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Sunday, January 1, 2017

I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin

I Heard It Through The Grapevine - MarvinGaye

I Heard It Through the Grapevine is a landmark song in the history of Motown. Written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong in 1966, the single was first recorded by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles.
Released on September 25, 1967 as Soul 35039 by Gladys Knight & the Pips who recorded the third version of the song, it has since become a signature song for singer Marvin Gaye, who recorded his version of the song prior to the Pips' but released it after theirs on October 30, 1968 as Tamla 54176. Creedence Clearwater Revival released their version of the song in 1970.
Gaye's version has since become a landmark in pop music.
 In 2004, it ranked No.80 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
On the commemorative 50th Anniversary of the Billboard Hot 100 issue of Billboard magazine in June 2008, Gaye's version was ranked as the 65th biggest song on the chart.

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