The Whitfield-Strong song matched a typically socially aware lyric with a busy, funky, brass-fuelled beat.
The engine that drove the Motown machine mas made up of the songwriters and producers who worked behind the scenes to create the Motown sound.
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.
With ‘A Tribute To The Great Nat King Cole’, Marvin Gaye proved that he was as capable of crooning jazz standards as he was turning out soul hits.
The new film, directed by Oscar and Emmy-winning Roger Ross Williams, charts the history and legacy of New York's famous Apollo Theatre.
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.
The Stylistics' original version of Bell & Creed's You Are Everything' later a UK hit for Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye, rarely gets the limelight it deserves.
In late October 1982, after weeks of rumours, Paul Weller announced that he was splitting up the band to explore new musical possibilities.
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.
The powerful 'I Can't Get Next To You' was the second single from the group's 'Puzzle People' album.
'Dancing In The Street' is the perfect Motown dance record: it's infectious and features great musicians playing their socks off.