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In this clip, Smokey Robinson looks back on writing two of his biggest hits, "My Guy" and "My Girl," for Mary Wells and The Temptations. From there, he explains the competitive nature of Motown Records during the label's heyday and the way in which the vocalists had to compete to earn the right to sing the hit songs he wrote. Moving along, he talks about writing his first song with the legendary David Ruffin and earning a $1,000 bonus from Barry Gordy for penning his greatest hit. Lastly, he discusses the historical relevance of "My Girl" before calling the song his "International Anthem."