still Water (Love) Smokey Robinson, Frank Wilson Four Tops 1970 Covered by (2 artists)
Swept for You Baby Smokey Robinson The Miracles November 16, 1966 Covered by (3 artists)
That's What Love Is Made Of Smokey Robinson, Warren Moore, Bobby Rogers The Miracles August 28, 1964 Covered by (3 artists)
The Further You Look the Less You See Smokey Robinson, Norman Whitfield The Temptations March 18, 1963 Covered by (2 artists)
The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game Smokey Robinson The Marvelettes March 1967 Covered by (18 artists)
The Hurt Is Over Smokey Robinson, Marvin Tarplin, Al Cleveland Smokey Robinson & The Miracles July 10, 1969 Covered by (2 artists)
The Letter Smokey Robinson, Al Cleveland, Terry Johnson The Monitors June 7, 2011 Covered by David Ruffin
The Love I Saw in You Was Just a Mirage Smokey Robinson, Marvin Tarplin Smokey Robinson & The Miracles February 1967 Covered by The Jackson 5
Then Smokey Robinson, Warren Moore, Bobby Rogers Four Tops July 8, 1966 Covered by (2 artists)
The One Who Really Loves You Smokey Robinson Mary Wells February 8, 1962 Covered by (11 artists)
There's a Sad Story Here Smokey Robinson Smokey Robinson and The Miracles February 22, 1994 Covered by Darrell Nulisch
The Tears of a Clown Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Henry Cosby Smokey Robinson & The Miracles August 1967 Covered by (38 artists)
The Way You Do the Things You Do Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers The Temptations January 1964 Covered by (34 artists)
Tracks of My Tears Smokey Robinson, Warren Moore, Marvin Tarplin The Miracles June 23, 1965 Covered by (66 artists)
Two Lovers Smokey Robinson Mary Wells October 29, 1962 Covered by (6 artists)
Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right Smokey Robinson, Berry Gordy Barrett Strong June 3, 1961 Covered by Mary Wells
What Love Has Joined Together Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers Mary Wells April 24, 1963 Covered by (7 artists)
What's Easy for Two Is So Hard for One Smokey Robinson Mary Wells August 30, 1963 Covered by (7 artists)
What's So Good About Good-by Smokey Robinson The Miracles December 14, 1961 Covered by (4 artists)
When I'm Gone Smokey Robinson Mary Wells November 16, 1966 Covered by (4 artists)
Who's Lovin' You Smokey Robinson The Miracles featuring Bill "Smokey" Robinson September 27, 1960 Covered by (28 artists)
Would I Love You Smokey Robinson The Miracles August 28, 1964 Covered by Len Barry
You Beat Me to the Punch Smokey Robinson, Ronald White Mary Wells July 17, 1962 Covered by (9 artists)
(You Can) Depend on Me Smokey Robinson, Berry Gordy The Miracles September 1959 Covered by (5 artists)
You're So Fine and Sweet Smokey Robinson, Marvin Tarplin The Miracles June 3, 1964 Covered by (2 artists)
Your Old Stand By Smokey Robinson, Janie Bradford Mary Wells April 24, 1963 Covered by Gladys Knight & The Pips
Your Wonderful Sweet, Sweet Love Smokey Robinson The Supremes May 1972 Covered by Greta y los Garbo
You've Got to Earn It Smokey Robinson, Cornelius Grant The Temptations June 1965 Covered by The Staple Singers
You've Really Got a Hold on Me Smokey Robinson The Miracles November 9, 1962 Covered by (69 artists)

Adapted songs

Title Written by Originals Originally by Covered by
Got a Job Smokey Robinson, Berry Gordy, Billy Davis Get a Job The Miracles
Happy Smokey Robinson Love Theme from "Lady Sings the Blues" Bobby Darin Covered by (8 artists)

Releases

Albums

Title Performer Release date Label
A Quiet Storm Smokey Robinson March 1975 Tamla
Being with You Smokey Robinson February 1981 Tamla
Blame It on Love & All the Great Hits Smokey Robinson August 5, 1983 Tamla
Christmas Everyday Smokey Robinson November 10, 2017 (self-released)
Love, Smokey Smokey Robinson February 14, 1990 Motown
One Heartbeat Smokey Robinson February 24, 1987 Motown
Smoke Signals Smokey Robinson February 1986 Tamla
Smokey Smokey Robinson June 1973 Tamla
Smokey & Friends Smokey Robinson August 19, 2014 Verve Records
Time Flies When You're Having Fun Smokey Robinson August 25, 2009 Robso Records
Timeless Love Smokey Robinson June 20, 2006 New Door
Where There's Smoke... Smokey Robinson May 1979 Tamla
Yes It's You Lady Smokey Robinson January 1982 Tamla

Singles

Title Performer Release date Label
Aquí contigo Smokey Robinson 1981 Motown
Just to See Her Smokey Robinson February 3, 1987 Motown

Performances also appear on

Title Performer Release date Label
Cold Blooded Rick James August 1983 Motown
Engelbert Calling Engelbert Humperdinck 2014 Conehead UK
Get Ready Human Nature 2007 Columbia
Jack O The Green - Small World Big Band Friends 3 Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra 2003 Radar Records [GB]
Pare, Olhe, Escute - Traduz Os Sucessos da Motown Sandra de Sá September 18, 2002 Mercury
Rainbow Dolly Parton November 1987 Columbia
Soulbook Rod Stewart October 23, 2009 j records [US]
The Art of McCartney [Deluxe Edition] various artists November 17, 2014 Arctic Poppy
The Christmas Album Human Nature November 8, 2013 Sony Music Australia
The Last Dragon various artists 1985 Motown
Tonin' The Manhattan Transfer February 14, 1995 Atlantic
We Are Family - R&B Classics Pat Boone September 19, 2006 The Gold Label
Where It All Began Matthew Morrison June 14, 2013 222 Records
Without Walls Tammy Wynette October 12, 1994 Epic

Tributes

Title Performer Release date Label
Temptations Sing Smokey The Temptations March 22, 1965 Gordy

Reported errors

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