Money (That's What I Want)
Label: Motown (Capitol)
The hard R&B of Barrett Strong's signature track, "Money," would help Berry Gordy get Motown on its feet in the early 1960s. Although Strong was a key player in the Motown legacy (as a songwriter alongside Norman Whitfield), his early R&B sides have been overlooked. The music shows a raw side of the Motown roster and proves that Strong was a seriously underrated soul man.