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Frankie Gaye - Wikipedia
Marvin Gaye was one of the greatest singers of all time, who recorded some of the finest ever soul songs in a short period of time. Taken far too soon, Marvin Gaye 's music took on various styles, from uplifting duets to heartbreaking ballads to socially-conscious anthems. We've taken his 10 very best songs for the ultimate Marvin Gaye introduction:. Written by the famous Holland—Dozier—Holland trio at Motown, this gave Marvin Gaye his biggest hit at the time in Released on Motown's Tamla label in , this duet between Marvin and Kim Weston describes various things in life - such as dreams, love and wishes - being far better with two people instead of one. Marvin Gaye covered the song in , and was one of his first experiments in socially-conscious music, a year before his What's Going On? It reached the top 10 in the UK.
The Very Best of Marvin Gaye
Perhaps the pervasive element of tragedy that ruled Marvin Gaye's life accounts for the profound intimacy found in his songs. A late-decade period of depression and solitude ended with What's Going On? That album eschewed the pop frivolity of Gaye's earlier work, grappling with such issues as the Vietnam War, poverty and the ecology. Its success allowed him to create increasingly personal records.