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Norman Whitfield

Norman Whitfield
Real name
Norman Jesse Whitfield
Born
May 12, 1940
Died
September 16, 2008
Country
United States
IPI
00032841992 34 works
00063704487 65 works
Affiliation
BMI
Comments
Songwriter and producer credited as one of the creators of the Motown sound.

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Songs written by Norman Whitfield

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
Ain't No Sun Since You've Been Gone Norman Whitfield, Cornelius Grant, Sylvia Moy Gladys Knight & The Pips October 25, 1966 Covered by (8 artists)
Ain't Too Proud to Beg Norman Whitfield, Eddie Holland The Temptations [US1] January 12, 1966 Covered by (56 artists)
Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today) Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong The Undisputed Truth November 2, 1970 Covered by (22 artists)
Beauty Is Only Skin Deep Norman Whitfield, Eddie Holland The Miracles April 29, 1964 Covered by (9 artists)
Big John Is My Name Norman Whitfield Rare Earth May 1973 Covered by The Undisputed Truth
Call You Mine Norman Whitfield, Steve Mac, Ali Tamposi, Andrew Taggart, Andrew Watt, Tony Ann, Alex Pall The Chainsmokers ft. Bebe Rexha May 31, 2019 Covered by (3 artists)
Car Wash Norman Whitfield Rose Royce 1976 Covered by (22 artists)
Cloud Nine Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong The Temptations [US1] October 2, 1968 Covered by (15 artists)
Do It Right Norman Whitfield Rare Earth March 1976 Covered by Sweet Inspirations
Don't Let Her Take Your Love from Me Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong Gladys Knight & The Pips December 20, 1967 Covered by (6 artists)
Don't Let the Joneses Get You Down Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong The Temptations [US1] April 23, 1969 Covered by The Truthettes
Do Your Dance Norman Whitfield, Dick Turner Rose Royce 1977
Everybody Needs Love Norman Whitfield, Eddie Holland Mary Wells February 20, 1964 Covered by (8 artists)
Friendship Train Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong Gladys Knight & The Pips September 30, 1969 Covered by (4 artists)
Funky Music Sho Nuff Turns Me On Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong Edwin Starr March 30, 1971 Covered by (4 artists)
Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue) Norman Whitfield, Eddie Holland The Temptations [US1] July 6, 1964 Covered by (2 artists)
Golden Touch Norman Whitfield, Walter Downing, Mark Kenoly Rose Royce 1980 Covered by Shinehead
Gonna Give Her All the Love I've Got Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong Jimmy Ruffin August 22, 1966 Covered by (8 artists)
Gonna Keep On Tryin' Till I Win Your Love Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong Edwin Starr May 16, 1967 Covered by (6 artists)
Help Yourself Norman Whitfield The Undisputed Truth August 1974 Covered by Rose Royce
He Was Really Sayin' Somethin┬┤ Norman Whitfield, William Stevenson, Eddie Holland The Velvelettes December 7, 1964 Covered by (8 artists)
He Who Picks a Rose Norman Whitfield, Eddie Holland, Earl Smiley Jimmy Ruffin May 17, 1965 Covered by (4 artists)
How Can I Forget Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong The Temptations [US1] June 29, 1968 Covered by (2 artists)
Hum Along and Dance Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong The Temptations [US1] February 2, 1970 Covered by (2 artists)
I Can't Get Next to You Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong The Temptations [US1] July 3, 1969 Covered by (40 artists)
I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You) Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong, Rodger Penzabene The Temptations [US1] April 18, 1968 Covered by (5 artists)
I Gotta Find a Way (To Get You Back) Norman Whitfield, Cornelius Grant, Eddie Holland, Eddie Kendricks Tammi Terrell August 17, 1967 Covered by The Temptations [US1]
I Heard It Through the Grapevine Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong Smokey Robinson & The Miracles August 16, 1966 Covered by (197 artists)
I Know How to Love Her Norman Whitfield, Eddie Kendricks Jimmy Ruffin August 21, 1964 Covered by (29 artists)
(I Know) I'm Losing You Norman Whitfield, Cornelius Grant, Eddie Holland The Temptations [US1] November 2, 1966 Covered by (27 artists)
I'm Going Down Norman Whitfield Rose Royce 1976 Covered by (10 artists)
It Should Have Been Me Norman Whitfield, William Stevenson Kim Weston December 5, 1962 Covered by (14 artists)
It's Summer Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong Gladys Knight & The Pips April 23, 1968 Covered by The Temptations [US1]
I Wanna Get Next to You Norman Whitfield Rose Royce 1976 Covered by (4 artists)
I Wish It Would Rain Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong, Rodger Penzabene Earl Van Dyke April 22, 1967 Covered by (42 artists)
Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me) Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong The Temptations [US1] December 3, 1970 Covered by (66 artists)
Law of the Land Norman Whitfield The Temptations [US1] January 16, 1973 Covered by (4 artists)
Let Your Hair Down Norman Whitfield The Temptations [US1] November 27, 1973 Covered by Yvonne Fair
(Loneliness Made Me Realize) It's You That I Need Norman Whitfield, Eddie Holland Eddie Holland March 20, 1963 Covered by (2 artists)
Ma Norman Whitfield The Temptations [US1] December 28, 1972 Covered by (2 artists)
Mama I Gotta Brand New Thing (Don't Say No) Norman Whitfield The Undisputed Truth June 1973 Covered by The Jackson 5
Masterpiece Norman Whitfield The Temptations [US1] February 21, 1973 Covered by Grover Washington, Jr.
Message from a Black Man Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong The Temptations [US1] May 13, 1969 Covered by (9 artists)
Needle in a Haystack Norman Whitfield, William Stevenson The Velvelettes September 1964 Covered by (11 artists)
Ooh Boy Norman Whitfield Rose Royce 1977 Covered by (2 artists)
Papa Was a Rollin' Stone Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong The Undisputed Truth May 9, 1972 Covered by (78 artists)
Plastic Man Norman Whitfield The Temptations [US1] February 21, 1973 Covered by (2 artists)
Please Return Your Love to Me Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong The Temptations [US1] February 23, 1968 Covered by (3 artists)
Pride & Joy Marvin Gaye, Norman Whitfield, William Stevenson Marvin Gaye September 12, 1962 Covered by (12 artists)
Psychedelic Shack Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong The Temptations [US1] December 6, 1969 Covered by (3 artists)
Runaway Child, Running Wild Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong The Temptations [US1] December 31, 1968 Covered by (5 artists)
Save My Love for a Rainy Day Norman Whitfield, Rodger Penzabene The Temptations [US1] February 23, 1967 Covered by (3 artists)
Since I've Lost You Norman Whitfield Jimmy Ruffin June 12, 1964 Covered by (4 artists)
Slave Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong The Temptations [US1] May 13, 1969 Covered by Derrick Harriott & The Crystalites
Smiling Faces Sometimes Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong The Temptations [US1] March 2, 1971 Covered by (11 artists)
Stop the War Now Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong Edwin Starr November 19, 1970 Covered by (4 artists)
Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are) Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong The Temptations [US1] October 1971 Covered by (6 artists)
That's the Way Love Is Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong Isley Brothers August 30, 1966 Covered by (11 artists)
The Boy from Crosstown Norman Whitfield, Eddie Holland The Marvelettes March 1965 Covered by (2 artists)
The End of Our Road Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong, Rodger Penzabene Gladys Knight & The Pips December 14, 1967 Covered by (7 artists)
The Further You Look the Less You See Smokey Robinson, Norman Whitfield The Temptations [US1] January 4, 1963 Covered by (2 artists)
The Girl's Alright with Me Norman Whitfield, Eddie Holland The Temptations [US1] March 26, 1964 Covered by (3 artists)
Throw a Farewell Kiss Norman Whitfield, Eddie Holland Freddie Gorman October 5, 1962 Covered by (4 artists)
Too Many Fish in the Sea Norman Whitfield, Eddie Holland The Marvelettes October 14, 1964 Covered by (17 artists)
Undeniable Mos Def, Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong, Rich Harrison Mos Def December 29, 2006
Ungena Za Ulimwengu (Unite the World) Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong The Temptations [US1] August 14, 1970 Covered by The Undisputed Truth
War Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong The Temptations [US1] January 7, 1970 Covered by (31 artists)
What It Is? Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong The Temptations [US1] January 7, 1972
Wherever I Lay My Hat Marvin Gaye, Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong Marvin Gaye September 11, 1962 Covered by (14 artists)
You Can't Stop Me Now Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong, RZA, Jason Hunter Bobby Digital June 24, 2008
You Don't Love Me No More Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong, Rodger Penzabene Gladys Knight & The Pips April 10, 1967 Covered by The Temptations [US1]
You Gotta Believe Norman Whitfield Rose Royce & the Pointer Sisters 1976
You Make Your Own Heaven and Hell Right Here on Earth Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong The Temptations [US1] January 15, 1970 Covered by The Undisputed Truth
You Need Love Like I Do (Don't You) Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong Gladys Knight & The Pips January 24, 1970 Covered by (4 artists)
You're My Everything Norman Whitfield, Cornelius Grant, Rodger Penzabene The Temptations [US1] July 17, 1967 Covered by (6 artists)

Adapted songs