Marvin Gaye

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Barrett Strong: the Motown hitmaker was modest almost to a fault
Though he was quick to credit others’ contributions, Strong’s songwriting was absolutely critical to the label that remade American pop music

Stevie Chick

31, Jan, 2023 @3:02 PM

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Santa Claus is coming to frown! Why the best Christmas songs are sad and slow
Who says festive numbers have to be merry? Marvin Gaye’s prisoner-of-war lament is a touching treat – while Prince’s track about a guy getting over a yuletide death with banana daiquiris is the jewel of the genre

Emma John

06, Dec, 2022 @3:51 PM

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Ed Sheeran to stand trial in US over Let’s Get It On copyright complaint
Singer accused of copying his 2014 hit song Thinking Out Loud from Marvin Gaye classic

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

30, Sep, 2022 @4:50 PM

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Spare a thought for us arachnophobes this autumn | Brief letters
Brief letters: Spider horrors | Wadded against winter | Northumberland blackberries | Marvin Gaye songs for lovers | Writing letters

Letters

04, Sep, 2022 @4:17 PM

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The power of speech in Ambridge | Brief letters
Brief letters: The Archers comes clean | Getting it on | Lessons from Leningrad | Blackberry week | Counting storms | Proper penmanship

Letters

02, Sep, 2022 @3:42 PM

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Lamont Dozier: the Motown master craftsman who created miracles under pressure
As one third of a legendary songwriting and production partnership, Dozier produced a slew of indelible hits that expressed the joy and frustration of a whole generation

Alexis Petridis

09, Aug, 2022 @3:42 PM

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The Guide #36: From Marvin Gaye to the Macarena, inside one man’s quest to review over 1,000 US No 1s
In this week’s newsletter: Why Stereogum’s Tom Breihan is listening back to every Billboard No 1 hit and grading them out of ten (yes, even The Chipmunk Song)

Gwilym Mumford

27, May, 2022 @10:50 AM

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The greatest songs about the climate crisis – ranked!
As Cop26 opens in Glasgow, we provide the soundtrack, ranging from Gojira’s metal fury to gorgeous environmental paeans by Childish Gambino, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell

Alexis Petridis

28, Oct, 2021 @12:30 PM

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What’s Going On at 50: Marvin Gaye’s masterpiece is still so true to life
The unresolved, discordant elements make this album truly timeless – that, and the fact that too few of its concerns have been addressed since 1971

Emily Lordi

20, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Sheila E: 'I'm mad that Prince isn't here any more'
Following childhood abuse, music saved the musician’s life – and led to a creative and romantic partnership with Prince. Now she’s passing on her skills and beating the drum for Biden

Emine Saner

11, Sep, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Diana Ross's greatest songs – ranked!
It’s 50 years since the Supreme diva released her debut solo album. Here’s 20 of her best, from tear-stained showtunes to anthems of black feminism

Daphne A Brooks

18, Jun, 2020 @12:30 PM

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The 100 greatest UK No 1s: 100-1
Look back on our complete countdown of the greatest UK No 1s, from the Beatles to Baby D, and So Solid Crew to Suzi Quatro

Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Alexis Petridis and Laura Snapes

05, Jun, 2020 @8:00 AM

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