The stirring ballad became the group's second Motown, and third overall, R&B No.1.
On November 21, 1964, Gaye entered the Hot 100 with what would would become a new crossover success, but a UK entry for just one week.
Available exclusively at the Better Gift Shop, the camp shirt features art from the best-selling ‘Marvin Gaye Live!’ LP.
The Whitfield-Strong song matched a typically socially aware lyric with a busy, funky, brass-fuelled beat.
With some of its icons still making hits, and a new breed of R&B star rising through the ranks, Motown continued to dominate the charts in the 80s and 90s.
The song opened with the doo-wop harmonies of Marvin's youth, before blossoming into a fingersnapping, joyful ode to a returning lover.
Ken Burns’ compelling documentary, ‘The Vietnam War’ explores one of the darkest hours in US history and the music that came out of it.
A song doesn’t have to have a message in order to change society. Race relations, gender equality and identity politics have all been shaped by music.
'Motown Chartbusters Volume 4' was not only another collection of big hits from the label, it became the latest No.1 in the series itself.
The Holland-Dozier-Holland classic was released in the US just three weeks after ‘Where Did Our Love Go’ had finished its two-week reign.
In late October 1982, after weeks of rumours, Paul Weller announced that he was splitting up the band to explore new musical possibilities.
If there was any initial hesitancy among pop radio programmers about the raunchy nature of 'Sexual Healing,' it was soon dispersed.
The Philadelphia group debuted the elegant song, written by the peerless team of Thom Bell and Linda Creed.
Only a year after Gladys Knight and the Pips took it to the top of the R&B chart, Marvin made 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine' his for keeps.
The first queen of Motown followed her opening R&B No.1 with a second soul chart-topper in a row.