From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
The 10 Best Marvin Gaye Songs
Best Marvin Gaye Songs
It is a hugely sad moment, not just because of the pain caused, but mainly because of the huge potential loss. Gaye did what very few other artists of his time, roll with the punches and move with the times. Gaye saw not only the opportunities in front of him but the handles by which to grab them by. The title track of his 11th studio album, Marvin Gaye began to open his eyes and talent toward more socially relevant topics. Originally inspired by the increasing police brutality of which Gaye began to witness more and more, the song also marked a change in direction for the Motown singer. The turn was not only in style or composition but in material as it saw Gaye open his heart and his mind to the world and turn himself not only into a respected vocalist but a truly great artist. Another such loss came when dear Tammi Terrell lost her life at just 24 years of age in For the year-old Marvin Gaye, this track proved to be one of his greatest tracks and a song which later went on to be covered by an incredible array of artists including, quite unexpectedly, The Grateful Dead. It was the toast of the Motown scene and became a long-standing pinnacle of the genre and beyond.
The Number Ones. Album Of The Week. Would Kurt Cobain have released more albums as zeitgeist-defining and powerful as Nevermind or In Utero? When the mood turned psychedelic, so did Gaye, putting his own spin on Dion and Beatles tunes.
In celebration of his birthday, we bring you five of his greatest hits. Marvin Gaye is the greatest Soul singer to have ever lived. He continues to be one of the most influential artists from the grave. The singer and songwriter was born on April 2 in He was one of the most prominent singers of the s until he died on April 1, To celebrate the legend, we look at five of his greatest hits that made him a house-hold name all over the world.