The Marvin Gaye Discography -
His Many Musical Moods

Bing Crosby. Nat King Cole. Frank Sinatra. Marvin Gaye?

The Marvin Gaye discography opens with the sentimental tracks he preferred. But his true soul arises from sly, grainy, impassioned vocals. You can't call his singing merely pleasant! All the better for his hits, from "Stubborn Kind of Fellow" to "I Heard It Through the Grapevine." He sounds worked up even during duets with the charming Tammi Terrell.

In a way, he returned to his dreamy spirit with the epic What's Going On. But by confronting social and environmental ills, he'd obviously come a long way from just thinking about his baby.

As Marvin Gaye's experiences and outlook darkened, romantic fervor became fiercer, spiritual intimacy more intense. He'd certainly lived, loved, and left a remarkable legacy through his songs by age 44.

This Marvin Gaye discography features albums all the way to his death. He'd moved on from the Motown groove and label by then, but I don't want to cut his accomplishments short.

The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye (June 8, 1961)

1. The Masquerade is Over (Magidson/Wrubel)

2. My Funny Valentine (Hart/Rodgers)

3. Witchcraft (Coleman/Leigh)

4. Easy Living (Rainger/Robin)

5. How Deep is the Ocean (Berlin)

6. Love for Sale (Porter)

7. Always (Berlin)

8. How High the Moon (Hamilton/Lewis)

9. Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide (Gordy)

10. Never Let You Go (Fuqua/Gaye)

11. You Don't Know What Love Is (DePaul/Raye)

That Stubborn Kinda Fellow (Jan. 30, 1963)

1. Stubborn Kind of Fellow (Gaye/Gordy/Stevenson)

2. Pride and Joy (Gaye/Stevenson/Whitfield)

3. Hitch Hike (Gaye/Stevenson/Whitfield)

4. Get My Hands on Some Lovin' (Gaye/Stevenson)

5. Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)

6. Soldier's Plea

7. It Hurt Me Too

8. Taking My Time

9. Hello There Angel

10. I'm Yours, You're Mine

On Stage Recorded Live (Sept. 9, 1963)

1. Stubborn Kind of Fellow (Gaye/Gordy/Stevenson)

2. One of These Days (Stevenson)

3. Mo Jo Hanna

4. Days of Wine and Roses (Mancini/Mercer)

5. Pride and Joy (Gaye/Stevenson/Whitfield)

6. Hitch Hike (Gaye/Stevenson/Whitfield)

7. Get My Hands on Some Lovin' (Gaye/Stevenson)

8. You Are My Sunshine (Davis/Mitchell)

Can I Get a Witness (1963; a single by Dozier/Holland/Holland)

When I'm Alone I Cry (Apr. 1964)

1. You've Changed (Keith)

2. I Was Telling Her About You

3. I Wonder (Gant/Leveen)

4. I'll Be Around

5. Because of You

6. Don't Know Why (Hardaway/Hunter/Riser/Wonder)

7. I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face (Lerner/Loewe)

8. When Your Lover Has Gone

9. When I'm Alone I Cry

10. If My Heart Could Sing (Broadnax/Vandenberg)

Together (with Mary Wells, Apr. 15, 1964)

1. Once Upon a Time (Ales/Hamilton/Paul/Stevenson)

2. 'Deed I Do (Hirsch/Rose)

3. Until I Met You (Corner Pocket) (Greene/Wolf)

4. Together (Brown/DeSylva/Henderson)

5. (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons (Best/Watson)

6. The Late, Late Show (Alfred/Berlin)

7. After the Lights Go Down Low (Belmonte/Lovett/White)

8. Just Squeeze Me (but Don't Tease Me) (Ellington/Gaines)

9. What's the Matter With You Baby (Ales/Paul/Stevenson)

10. You Came a Long Way From St. Louis (Brooks/Russell)

Hello Broadway (Nov. 12, 1964)

1. Hello Broadway

2. People (Merrill/Styne)

3. The Party's Over

4. On the Street Where You Live (Lerner/Loewe)

5. What Kind of Fool Am I (Bricusse/Newley)

6. My Kind of Town

7. Days of Wine and Roses (Mancini/Mercer)

8. This is the Life

9. My Way (Jacques/Miller)

10. Hello, Dolly! (Herman)

11. Walk on the Wild Side

How Sweet It Is (Jan. 21, 1965)

1. You're a Wonderful One (Dozier/Holland/Holland)

2. How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved by You) (Dozier/Holland/Holland)

3. Try It Baby (Gordy)

4. Baby Don't You Do It (Dozier/Holland)

5. Need Your Lovin' (Want You Back)

6. One of These Days (Stevenson)

7. No Good Without You

8. Stepping Closer to Your Heart

9. Need Somebody

10. Me and My Lonely Room

11. Now That You've Won Me (Robinson)

12. Forever

Pretty Little Baby (June 18, 1965; single)

A Tribute to Great Nat King Cole (Nov. 1, 1965)

1. Nature Boy

2. Ramblin' Rose (Sherman/Sherman)

3. Too Young (Dee/Lippman)

4. Pretend

5. Straighten Up and Fly Right (Cole/Mills)

6. Mona Lisa (Evans/Livingston)

7. Unforgettable (Gordon)

8. To the Ends of the Earth

9. Sweet Lorraine (Burwell/Parish)

10. It's Only a Paper Moon (Arlen/Harburg/Rose)

11. Send for Me

12. Calypso Blues

The Moods of Marvin Gaye (May 23, 1966)

1. I'll Be Doggone (Moore/Robinson/Tarplin)

2. Little Darling (I Need You) (Dozier/Holland/Holland)

3. Take This Heart of Mine (Moore/Robinson/Tarplin)

4. Hey Diddle Diddle (Bristol/Fuqua/Gaye)

5. One More Heartache (Moore/Robinson/Rogers/Tarplin/White)

6. Ain't That Peculiar (Moore/Robinson/Rogers/Tarplin)

7. Night Life (Breeland/Buskirk/Nelson)

8. You've Been a Long Time Coming (Dozier/Holland/Holland)

9. Your Unchanging Love (Dozier/Holland/Holland)

10. You're the One for Me (Broadnax/Paul/Wonder)

11. I Worry 'Bout You (Mapp)

12. One for My Baby (and One More for the Road) (Arlen/Mercer)

Take Two (with Kim Weston, Aug. 25, 1966)

1. It Takes Two (Moy/Stevenson)

2. I Love You, Yes I Do (Glover/Nix)

3. Baby I Need Your Loving (Dozier/Holland/Holland)

4. It's Got to Be a Miracle (This Thing Called Love) (Bullock/Moy/Stevenson)

5. Baby Say Yes (Stevenson/Weston)

6. What Good Am I Without You (Higdon/Stevenson)

7. Till There Was You (Willson)

8. Love Fell on Me (Moy/Stevenson)

9. Secret Love (Fain/Webster)

10. I Want You 'Round (Robinson/Stevenson)

11. Heaven Sent You, I Know (Bullock/Moy/Stevenson)

12. When We're Together (Bullock/Moy)

Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston (1966)

Marvin Gaye (1966)

United (with Tammi Terrell, Aug. 29, 1967)

1. Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Ashford/Simpson)

2. You Got What It Takes (Davis/Fuqua/Gordy)

3. If I Could Build My Whole World Around You (Bristol/Bullock/Fuqua)

4. Somethin' Stupid (Parks)

5. Your Precious Love (Ashford/Simpson)

6. Hold Me, Oh My Darling (Fuqua)

7. Two Can Have a Party (Bristol/Fuqua/Kemp)

8. Little Ole Boy, Little Ole Girl

9. If This World Were Mine (Gaye)

10. Sad Wedding (Beavers/Bristol)

11. Give a Little Love (Bristol/Fuqua/Wilson)

12. Oh How I'd Miss You (Davis/Wilson/Wilson)

Originals From Marvin Gaye (1967)

You're All I Need (with Tammi Terrell, Aug. 26, 1968)

1. Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing (Ashford/Simpson)

2. Keep on Lovin' Me Honey

3. You're All I Need to Get By (Ashford/Simpson)

4. Baby Don't Cha Worry

5. You Ain't Livin' Till You're Lovin' (Ashford/Simpson)

6. Give In, You Just Can't Win

7. When Love Comes Knocking at My Heart

8. Come on and See Me (Bristol/Fuqua)

9. I Can't Help but Love You

10. That's How It Is (Since You've Been Gone)

11. I'll Never Stop Loving You Baby

12. Memory Chest

In the Groove (Aug. 26, 1968; re-released as I Heard It Through the Grapevine)

1. You (Bowen/Coga/Hunter)

2. Tear It on Down (Ashford/Simpson)

3. Chained (Wilson)

4. I Heard It Through the Grapevine (Strong/Whitfield)

5. At Last (I Found a Love) (Gaye/Gaye/Stover)

6. Some Kind of Wonderful (Goffin/King)

7. Loving You is Sweeter Than Ever (Hunter/Wonder)

8. Change What You Can (Gaye/Gaye/Stover)

9. It's Love I Need (Bowden/Hunter)

10. Every Now and Then (Holland/Wilson)

11. You're What's Happening in the World (Gordy/Gordy/Story)

12. There Goes My Baby (Nelson/Patterson/Treadwell)

M.P.G. (Apr. 30, 1969)

1. Too Busy Thinking About My Baby (Bradford/Strong/Whitfield)

2. This Magic Moment (Pomus/Shuman)

3. That's the Way Love Is (Strong/Whitfield)

5. The End of Our Road (Penzabene/Strong/Whitfield)

6. Seek and You Shall Find (Hunter/Stevenson)

7. Memories (Brown/Gaye/Gordy/Story)

8. Only a Lonely Man Would Know (Hunter/Verdi)

9. It's a Bitter Pill to Swallow (Moore/Robinson)

10. More Than a Heart Can Stand (Hunter/Stevenson)

11. Try Me True Love (Cosby/Dean/Wonder)

12. I Got to Get to California (DeMell/Hunter)

13. It Don't Take Much to Keep Me (Dozier/Holland/Holland)

Marvin Gaye & His Girls (Apr. 30, 1969)

Easy (with Tammi Terrell, Sept. 16, 1969)

1. Good Lovin' Ain't Easy to Come By (Ashford/Simpson)

2. California Soul (Ashford/Simpson)

3. Love Woke Me Up This Morning (Ashford/Simpson)

4. This Poor Heart of Mine (Ashford/Simpson)

5. I'm Your Puppet (Oldham/Penn)

6. The Onion Song (Ashford/Simpson)

7. What You Gave Me (Ashford/Simpson)

8. Baby I Need Your Loving (Dozier/Holland/Holland)

9. I Can't Believe You Love Me (Bristol/Fuqua)

10. How You Gonna Keep It (After You Get It) (Ashford/Simpson)

11. More, More, More of Your Love (Robinson)

12. Satisfied Feelin' (Ashford/Simpson)

That's the Way Love Is (Jan. 8, 1970)

1. Gonna Give Her All the Love I've Got (Strong/Whitfield)

2. Yesterday (Lennon/McCartney)

3. Groovin' (Brigati/Cavaliere)

4. I Wish It Would Rain (Penzabene/Strong/Whitfield)

5. That's the Way Love Is (Strong/Whitfield)

6. How Can I Forget (Strong/Whitfield)

7. Abraham, Martin and John (Holler)

8. Gonna Keep on Tryin' Till I Win Your Love (Strong/Whitfield)

9. No Time for Tears (Holland/Whitfield)

10. Cloud Nine (Strong/Whitfield)

11. Don't You Miss Me a Little Bit Baby (Penzabene/Strong/Whitfield)

12. So Long (Holland/Taylor/Whitfield)

Marvin Gaye Super Hits (Sept. 22, 1970)

What's Going On (May 20, 1971; recorded Jan.-Mar. 1971)

1. What's Going On (Benson/Cleveland/Gaye)

2. What's Happening Brother (Gaye/Nyx)

3. Flyin' High (in the Friendly Sky) (Gaye/Gaye/Stover)

4. Save the Children (Benson/Cleveland/Gaye)

5. God is Love (Gaye/Gaye/Nyx/Stover)

6. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) (Gaye)

7. Right On (DeRouen/Gaye)

8. Wholy Holy (Benson/Cleveland/Gaye)

9. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) (Gaye/Nyx)

You're the Man (1972; single)

Trouble Man (Dec. 8, 1972; composed by Gaye)

1. Main Theme From Trouble Man (2)

2. "T" Plays It Cool

3. Poor Abbey Walsh

4. The Break In (Police Shoot Big)

5. Cleo's Apartment

6. Trouble Man

7. "T" Stands for Trouble

8. Main Theme From Trouble Man (1)

9. Life is a Gamble

10. Deep-in-It

11. Don't Mess With Mister "T"

12. There Goes Mister "T"

Let's Get It On (Aug. 28, 1973)

1. Let's Get It On (Gaye/Townsend)

2. Please Stay (Once You Go Away) (Gaye/Townsend)

3. If I Should Die Tonight (Gaye/Townsend)

4. Keep Gettin' It On (Gaye/Townsend)

5. Come Get to This (Gaye)

6. Distant Lover (Gaye/Gaye/Gordy/Greene)

7. You Sure Love to Ball (Gaye)

8. Just to Keep You Satisfied (Gaye/Gaye/Stover)

Diana & Marvin (Oct. 26, 1973)

1. You Are Everything (Bell/Creed)

2. Love Twins (Bolton/McLeod)

3. Don't Knock My Love (Pickett/Shapiro)

4. You're a Special Part of Me (Johnson/Porter/Wright)

5. Pledging My Love (Robey/Washington)

6. Just Say, Just Say (Ashford/Simpson)

7. Stop, Look, Listen (to Your Heart) (Bell/Creed)

8. I'm Falling in Love With You (Gordy)

9. My Mistake (Was to Love You) (Jones/Sawyer)

10. Include Me in Your Life (Bolton/McLeod)

Marvin Gaye Live! (June 19, 1974)

1. Beginning: Introduction and Overture

2. Trouble Man (Gaye)

3. Flyin' High (in the Friendly Sky) (Gaye/Gaye/Stover)/Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) (Gaye)

4. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) (Gaye/Nyx)

5. Distant Lover (Gaye/Gaye/Gordy/Greene)

6. Jan (Gaye)

7. Keep Gettin' It On (Gaye/Townsend)

8. Fossil Medley

9. Thanks to the Orchestra

10. Let's Get It On (Gaye/Townsend)

11. What's Going On (Benson/Cleveland/Gaye)

Anthology (1974)

I Want You (Mar. 16, 1976)

1. I Want You (vocal) (Ross/Ware)

2. Come Live With Me, Angel (Hilliard/Ware)

3. After the Dance (instrumental) (Gaye/Ross/Ware)

4. Feel All My Love Inside (Gaye/Ware)

5. I Wanna Be Where You Are (Ross/Ware)

6. I Want You (Ross/Ware)

7. All the Way Around (Ross/Ware)

8. Since I Had You (Gaye/Ware)

9. Soon I'll Be Loving You Again (Gaye/Ross/Ware)

10. I Want You (Ross/Ware)

11. After the Dance (vocal) (Gaye/Ross/Ware)

Live at the London Palladium (Mar. 15, 1977; recorded Oct. 3, 1976-Jan. 31, 1977)

1. Intro Theme

2. All the Way Around (Ross/Ware)

3. Since I Had You (Gaye/Ware)

4. Come Get to This (Gaye)

5. Let's Get It On (Gaye/Townsend)

6. Trouble Man (Gaye)

7. Medley I: Ain't That Peculiar (Moore/Robinson/Rogers/Tarplin)/You're a Wonderful One (Dozier/Holland/Holland)/Stubborn Kind of Fellow (Gaye/Gordy/Stevenson)/Pride and Joy (Gaye/Stevenson/Whitfield)/Little Darling (I Need You) (Dozier/Holland/Holland)/I Heard It Through the Grapevine (Strong/Whitfield)/Hitch Hike (Gaye/Stevenson/Whitfield)/You (Bowen/Coga/Hunter)/Too Busy Thinking About My Baby (Bradford/Strong/Whitfield)/How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved by You) (Dozier/Holland/Holland)

8. Medley II: Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) (Gaye/Nyx)/God is Love (Gaye/Gaye/Nyx/Stover)/What's Going On (Benson/Cleveland/Gaye)/Save the Children (Benson/Cleveland/Gaye)

9. Medley III: You're All I Need to Get By (Ashford/Simpson)/Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing (Ashford/Simpson)/Your Precious Love (Ashford/Simpson)/It Takes Two (Moy/Stevenson)/Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Ashford/Simpson)

10. Thanks

11. Closing Theme: I Want You (Ross/Ware)

12. Got to Give It Up (Gaye)

Here, My Dear (Dec. 15, 1978)

1. Here, My Little Dear (Gaye)

2. I Met a Little Girl (Gaye)

3. When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You (Gaye)

4. Anger (Ashby/Gaye/Townsend)

5. Is That Enough (Gaye)

6. Everybody Needs Love (Gaye/Townsend)

7. Time to Get It Together (Gaye)

8. Sparrow (Gaye/Townsend)

9. Anna's Song (Gaye)

10. When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You (instrumental) (Gaye)

11. A Funky Space Reincarnation (Gaye)

12. You Can Leave, but It's Gonna Cost You (Gaye)

13. Falling in Love Again (Gaye)

14. When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You (reprise) (Gaye)

Love Man (cancelled, 1979)

1. Ego Tripping Out (Gaye)

2. Life's a Game of Give and Take

3. Life is Now in Session

4. I Offer You Nothing but Love

5. Just Because You're So Pretty

6. Dance 'n' Be Happy

7. Funk Me (Gaye)

8. Love's Plea

Live in Montreaux (1980)

In Our Lifetime (Jan. 15, 1981)

1. Praise (Gaye)

2. Life is for Learning (Gaye)

3. Love Party (Gaye)

4. Funk Me (Gaye)

5. Far Cry (Gaye)

6. Love Me Now or Love Me Later (Gaye)

7. Heavy Love Affair (Gaye)

8. In Our Lifetime (Gaye)

The Magic of Marvin Gaye (1982)

Midnight Love (Oct. 1982)

1. Midnight Lady (Gaye)

2. Sexual Healing (Brown/Gaye/Ritz)

3. Rockin' After Midnight (Gaye)

4. Till Tomorrow (Gaye)

5. Turn on Some Music (Gaye)

6. Third World Girl (Gaye)

7. Joy (Gaye)

8. My Love is Waiting (Banks)

Dream of a Lifetime (May 1985)

1. Sanctified Lady (Banks/Gaye)

2. Savage in the Sack (Gaye)

3. Masochistic Beauty (Banks/Gaye)

4. It's Madness (Gaye)

5. Ain't It Funny (How Things Turn Around) (Gaye)

6. Symphony (Gaye/Robinson)

7. Life's Opera (Gaye/Hunter)

8. Dream of a Lifetime (Gaye)

Romantically Yours (compilation, Dec. 1985)

1. More (Ciorciolini/Newell/Oliviero/Ortolani)

2. Why Did I Choose You (Leonard/Martin)

3. Maria (Hammerstein/Rodgers)

4. The Shadow of Your Smile (Mandel/Webster)

5. Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words) (Howard)

6. I Won't Cry Anymore (Frisch/Wise)

7. Just Like (Gaye)

8. Walkin' in the Rain (Gaye)

9. I Live for You (Gaye)

10. Stranger in My Life (Gaye)

11. Happy Go Lucky (Holland/Whitfield)

The World is Rated X (1986; single)

Other Tracks

  • Baby, Don't You Leave Me
  • My Mistake (Was to Love You)
  • Sweet Thing
  • Sweeter as the Days Go By
  • Teach Me Tonight

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