Released: January 1971

The title track to Marvin Gaye's conscious-soul masterpiece was nothing less than a gamechanger. Marking a shocking desertion of his more trad Motown work, it gave label boss Berry Gordy the heebee-geebees, but commercially speaking, worked a treat. The single went to No.2 in the States, the album to the top of NME's all-time albums list in 1985.

 
 
 
 
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