Top 10 Marvin Gaye Songs – Download Free Marvin Gaye Music
He is one of the most famous and popular singers in Motown.
He is full of creativity and imagination.
Show love and passion for life with beautiful melody,
Show views about society or environment in lyrics.
He is Marvin Gaye, a legend musician with many music styles like R&B, jazz, funk, soul and so on.
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Here is a list of Top 10 Marvin Gaye songs.
Perhaps you can find some of your favorites from the list.
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1. What’s Going On
“You see, war is not the answer
For only love can conquer hate
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some lovin’ here today”
“What’s Going On” is a popular song, written by Marvin Gaye, Renaldo Benson and Al Cleveland in 1971. The song reached No.2 on US Billboard Pop Singles. Beside, Rolling Stone Magazine listed it as No.4 on their list of the Greatest Songs of All Time in 2004.
The inspiration of What’s Going On was from Gaye’s brother Frankie, who told Gaye his stories of his service during the Vietnam War. Actually, I was lost in thought when I first saw the lyrics.
Why our world still be filled with terrorism, violence, unkindness and selfishness? I choose love and peace more than hate. I believe you’ll have the same feelings after listening to this song.
2. Let’s Get It On
“Let’s get it on, oh baby
Let’s get it on
Let’s love baby”
In 1973, “Let’s Get It On” was chosen as the first single from the album with the same name. Written by Marvin Gaye and Ed Townsend, this classic Motown hit got positive reviews from people.
Undoubtedly, with the seductive lyrics and fluid sounds, it’s the most romantic and sexiest song I have ever heard. You can feel the deep love and passion easily by listening to this song. Download Marvin Gaye songs by the link below!
3. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
“I know a man ain’t supposed to cry
But these tears I can’t hold inside
Losin’ you would end my life you see
Cause you mean that much to me”
The song was released in 1968 from the studio album In The Groove, reached No.2 on the Billboard chart. It described a bad mood about a man who is afraid of losing his lover after hearing the grapevine.
Through the simple but sincere lyrics, I identify with the man fearing to lose a loved one. I think it is the charm of music that can easily take you into a story and feel the same with singers. How interesting!
4. Sexual Healing
“Get up, get up, get up, get up, let’s make love tonight
Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up, ‘cos you do it right”
“Sexual Healing” was recorded in 1982 on Columbia Records. It reached No.3 on the Billboard Hot 100, spent ten weeks at No.1 on the R&B charts, and won two Grammy Awards in 1983 for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Instrumental Performance.
Filled with provocative words, no matter who hears may feel hot and even can’t help touching lover’s body to show their passion. Will you agree with me? Let’s download and listen to this song!
5. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
“There ain’t no mountain high enough
Ain’t no valley low enough
Ain’t no river wide enough
To keep me from getting to you”
“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” was written by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson in 1966. It became a hit in 1967 when it was recorded by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. The song was later re-recorded by Diana Ross in 1970.
Perhaps we will confront diverse difficulties in our life, but nothing can separate us from who we love. Every time when we meet trouble, our family, friends and lovers will be there. The song gives me a great deal of warmth. Whenever you feel down, listen to it, you will gain infinite power.
6. Mercy Mercy Me
“Ah things ain’t what they used to be
What about this overcrowded land
How much more abuse from man can she stand”
“Mercy Mercy Me” was the second single from the studio album What’s going on (1971). The song was regarded as one of the most popular songs related to environment, which hit US Pop Singles as No.4 and topped US R&B Singles as well.
The song is about the problems about our environment. With a series of questions in the lyrics, the song calls for our care for the earth, the only place where we can live. Only when we attach great importance to environment and take actions can we have a better future!
7. Inner City Blues
“Crime is increasing
Trigger happy policing
Panic is spreading
God know where we’re heading”
“Inner City Blues” is a song chosen as the third and final single written by Marvin Gaye and James Nyx Jr., which is about the bleak economic situations of American.
“He was sexy when he was singing Let’s Get It On, and he was serious when he discussed the social problems.” One of Gaye’s fans said. I think it is the reason why Gaye is still popular among people around the world. He is so attractive, isn’t he?
8. Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)
“Stop and listen to your heartright now
Listen to your heart hear what’s it’ssayin’
Oh, can’t you see that it’s not too late”
The soul song was originally recorded by The Stylistics in 1971. After that, Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross released a duet version in 1974. The song was very popular in the UK and reached No.25 on the UK Singles Chart. In 2001, the duet version was chosen as a part of movie soundtrack for Bridget Jones’s Diary.
Incidentally, I heard the song for the first time when I was facing a hard choice and I had a bad mood during the period. At that time, I think the song gave me some answers to deal with the problems. When you feel down or have no ideas what and how to do, the song will encourage you and give you energy.
9. I’ll Be Doggone
“I’ll be doggone if you ain’t a pretty thing (baby)
And I’ll be doggone if you ain’t warm as a breath of spring (baby)”
“I’ll Be Doggone” gave Gaye his third Top Ten Pop hit, which peaked at No.8 on the Billboard Hot 100. Besides, it became his first million-selling record and his first No.1 single on the R&B chart, staying there for two weeks.
The song is about a man who told his lover that he’ll be “doggone” about simple things, but if she did him wrong, he would be “long gone”. If you haven’t listened to the song before, I am sure you will be impressed by the lyrics and melody.
10. Your Precious Love
“And I, I’ve got a song to sing
Tellin’ the world about the joy you bring
And you gave me a reason for livin’
And ooo, you taught me, you taught me the meaning of givin’ ”
“Your Precious Love” is an attractive song that was recorded by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. The song reached at No.5 on Billboard Pop Singles chart, and peaked at No.2 on Billboard R&B Singles chart. The song was later sampled by Gerald Levert on the song, “Your Smile” on his 2002 album.
With the slow melody, I can’t help shaking my body. I always feel relaxed when listening to this song. After a whole day’s heavy work or study, just listen to it and dance with the melody, I’m sure you’ll get better soon.
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