Top 100 Songs
Eddie Holland was born 80 years ago today (10/30/193) in Detroit Michigan. Along with his brother Brian Holland (born 2/15/1941 in Detroit, Michigan) and Lamont Dozier (born 6/16/1941 in Detroit, Michigan), they formed the famed Holland-Dozier-Holland writing team. They crafted multiple hits for Motown for nearly a decade before leaving in the late 1960s to form Invictus, where they continued their hitmaking ways until 1973, when Dozier started a solo career.
Top 100 Songs
Dave’s Music Database lists are determined by song’s appearances on best-of lists as well as chart success, sales, radio airplay, streaming, and awards. In the event of multiple versions of a song, only the song ranked highest in Dave’s Music Database is included. Songs which hit #1 on the following charts are noted: Billboard Hot 100 (US), Cashbox (CB), Hit Records (HR), Radio & Records (RR), Billboard R&B chart (RB), Billboard adult contemporary chart (AC), Billboard album rock chart (AR), United Kingdom pop chart (UK), and Canadian pop chart (CN).
Holland-Dozier-Holland typically worked together, but individually they did occasionally collaborate with others and/or pen a song by just one or two of the team. Songs written by each of the three below are indicated: Brian Holland (B), Eddie Holland (E), and Lamont Dozier (L).
DMDB Top 1%:
1. B-E-L: Reach Out (I’ll Be There) (Four Tops, 1966) #1 US, CB, RB, UK
DMDB Top 5%:
7. E: Ain’t Too Proud to Beg (The Temptations, 1966) #1 RB
11. B-E-L: You Keep Me Hangin’ On (The Supremes, 1966) #1 US, CB, HR, RB
DMDB Top 10%:
21. B-E-L: Standing in the Shadows of Love (Four Tops, 1966)
DMDB Top 20%:
31. B-E-L: Jimmy Mack (Martha & the Vandellas, 1967) #1 RB
41. B-E-L: Nothing But Heartache (The Supremes, 1965)
Beyond the DMDB Top 20%:
45. B-E-L: You Keep Running Away (Four Tops, 1967)
51. E: All I Need (The Temptations, 1967)
61. B-E-L: Everything’s Tuesday (Chairmen of the Board, 1970)
71. B-E-L: I’m in a Different World (Four Tops, 1968)
81. B: Greetings, This Is Uncle Same (The Monitors, 1966)
91. B-E-L: Just Ain’t Enough (Eddie Holland, 1964)
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First posted 12/16/2019; last updated 10/28/2023.